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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