American Legion Post 12

Next Meeting is 14 March 24 at the Legion Hall.
Chaplains Ceremony
On 10 February 2024, members of Post 12 participated in a Chaplains remembrance ceremony at Carthage Memorial Park recognizing 5 chaplains who perished during World War II.
Left to right: Commander Tim Curran, Adjutant Richard C. Biggs, Chaplain Dr. Bill Graham, Past Commander Robert Bessler.
From National Headquarters LIBRARY

Joseph G. Hanson Post 12 was organized in 1919, but its permanent charter bears date of June 26, 2022.  The charter members of the post were:

The Post has furnished to the Department a number of outstanding leaders, among them being Paul Dana and Chester O. Bell, both of whom have held responsible positions in the Department organization.  John Beasley, who was the first Department Commander elected in a Department Convention, is now a member of the Post.

Over 100 year ago, on November 11, 1918—at 11 A. M., the Allied Powers and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria) agreed to an Armistice to cease fighting during World War I along the Western Front in northern France, southwest Germany, and Luxembourg. The fighting had begun after the assassination of June 28, 1914, of Austro-Hungarian Empire's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. It lasted four years, three months, and included in combat over 70 million people.

It is officially known that 29 North Carolinians (although there are undoubtedly more) who died on November 11, including the bulk of them from the 81st Division made one of the last offensives of the war just before the Armistice went into effect. Many of those killed were from the 321st Infantry, which was involved in the Battle of the Moranville, that lasted from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Carthage, North Carolina community. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. (Click the Sponsor or Booster Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.

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American Legion Post 12
P.O. Box 1893
, 350 Legion Hut Road
Carthage, NC 28327

(910) 420-0013