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The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

The Wildrose American Legion was organized in 1919 with a large membership, veterans from Corinth and McGregor joining with the ones in the Wildrose community.

The name of Ludvig Coy Unit was chosen in honor of the first and only soldier of the community to be killed in action at this time.

Today the current members of the American Legion participate in city parades as well as supplying the speaker for, and attending in, the Memorial Day program planned by the American Legion Auxiliary. Most importantly they                                                       provide the honor guard at the funerals for military soldiers in honor and remembrance to those who have served                                                       as well as giving bereaved family’s comfort and closure to what they have achieved.