The American Legion Post 160 in Port Allen celebrated its 84th birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 14 with a member dinner and installation of new officers and members of the American Legion Auxillary. Members and their family members gathered over a dinner catered by Court Street Cafe to mark the occasion.
Department of Louisiana Commander and Port Allen resident Ricky Griffin joined Post 160 for the commemoration and addressed members.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
Post 160 inducted Claude Crawford as Commander, Louis Osmer as First Vice, John Summers as Second Vice, David Credeur as Agitant and Ramona Hudson as Chaplain. Post 160 also inducted Wendy Peave as the historian, Debra Eidson as Chaplain, Eva Knapp as both the Treasurer and Secretary, Rebecca Wiltz as Vice President and Dorris Bradley as President of the Auxillary.