American Legion Daily News Clips from National HQ
Good morning, Legionnaires and veterans’ advocates, today is Monday, April 19, 2021, which is Humorous Day, John Parker Day, and Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day.
Today in American Legion history:
April 19, 1961: World War II veteran Howard Anderson, commander of American Legion Post 1 in Havana, Cuba, is executed by a firing squad after a so-called “show trial” by the Castro regime. American Legion National Commander William R. Burke interrupts an official visit to the Department of New York to fly to Miami to lead approximately 2,500 Legionnaires in a memorial service for Anderson.