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Theodor Petersen Post 1 was represented at the first convention in 1919  in Minneapolis Minnesota  with a red artillery unit flag

Minnesota Post 1 was issued a Temporary Charter on 6/24/1919 then a Permanent Charter was issued on 8/25/1921.

Theodor was the first KIA from Minneapolis,
his commanding officer was the first Commander of Post 1
In June 1925 the NEC authorized
the red American Legion Post 1 Colors
and they have remaind in place at Post 1.
In 1988 there was a merger of 6 Posts in the 5th District,
and the surviving name was Minneapolis Post One
The American Legion blue caps have the number 1 on the front and the normal city/state designation on the left side..

These are a copy of the June 1925
 American Legion NEC minutes


key dates in history

Theodore Roosevelt Jr, founding Father of the American Legion

American Legion Post No. 1,  2507 E 25th St, Mpls. MN  55406  USA