FAIRBORN — The Fairborn American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526 held its first meeting June 21 outside the Legion Hall on Broad Street since 1965, when the first portion of that structure was built.
Early this year, the Legion Hall went into receivership and was subsequently vacated on May 31. Until the post finds another permanent home, members will be meeting 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in a temporary home, AMVETS Post 444 on Black Lane.
Post 526 extends its deepest gratitude to the AMVETS for their help during the transitional period.
At the June 21 meeting, trustees discussed how to “reboot” the organization as a younger person’s American Legion. Ideas will be brainstormed and considered in the coming months as members seek to “redefine” Post 526.
Foremost, however, members want to assure Fairborn that the Legion will continue to have a presence in the community. Members will continue to have flag placement and memorial services on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, provide honor guards at military funerals and maintain their involvement with the Boy Scouts of America and local school programs.
The Legion will also have flag bearers as usual at this year’s Fairborn Fourth of July Parade. Post 526 Vice Commander Chuck Knaub will be the 2017 Fourth of July parade Marshall.
Story courtesy of the American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526.