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Legion honors founder at graveside ceremony

Members of The American Legion 100th Anniversary Observance Committee cleaned up the gravesite of an American Legion founder, Thomas W. Miller, at Masonic Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum during the 99th National Convention in Reno, Nev. on Saturday, August 19. Photos by Holly K. Soria

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 – 4:00am
Before the cleanup - the grass around the grave marker was overgrown, and the marker itself was tarnished and weathered. Photo by Holly K. Soria/The American Legion
100th Anniversary Observance Committee Chairman and Past National Commander David Rehbein trims the grass and scours the bronze marker. Photo by Holly K. Soria/The American Legion
100th Anniversary Observance Committee Chairman and Past National Commander David Rehbein trims the grass and scours the bronze marker. Photo by Holly K. Soria/The American Legion
100th Anniversary Observance Committee Chairman and Past National Commander David Rehbein trims the grass and scours the bronze marker. Photo by Holly K. Soria/The American Legion
Leading candidate for National Commander Denise Rohan of Wisconsin and Department of Nevada Delegation Chairman Bob Terhune place flags at Miller's grave. Photo by Holly K. Soria/The American Legion
100th Anniversary Observance Committee Chairman and Past National Commander David Rehbein  and United States World War I Centennial Commissioner Jack Monahan of Connecticut place American Legion and WWI Commission Centennial coins on the grave maker of Thomas W. Miller. Photo by Holly K. Soria/The American Legion
100th Anniversary Observance Committee Chairman and Past National Commander David Rehbein   scatters poppy seeds for remembrance on the grave of American Legion founder Thomas W. Miller. Photo by Holly K. Soria/The American Legion
Department of Nevada Chaplain Dan DePozo speaks during the ceremony at the grave of American Legion founder Thomas W. Miller. Photo by Holly K. Soria/The American Legion
The cleaned and decorated grave of American Legion founder Thomas W. Miller in the Masonic Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum in Reno, Nev.
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Medal of Honor recipient dedicates Michigan memorial

Newly minted Medal of Honor recipient and American Legion Edward W. Thompson Post 49 member James McCloughan helped dedicate the Michigan Veterans Memorial Wall at the post in South Haven, Mich. Photos by Robert Franklin/The American Legion

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – 4:00am
Medal of Honor recipient James C. McCloughan talks to friends Rich and Jan Woodard, members of Post 49, at a memorial dedication ceremony at The American Legion Edward W. Thompson Post 49 in South Haven, Mich. Photo by Robert Franklin/The American Legion
Medal of Honor recipient James C. McCloughan mingles with other members of Post 49 before a memorial dedication ceremony at The American Legion Edward W. Thompson Post 49 in South Haven, Mich.. Photo by Robert Franklin/The American Legion
Medal of Honor recipient James C. McCloughan, right, shakes hands with Duane Dewey, also a Medal of Honor recipient with Post 49, before a memorial dedication ceremony at The American Legion Edward W. Thompson Post 49 in South Haven, Mich. Photo by Robert Franklin/The American Legion
Members of the United States Marine Corp Color Guard present flags during a memorial dedication ceremony at The American Legion Edward W. Thompson Post 49 in South Haven, Mich. Photo by Robert Franklin/The American Legion
James C. McCloughan's wears his Medal of Honor during a memorial dedication ceremony at The American Legion Edward W. Thompson Post 49 in South Haven, Mich. Photo by Robert Franklin/The American Legion
The Michigan Vietnam Memorial Wall is unveiled during a memorial dedication ceremony at The American Legion Edward W. Thompson Post 49 in South Haven, Mich. Photo by Robert Franklin/The American Legion
Kermit Jones, center, of Davis, Calif., poses for a photo with Medal of Honor recipient James C. McCloughan and his wife Chérie McCloughhan before a memorial dedication ceremony at The American Legion Edward W. Thompson Post 49 in South Haven, Mich. Photo by Robert Franklin/The American Legion
Medal of Honor recipient James C. McCloughan delivers an address during a memorial dedication ceremony at The American Legion Edward W. Thompson Post 49 in South Haven, Mich. Photo by Robert Franklin/The American Legion
Chaplain Larry Girard, of Post 49, salutes after placing a wreath during the unveiling of the Michigan Vietnam Memorial Wall during a memorial dedication ceremony at The American Legion Edward W. Thompson Post 49 in South Haven, Mich. Photo by Robert Franklin/The American Legion

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