American Legion Post 34 celebrates 75-year anniversary with freedom-focused salute, activities
American Legion Post 34 turns 75 this year and veterans have planned a year chock full of events, tributes, patriotism and the celebration of freedom. Faces of Freedom will produce a Korean War event from the era this May.
As part of an event planned for Saturday, May 21, 2022, American Legion Post 34 will invite veterans and the public to learn about the Post’s role during the Korean War, also known as the forgotten war.
The day begins with a brunch at 9 AM, which will feature a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar and egg burritos. At 10 AM, Post 34 will install its new officers for the coming year. Afterwards, the Town of Cave Creek will present Post 34 with the Local Landmark award for its long-standing role as a leader that helped shape the community. At 1 PM, Post 34 will feature Bill Johnson, well-known Bob Hope impersonator; the one-hour show will take place in its courtyard. Johnson has performed his tribute to the late, great Bob Hope across the US and the South Pacific to rave reviews. His tribute has been showcase at numerous events including as master of ceremonies, tributes to the troops and corporate gatherings. Tickets, which are $15 per show and $20 at the door, if available, can be purchased at the Post (after 10 AM). Seating is limited. A BBQ, served by Top Hat Catering, will take place from 2:30-5 PM. In addition, Korean War veterans will be honored during the event, which wraps up with music by the Painted Cave Band from 2:30-7:30 PM.
“There will be nostalgia everywhere as we transport people back in time to places our veterans knew,” adds Brian Fernandez, Post 34 Legion commander. ”While we will share veteran stories throughout the years, we also will feature war eras and our veterans’ role in supporting freedom. For this event, Korean veterans are invited to attend so they can be honored by all in attendance.”
Chartered in 1947, American Legion Post 34 has been giving back to community charitable organizations for more than 75 years. The Post, whose mission is to support and advocate on behalf of veterans, active military and their families, consistently reaches out to assist veterans and others in need.
American Legion Post 34 is located at 6272. E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, Ariz. The American Legion, formed in 1919, supports and advocates on behalf of veterans, active military and their families. The 501(c)(19) also supports the initiatives and programs of the American Legion while fostering patriotism and responsible citizenship. American Legion Post 34 is a non-secular, non-political organization.
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