The Hudson American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary of Lee-Bishop Post 464 will be honoring some of their veterans this Memorial Day with military banners. The American Legion will be celebrating 100 years of actively serving veterans and their families in Hudson and around the world.
The American Legion in Hudson was chartered on Oct. 15, 1920 and was instrumental in the World War I monument on the green, giving Hudson its first lighted football field, the Memorial Day Parade and services at the cemetery, placing flags on all veteran graves and many other community projects. There will be commemorative banners on the light poles on Veterans Way recognizing the service of some of these veterans.
This banner program is to pay tribute to and honor family members who are active military service personnel or a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. All of those featured on the banners are members or family members of American Legion Post 464 or the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 464.
Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the American Legion will feature an article in the Hudson Hub on each of the individuals honored on the 17 Military Banners, which will be up from Memorial Day to Veterans Day. The veterans and auxiliary than the City of Hudson for their cooperation in this program and asks that residents take a moment and visit Veterans Way to honor all our Armed Forces heroes. Let us forever be grateful for their service and sacrifices for our freedom. Thank you for your service to our country.