American Legion Post #84

 

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Glen Zilmer Post  No.84

   In September of 1919 Monroe Veterans of World War I met at the Green County Court House  and as a result of the this meeting this meeting a application was made for American Legion Glen Zilmer Post No. 84. The application was approved and On October 24, 1919 a organization meeting was held to elect officers. Glen Zilmer was the first Monroe man to die in World War I. On February 17,1947  the post was rechartered a Zilmer-Riley Post No.84 to also recognize David Riley the first Monroe man to die in World War II. In 1919 the post the was charted with 65 members. In 1947 it was rechartered with 450 members. The post original  location was in the Eugene Hotel, Simmons Building until April 21,1985 when it moved to the current location at 1627 12th av.