National Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana 1944: Past National President Mrs. James Morris (38-39) and National President Mrs. Charles Gilbert stand near the painting St. Nazaire Memorial which portrays the statue marking the spot where the first American troops landed in France during World War I.
National Convention: Chicago, Illinois November 18-21, 1945: States Dinner - l to r Miss Mary Bales (Ernie Pyle’s aunt) and Mademoiselle Samea Seymour, president of Paris, France Unit #1.
In Memorial Hospital No. 90, at Muskogee Okla. This veteran has three dependents, who were being aided by local charities until he was able to help them himself by making the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary poppies. He is unable to make them entirely by himself, but depends on assistance from his buddies in the ward with him..
No. 2 Group of patients making American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary poppies in Memorial Hospital No. 90 in Muskogee, Okla. These boys are all maintaining their wives and children by making poppies while they are here in this hospital receiving treatment.
1949, TO HELP COMBAT POLIO — A Polio Pak heater is presented to the Marion County, Oregon, Chapter of the Infantile Paralysis Association by Salem Unit No. 136, Salem Oregon. Examining the heater are, left to right; Mrs. David Wright, Polio County Chairman; Mrs. Harlan Judd, Unit President; Mrs. Sam Harbison, Second Vice President, and Mrs. Bert Walker, Unit Secretary.
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