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          Oregon voters overwhelmingly approved the renewal of a .5 mill senior services levy, and Jerusalem Township voters supported a .25 mill levy in the midterm election Nov. 6.              

        “I think voters, in passing this levy, want us to achieve our objectives in helping provide services to seniors,” said Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley. “We’ll continue on the path we’ve been on, and partner in the community to make sure we get this done.”

        The senior levy, originally passed on Nov. 5, 2013 to provide funding for senior services, was passed by a vote of 5,779 (74.67 percent) in favor, to 1,960, (25.33 percent), opposed, according to unofficial results from the Lucas County Board of Elections.

Genoa Post 324 Commander Joel Hirt says when a veteran joins the American Legion, he’s supporting the Legion’s four pillars — veterans affairs and rehabilitation, national security, Americanism, and children and youth.

“The Legion is essentially veterans serving veterans. The foundation and the four pillars it’s founded on are as important today as they were 100 years ago. They are the unifying voice. Membership is important because our numbers speak loud for our veterans, so it’s important to be part of it and the community,” Hirt said.

As Americans celebrated Veterans Day Sunday, the American Legion began a year-long celebration of 100 years in existence.

The American Legion is an organization comprised of veterans that served their country during war time. The U.S. Congress granted the American Legion a national charter in September 1919. 

Interestingly, Elmore, Ohio's Legion Post 279 was founded on December 10 of that year, making it one of earliest Legion Post's in Northwest Ohio.

Vietnam veteran Edward Hart felt compelled to honor the 67 soldiers from his unit who were killed in action.

So, he built a memorial in his front yard, which is located on the Ottawa County side of Fostoria Road facing Millbury.

Genoa American Legion Post 324 likes to trace its beginnings to Teddy Roosevelt and the original founding of the American Legion.

The Genoa post was chartered on January 17, 1920 and had 15 original members. The foundation of the American Legion was laid just one year earlier.




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