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Join the AEF Memorial Corps

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The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission and the Doughboy Foundation are asking for American Legion posts to become official AEF Memorial Corps posts. The AEF Memorial Corps is a special recognition program aimed at veteran, military, patriotic, historical, service and community organizations, to encourage and reward them for their donations, fundraising and support activities, and advocacy in helping build the National WWI Memorial In Washington, D.C. A unique, engraved certificate is given to each post that makes a donation. Additionally, through augmented-reality technology, these posts will have a platform to be recognized by visitors when Pershing Park is completed. Learn more at ww1cc.org/memorial.

Veterans/Military Affairs Director David Hamon staffed an exhibit booth at the Legion’s 101st National Convention in August, where he distributed certificates to representatives of posts and other Legion Family groups that have donated to the memorial in 2019, making them part of the new Memorial Corps. For more information on the program, contact Hamon at (540) 379-8584 or david.hamon@worldwar1centennial.org.


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