American Legion Greenbrier Post #26 was nationally chartered by the National Commander, Franklin D’Olier on Sept. 8, 1920. The state sealed and framed charter document is proudly displayed in the American Legion Greenbrier Post #26’s meeting room at the Clifford Armory/Ronceverte Recreational Center. The Armory is located on Edgar Avenue in Ronceverte. The public is invited to come in and view the charter document and all the other recent awards received by American Legion Greenbrier Post #26. American Legion members will be serving cake and drinks in the American Legion’s meeting room in the Armory on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 1 till 3 p.m. The public is invited to come into the Armory and view the train display as well as the Legion’s award during the City of Ronceverte’s C&O Centennial Depot celebration. We hope to see you there.
Another important American Legion Greenbrier Post #26 event will be on Sept. 11, beginning at 6 p.m., Post #26 will be having the annual Flag Disposal ceremony at the Island Park Amphitheater. The date is the observance of Patriot Day, or as most remember the horrors of 9/11, 2001. Patriot Day was signed into law on Dec. 18, 2001, as a day to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on our country. By the direction of the President, on Patriot Day, Americans should fly their flags at half-staff and observe a moment of silence to honor those individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks. Yearly American Legion Greenbrier Post #26 holds their annual Flag Disposal ceremony as close to this date as we are able. The Post disposes of torn or worn unserviceable flags during this ceremony. The public is welcome to attend and help during this ceremony. Our American Flag signifies unity, bravery, valor, courage, fearlessness, patriotism and most important freedom. It is with honor that the American Legion Greenbrier Post #26 conducts this ceremony annually. American Legion Greenbrier Post # 26 members will be observing all rules and regulations regarding the proper disposal and retirement of unserviceable American flags. A postal type sidewalk box is located at the back entrance of the Armory for the public to deposit unserviceable flags for disposable by the American Legion.