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American Legion turns 100

100 YEARS AND COUNTING: Washington Mayor Mac Hodges (center) helped American Legion Auxiliary members Betsey Lee Hodges (left) and Suzanne Gray (right) celebrate the American Legion’s Centennial Day on Tuesday with a proclamation. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a wartime veterans organization based on four pillars: care for veterans, national security, Americanism and children and youth. (City of Washington)