The three Gregg County Posts 140, 232, 280 are getting together together to celebrate the Legions 100-year Anniversary at Post 140,located adjacent to Teague Park on August 24, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Post 140 was granted a temporary charter in January 1920 which makes it the oldest Post in Gregg County,and have a meeting building close (yards) from Veterans Plaza. They are a community-oriented Post. The Post Auxiliary unit 140 was chartered in Nov. 1927 and has operated continuously since then.
Post 232 was granted a charter in January 2011, which makes it the youngest post in Gregg County. They are community oriented by building wheelchair ramps, send young men to Boys State, Oratorical contest for the US Constitution, serve at Newgate Mission, and other events. It is also located in Longview.
Post 280 is in Kilgore and was chartered in 1932 making it the 2nd oldest in Gregg County. They provide scholarships annually to Veterans children's, support Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, and support women's retreat. In addition, they sponsor Boys State and assist with the veterans Programs in Kilgore.
All members of all the Posts including wives, significant others,and Auxiliary are invited along with interested Veterans. For more information contact Commander Applewhite @ 903-522-2071.
- Occurs Saturday, August 24th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm