Dundee American Legion celebrates 100 years Saturday
DUNDEE -- Joseph Suding American Legion Post 386 will celebrate its 100-year anniversary Saturday with plenty of food, fun and, of course, a parade.
DUNDEE - Joseph Suding American Legion Post 386 will celebrate its 100-year anniversary Saturday with plenty of food, fun and, of course, a parade.
The parade will take place at 2 p.m., followed by a special program in the city park. A pork chop supper will be available at 5 p.m., and a street dance will run from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Activities for kids, such as inflatable toys, will be ready in the park at noon. Individuals purchasing tickets will get a chance to smash an old, but not-so-classic car. The American Legion Riders are expected to be at the event as well.
The celebration corresponds with the Legion’s nationwide centennial celebration. The patriotic organization was formally adopted in 1919, and Legion posts across the country are celebrating the milestone this year.
The Dundee post is named after Joseph Suding, a Dundee barber who was killed in action during World War I on Nov. 1, 1918. Just 10 days after Suding’s death during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the Central Powers surrendered and the war came to an end.
The post is still active and has 33 members to this day, according to Mike Loosbrock, Post 386 commander.