America's Oldest Continuously Operating American Legion Post

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The American Legion National Executiv...

The American Legion National Executive Committee issued a charter on June 18, 1919 to Joe Carson Post 1. Eleven legionnaires (ten men and one woman) signed the charter. The “charter” members were: William L. Eagleton H. D. Labbe Harry L. S. Halley Horace H. Hagan C. A. Border Roland M. Broach C. C. McCrary L. […]

Post 1 is Formed–Named after Se...

Joseph Carson - First local man to give his life on the battlefield in World War I

On May 21, 1919 Tulsa members of The American Legion gathered to organize a post. These quotes from the Tulsa World article published on the morning of Wednesday, May 22, 1919 tell the story: “Many service men attended the rousing meeting of the American Legion held at the courthouse at 8 o’clock Tuesday night. Inspired […]