St. George post celebrates American Legion’s 100th anniversary

Thornton Batty, Commander of the Kinney-Melquist Post 34 honors World War II veteran Edgar M. Post. This year the American flag at the St. George ball field flies in his honor.

The St. George American Legion Kinney-Melquist Post 34 is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion along with the family of posts worldwide. To celebrate the 100th Anniversary, the local American Legion honors its past accomplishments and renews the post’s resolve to serve the community.

Post 34 supports the St. George community in many ways such as providing awareness of national traditions and flag etiquette to the local Boy and Girl Scouts, conducting a Veterans Day ceremony at the school and hosting the annual Town Memorial Day parade. During the Memorial Day ceremony students recite historical messages appropriate for the Day and the school band provides patriotic music.

Each year Post 34 recognizes a veteran by flying the American flag at the St. George ball field for a year in his or her honor. This year the flag flies in honor of Edgar M. Post, a World War II veteran.  —Dave Percival

PHOTO: Dave Percival

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