Walter Schmidt VSO CPA

Virtual Tour of Legion Museum

In Veteran Service Organizations on November 24, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Legionnaires and visitors now have the opportunity to view a selection of pieces from the comfort of their homes. A virtual tour of the Emil A. Blackmore Museum at The American Legion’s National Headquarters is available. There, the history of the organization is illustrated by items such as the gavel and block used to preside over the first national convention in Minneapolis in 1919; the wars Legionnaires have fought in through a captured Viet Cong AK-47; and Legion programs and causes presented by items such as a promotional bat from the 1965 American Legion World Series, held in Aberdeen, S.D. In fact, the tour even offers a few sights not on view in the museum. A statue of St. Michael the Archangel was presented to the Legion by General Armando Diaz, head of Italy’s military forces in World War I.

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