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Butte American Legion celebrates new building, 100th birthday Saturday

BUTTE – Even though the building was finished in February, the Butte American Legion waited until Saturday, the group’s 100th birthday, to celebrate.

Joining the military is a big sacrifice. Vietnam veteran Mike Lawson wasn’t just scared to leave, but he was also scared to make his way home.

“Coming back, I was wondering to fight on my own soil,” Lawson told MTN.

But since he returned, the Butte community has shown nothing but love.

“The night-and-day difference of coming back and today is very, very inspiring,” Lawson said.

Like everything else in Butte, the history of the Legion runs deep. That’s because Butte-Silver Bow Post 1 was formed in Butte even before the national headquarters formed.

100 years and over 82 commanders have graced the organization’s history.

-Reported by Mederios Babb/MTN News

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