GENEVA, Ill. (AP) - A former Marine is trying to locate, repair and catalog 100 years’ worth of historical items at an American Legion Post in northern Illinois ahead of its centennial celebration.
Some items at the Geneva American Legion Post 75 have mildewed because of exposure to moisture over the years.
“I feel it’s my duty to do it,” said Lutz, who served in the Marine Corps from 2004 to 2012. “Part of joining the post is to bring back some of the brotherhood I had in the service.”
The goal is to complete the project by the post’s charter anniversary on Aug. 14.
The Geneva History Center will host a lunch at the post on May 14 so community members and veterans can share their legion stories.
“They grew quickly and had 100% participation in 1928. Every veteran in Geneva was a member. They were the only legion in the state to have that,” said Terry Emma, the museum’s executive director. “This is the hub for old-town Geneva. The celebration is a big deal. Let’s make it 100 more.”
“We need veterans in the community to come out and join the post and help us get going,” he said.
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