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Group portrait titled "The First Dept. Banquet of the Dept. Mass. American Legion", Boston City Club, April 2, 1921

Some background on the title: the American Legion is divided into 50 "departments", one for each state. So this is the first…

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Color photos of Memorial Day 2000.

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Servicemen and members of American Legion Post #235 parade down Waltham Street (from Summer Street) as part of a Veterans Day or Memorial Day parade.

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A group of women, probably from the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary (and possibly other organizations), are part of a parade heading down Waltham Street from Summer Street.

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An honor guard from the American Legion Frank Demars Post 235 marches down Summer Street as part of a Veterans Day or Memorial Day parade.

The Knights of Columbus hall and Bacharach's Super Market can be seen in the background.

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An honor guard from the American Legion Post 235 and other dignitaries salute the flag as part of a ceremony at Memorial Park on Summer Street. This is likely part of a Memorial Day or Veterans Day parade.

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Members of the American Legion Post 235 march down Summer Street as part of a Memorial Day or Veterans Day parade.

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Members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 235 are parading up Summer Street (from Memorial Park).

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An honor guard from the American Legion Post 235 are parading up Summer Street (from Memorial Park).

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Members of the American Legion Post 235 are parading up Summer Street (from Memorial Park).

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Members of the American Legion Post 235 are parading up Summer Street (from Memorial Park).

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Leapin Lena, an antique stunt car owned by the American Legion Post 235, is part of a parade on Main Street turning towards Sudbury Street.

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Colors and honor guard enter Glenwood Cemetery as part of a Memorial Day observation and parade.

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Members of the American Legion Post 235 are marching down Summer Street to Memorial Park as part of a Veterans Day or Memorial Day parade. (Benny Sofka is in the 2nd row, on right).

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A color guard from the American Legion Post 235 march in a parade down Main Street. (Manning's Pharmacy is visible in the background.)

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Group portrait of veterans at American Legion Post 235.


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Photo taken on steps of George Washington Auditorium.

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The folder contains photos, newspaper articles and a history of the unusual car, "Leapin Lena" and other information, newspaper clippings and history of the American Legion.