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By Roger Dey
Blackfoot Valley Dispatch 

Lincoln plays host to Montana American Legion District meeting



Lincoln hosted the spring meeting of District 6 of the American Legion of Montana, with about 50 Legionnaires from the "Mining District" and several representatives from the Veteran's Administration gathering at the Lincoln Community Hall Saturday, April 28.

Doug Vulcan, adjutant for Lincoln Post #9, said the bi-annual meetings rotate through the thirteen Legion posts in the District, which extends from Dillon to Lincoln and includes posts in Butte, Helena and Philipsburg.

Vulcan said there wasn't much activity in the way of formal Legion business, but one of the main topics discussed was this year's national convention in Minneapolis. The August convention will be the Legion's centennial meeting.

"The American Legion started in 1919 in Paris France after the First World War. Many Montanans were a part of that original meeting in Paris," he said. "One of the original Legion posts was a Montana post."

The district meeting also included a meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary, who got together in the back room at Lambkins, which Vulcan said they found to be an excellent venue for their meeting. "They were well taken care of" he said.

Larry Dobb, the commander of the American Legion Department of Montana, delivered the meeting's keynote address during a lunch put on by Lincoln Legionnaires Dawn Charron and Ron Paul.

"This meeting went very smoothly," Vulcan said. "We got lots of comments on the Hall and how well it served as a meeting place."

Vulcan said the last time Lincoln hosted a district meeting was in 2012.

"I think we do a pretty good job here of hosting it," he said. "There's a fall meeting and a spring meeting for the district. We do quite a bit of traveling, so this is an opportunity not to have to travel, which is nice too."

The next event in store for Lincoln's Legionnaires is the annual Memorial Day observance at the Community Hall at the end of May.


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