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American Legion post chartered after WWI

August 14, 2005

Carroll Post No. 31 of the American Legion was first chartered in Carroll County on Aug. 16, 1919. The original group consisted of 15 members and was organized after the soldiers returned from World War I.

They were welcomed home with a parade on July 4, 1919. A row of trees were planted at Fairground Hill and dedicated to the 31 Carroll County soldiers who died in the war.

- Carroll County Maryland: A History 1837-1976 by Nancy M. Warner

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