Welcome To The LEGION Bytes Page!
 
John Calvert, Past SAL Commander of Squadron 154, and myself share with you our affinity with bits & bytes of interesting information collected through our love of history-
military & historical events that have, and continue, to shape our lives today.
Thank you for stopping by!
Jacque Dorazio, ALA member, Post 154 web designer

I walked passed the original beautiful painting many times while residing in Youngstown Ohio. I discovered the painting's interesting history while writing for a monthly entertainment publication in Ohio.  
The poppy became the official flower of the American Legion September 27, 1920 in Cleveland Ohio.... thanks for learning- Jacque Dorazio

After WWI the poppy flourished in Europe. Scientists attributed the growth to soils in France and Belgium with increased lime deposits from rubble left by the war. The red poppy symbolized the blood shed by soldiers who fought and continue to fight for us.

. . . Perhaps you have an interesting story you would like to share with me or add to the previously written

accounts through time....please email me!  jacque@tybeeislandamericanlegion.org

In 2017 the National American Legion family succeeded in establishing, through Congress,
the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day.

The Post 154 Legion Family Gathered To Honor The 99th National American Legion Birthday March 10, 2018

Thank You Jerris Bryant For Shooting All Of These Photos Of Post 154 Events!

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW PHOTOS POSTED FROM
2015 TYBEE
VETERANS DAY PARADE

.... VET VIEWS ....

A Series On Life Paths Of VeteranAnd Military History

History HMS OTRANTO 

Contributing Writer John Calvert

Includes a fictional story
"If Otranto Could Speak" 
~ Jacque Dorazio

February 2, 1943

Four Chaplains Day
Read About Why The Senate In 1998 Established To Commemorate
This Day 
Read About This Path Of Determination By Civilain Mariners To Maintain The Safe Waters That Surround US-

MARCH HISTORY

Read About These Featured Courageous Canines WWI thru 2012-
A Timeline Of The Steps Leading To The 
Declared Date
Officially Honoring
The Vietnam Veterans

FEBRUARY HISTORY

OCTOBER HISTORY

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