Monthly Archives: June 2011

American Legion Auxiliary

AL Auxiliary color Emblem300

The American Legion Auxiliary is the largest patriotic women’s service organization in the world, with nearly one million members.  Affiliated with The American Legion, the Auxiliary is a veterans’ service organization with members in nearly 10,500 units located in every … Continue reading

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2011 Boys State

Post 41's Boys State delegates (from left to right): Ian Cochran, Jessie Robinson, Conor Mettenburg, Daniel Judge, Peter Levi, Elliot Symonds, Alex Sefton, and Cory Russman.

American Legion Post 41 of Berryville sent eight delegates to the 69th Session of Virginia American Legion Boys State.  Boys State was held on June 19-25, 2011, at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.  Over 700 young men from all parts of … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Membership

Membership By War Era

What comes to mind when you think of an American Legion Post?  Many of us imagine an old-fashioned basement bar, smelling of cigarettes, and filled with aging men.  However, this stereotype does not entirely apply to Lloyd Williams Post 41.  … Continue reading

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POW/MIA Empty Chair


At the beginning of every American Legion meeting, we remember the incredible cost paid by those who gave their all to help preserve the freedoms we enjoy, those gallant individuals who fought and died for our country.  Yet, it is … Continue reading

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A Promise Kept

Billy Owens' military grave marker.

TEC-4 William C. “Billy” Owens, Jr. was the first Clarke County soldier to die on foreign soil during World War II.  On April 17, 1943, he died during a training accident in England.  He was killed when his jeep overturned … Continue reading

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