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06/29/2019 - Van Tassell American Legion Post No. 1 100-Year Celebration

The Wyoming American Legion Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1 in Van Tassell, WY is celebrating 100 years of existence on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds in Lusk, WY. The celebration begins at 10:00 AM, and all are invited. There will be guest speakers, a catered lunch by The Angry Irishman (there will be a fee for lunch), and a dance from 7:00-11:00 PM with the Dakota Country Band. Members of the Chadron American Legion will be the honor guard that will post the flags at the event.

The American Legion, founded in Paris, France in 1919, holds a long and enviable service to the nation and to the veterans of the nation’s wars. Covering those formative years of rapid growth, Legion records are not always exact, but it has been determined that Van Tassell, WY was among the first four posts organized within the nation, as their charters were all signed on the same day. Named for Ferdinand Brantstetter, resident of the Van Tassell community and one of the first to cross the seas and fall on the Field of Honor, Post No. 1 has led the roll of chartered posts throughout the history of the Legion’s Wyoming Department. It has led that roll honorably in service to the community, state, and nation.