American Legion turns 100

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - American Legions all over the country celebrated the organization's 100th birthday Friday.

The American Legion was chartered on March 15, 1919. It is a corporation dedicated to veterans.

American Legion Post #356 in Lynn Haven celebrated the big day by holding a ceremony with dinner Saturday night.

Kent Hansen, Commander of American Legion Post #356, said "I think it's a great time to reflect on the number of people that we've got, the number of veterans that have gone overseas and fought for us, and I just believe that it's a great cause and great organization."

Commander Kent Hansen went on to say he encourages anyone who is interested in the organization to reach out.