Sam Young Post Remembers WWI Armistice, Namesake

The ceremony featured live fife music of classic WWI-Era tunes.
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A local American Legion post commemorated its namesake with a weekend of events. Samuel Young American Legion Post 620 Rededication Ceremony was celebrated on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 commemorating the end of World War I and founding of the American Legion. The celebration featured several audio visual displays highlighting different aspects of the war, film screenings, WWI re-enactors and a professional actor Alex Morf reading handwritten letters that the post’s namesake, Samuel Young, wrote home when he was in training and while he journeyed to the front lines in Europe.

The Post’s extensive exhibit featured photographs and artwork dating back to WWI.
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Assemblyman Michael Benedetto (c) addressed the significance of the day’s ceremony.
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Theodore Korony American Legion Post 253’s Joseph Mondello (l) and Patrick Devine attended the historic occasion.
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Edward Ludermann and Lillian Fehler reenacted WWl scenes and gave insight into the era.
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Post 620’s WWI-themed exhibits featured many artifacts from ‘The Great War’.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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