American Legion holds first official meeting following reformation


March 30, 2023

Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

Veterans rise to pray and recite the preamble to the American Legion Constitution.

The Petersburg post of the American Legion held its first formal meeting on Tuesday in the Petersburg Public Library, which saw about 20 veterans gather to engage in official business and discuss what they want the future of the post to be.

Petersburg's American Legion post is called the Edward Locken Post 14-named for the former mayor and owner of the Bank of Petersburg.

The American Legion is a nonprofit veterans organization that has been a driving force for disability and education benefits for veterans according to Garrett Kravitz who has led the effort to get the post back up and runn...

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