PHOTOS BY BOB EALUM
BY SARAH STEPHENS – RREAN
For 89 years now, the American Legion Post 122 has proudly welcomed Veterans, their families and the community to functions and events hosted in Prattville and the Autauga County area. They have been a huge part of the Prattville community offering help when needed, whether for Veterans or community members.
On September 10, 1930, The American Legion Post 122 received Charter Membership.
At that time, Harry M. Doster was Commander/News Correspondent; J.J. Duncan, Jr., was Adjutant/Treasurer; Cecil Alexander was Historian and T.A. Fay, Jr., was Service Officer.
Others among Charter Members were H. Pratt Thomas, H.H. Moncrief, F.T. Tuley, P.G. Mills, Y.E. Holloway, L.H. Yarbrough, Wm. J. Smith, F.L. Gaddis, Albert Smith, Ben F. Killett and Oscar F. Gilbert.
So many memories and stories are within the walls of the Legion Hall. It is a busy place to be, with events throughout the year to honor the memory of those who served and offer a place to gather for retirees or those still serving.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Legion members celebrated the organization’s 89th birthday by inviting members and the community to a Fish Fry with a lot of stories and memories shared. Below are photos from the day. Thank you American Legion Post 122 for your long history of service, providing for area Veterans and their families, and being a huge part of the community. Your previous service and current service are much appreciated.