Local Heroes in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Post No. 6 was in awe this month as the November 2021 edition of Chapel Hill Magazine hit the news stands.  On the Contents page was a large photo of four Chapel Hill Post No. 6 members representing one hundred years of life and service to their country and community.

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State Commander James Moore Visited Post 6

A one hundred-year-old American Legionnaire arrived at Chapel Hill Post No. 6 to an official “Piping Aboard” of a dignitary.  The post members stood at Attention throughout the Post Home as the Post’s Ship’s Bell rang and the honorary Bosun’s mate announced, “Elmer Hughes, Arriving!”

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New Membership Eligibility Rules for the American Legion

Congress and the White House agree to expand definition of war eras to include all who served since Dec. 7, 1941.

More than 1,600 members of the U.S. Armed Forces were killed or wounded in periods of time not designated as war eras since the end of World War II. The newly signed Let Everyone Get
Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act of 2019 – The LEGION Act – honors those veterans, their spouses and descendants, extending membership eligibility in The American
Legion Family to hundreds of thousands who had previously been excluded.

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