Wednesday, Sept. 11, American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49 in Orange, will hold a brief memorial service for the men and women in uniform that were killed on September 11 2001, as well as those who have lost their lives since then in the ongoing war against terrorism. The memorial service will start at 6:00 pm inside the Legion Hall, 108 Green Avenue in downtown Orange.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49, and Squadron 49 Sons of the American Legion, will carry out a flag retirement ceremony after the memorial service. This ceremony will be enacted outside the Legion Hall immediately after the memorial service, with snacks and a cash bar to follow in the club room.

These activities complete the 2013 Legion Town program which has included the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Vidor, a Blood Drive and luncheon for veterans on Purple Heart Day, and requests to local churches to ring their bells in remembrance on Sept. 11.

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a wartime veterans’ organization that has become a preeminent community-service organization which now numbers more than 2.5 million members, men and women, in more than 14,000 American Legion posts worldwide.  American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49 has been serving the Greater Orange Area since September 9 1920.