Monthly Archives: March 2012

Virginia Girls State

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 41 of Berryville will send four delegates to the 2012 Session of Virginia Girls State. The four delegates are Holland Robinson, daughter of Mr. Lou Robinson and Mrs. Tracey Blight; Megan Allen, daughter of Mr. and … Continue reading

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Up the River: A WWII “Coastie” in China

(By Norm Freeman) Post 41’s only World War II Coast Guard veteran was up the Wangpoo (now Huangpu) River in China in 1944, on the FS (Freight Supply) 314, a shallow-draft supply ship.  Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class, Earl Murray was aboard … Continue reading

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Story of the Poppy

In the World War I battlefields of Belgium, poppies grew wild amid the ravaged landscape.  How could such a pretty little flower grow wild while surrounded by death and destruction?  The overturned soils of battle enabled the poppy seeds to … Continue reading

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