WAUSAU (WAOW)– The American Legion post in Wausau celebrated its 100th anniversary on Thursday.
The post in Wausau is the 10th American Legion post in the state. The numbers are given based on when they were organized.
The name of the American Legion Post honors three different men.
Lieutenant Frank Talbot was a Wausau native who in October 1918 was mortally wounded by shell fragments in the Argonne Forest in World War 1. Private First Class Donald Plant lost his life during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Dudley name honors four brothers. Richard ‘Dick’ Dudley, Jefferson ‘Jay’ Dudley, Robert ‘Bob’ Dudley, and Lauren Dudley served the U.S. in World War II. ‘Jay’ Dudley gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
The program featured a social hour and dinner, followed by speeches and a 21 gun salute.
“I think the post is in great handsto go through the next century and we’re laying the foundation today to make that happen” ,said Bob Weller the Vice Commander for American Legion Post 10.
More information about the American Legion post can be found here.