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