Forty-eight soldiers were in attendance at the Memorial day exercises here last Friday and were banqueted at the Hub hotel by the Red Cross. The soldiers of the World War organized a branch of the American Legion with twenty-five charter members. Harold C. Metcalf was elected president and Frank Halbach, secretary. Several names were suggested as title for the local organization but the name cannot definitely decided upon until the charter is received.
From Hartley Sentinel June 5, 1919
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