American Legion Post 56 Celebrates 100 Years

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Brett Reistad, past national commander, center, gave the keynote address at the dinner. With him, at left, are Bill Stramm, past post commander, and Glenn Purvis, current post commander.

Story and Photos by Jim Ritch – 

American Legion Northampton Post 56 celebrated its 100th anniversary Saturday with oysters, prime rib, and a packed house of guests. More than 100 people attended the event, which filled the main meeting room and spilled into a seating area near the bar. The featured speaker of the evening was Past National Commander Brett Reistad, who served during the centennial year for the entire American Legion.

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