American Legion Post 111 sets historical records


TURNER – For the first time since 1920, Paul R. Bernard of Lower Street, Turner, has set two historical records for the Turner Memorial Post 111.

At the 89th annual American Legion Convention of the Department of Maine, held in Bangor on June 15-17, 1st Vice Commander Paul LHeureux, assisted by 2nd Vice Commander John Doyle, presented Bernard with the Silver Brigade Award.

Only four Legionnaires in the state qualified to receive the award. To qualify, a post must enroll 25 to 49 new members into the American Legion Family by a May target date.

Also awarded at the convention was the “Pioneer Award” to Robert “Bob” Morrill of Yarmouth, department of Maine membership director, and Bernard.

The awards are presented in appreciation for assistance in the organization of a new post of the American Legion. Bernard’s efforts were instrumental in establishing the Turner Memorial Post 111, which was issued its charter on May 9.