TURNER – Turner Memorial Post 11, American Legion, will install officers at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Leavitt Area High School, Lower Street.

In June of 1920, 15 men formed Turner Post 111. Five were sworn in as officers. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the members closed the post to join the war and there has been no record of it reorganizing at the close of World War II.

This year 53 have reformed the post and seven will take the oath of office. Two are women: Kelly J. Cooper Arsenault will serve as the post adjutant and Jonnie L. Jordan will serve as the historian.

Other officers are Warren K. Clark, commander; Paul R. Bernard, chaplain; Harris L. Bradeen, first vice commander; Ronald E. Hiscock, service officer; and John Leforest Jordan, sergeant-at-arms.

American Legion Department of Maine Commander Donald Simoneau will officiate at the ceremony. Commander Richard Pope and Adjutant Gloria Hall, both of the Buckfield Legion Post 58, along with other members will be present with Department of Maine Judge Advocate Gard Enman and State Membership Director Robert Morrill.

The post chaplain is looking for any individual or group interested in singing the National Anthem and “God Bless America” for the event. Members are also looking for businesses willing to donate pastries.

The Turner Memorial Post invites members of the community to attend.

For more information, call 225-3285 or e-mail [email protected] The post Web site is www.maine americanlegion.com.

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