In 2022 this Post Celebrated our 100 Year Anniversary, what an accomplishment!!
On 26 June 1922, former servicemen from World War I charter members met in the interested to organize an American Legion Post in Denmark Wisconsin. The name for the Post was dedicated to the first two veterans killed in action in World War I from our area, Walter Johnson KIA on 8 October 1918 at the age of 27. And Charles Hershman KIA on 19 October 1918 at the age of 23. The Post became a Charter recognized by The National American Legion on 23 June 1922. With the first election of officers being held on 5 July 1922. The elected Officers of The American Legion Post 363 Johnson-Hershman, Inc. were Post Commander Dr. Frank J. Hager, Vice Commander Henry Peterson, Adjutant Rudolf Novak, Finance Officer Joe Nesvacil, Historian Nels Peterson, Chaplain Willard Larson, and Sergeant at Arms Bernard Marcussen. At that meeting the decision was made by the attending veterans to file an application for the American Legion Post.
A Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Post 363 was formed in January 1927. The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Auxiliary. Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to co-operate in every Legion activity.
MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Denmark community, the goal of every Veteran to it's last man is to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead of all of the wars of the country; and all graves are decorated on this National Holiday.
ARMISTICE DAY, now called VETERANS' DAY, originally marked the end of fighting in World War I. It is an important holiday on the calendar of Legionnaires everywhere and in the hearts of all Veterans.
Registration Of Graves
Since it's inception American Legion Post 363 has been a leader in this community in the area of graves registration; which has been incorporated by all the American Legion Posts in Brown County. Grave Registration enables all interested parties to locate the site of the grave of each Veteran. American Legion Post 363 acquired a burial lot in the Denmark area Cemeteries and this has been marked by the erection of a massive monument marking it as the burial lot for servicemen without kin. Each year, active members place a flag on each Veteran's grave.
Scholarships and Community Projects
American LegionPost 363 sponsors various scholarships for the further education of our children. We also sponsor and financially assist many worthy community projects and programs initiated by the National American Legion.
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