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National Convention Parade Flagpole Rings

We have them ALL!


I've asked others if they have all the flagpole rings, and have been told that they probably do, but they just throw them in a drawer somewhere. Post 298 has them on their Past Commander board, next to the name of the Commander. We have blank spots on the poles for the years during WW II (1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945) that no convention parade rings were given out.

A star next to the name indicates the Commander has transferred to Post Everlasting.

For the Commanders that have held the post more than one term, there are two 
rings next to their name.

This is our current board.

Next is the older board.


This shows the last two columns of the older board..

This is the whole older board.  There are some names from truly great Legionnaires on it.

The next picture shows no rings during WWII and that we had two commanders in 1943.

We'd love to hear from other Legion Posts about how many parade rings they have.

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                We Shall Never Forget!



President Abraham Lincoln as stated in the Gettysburg Address

 "From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the 
last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."

22 November, 2014   Last update