Historical Society to host program

The Montgomery Area Historical Society will host a program at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 about Montgomery’s Bower-Decker Post 251 American Legion.

The program will be held in The Adam Room (former Adam Print Shop below the Montgomery Public Library).

The speaker will be James Winder, a past commander of the Legion (1993 and 1994) and also has served as first vice commander, second vice commander and adjutant.

Winder is a graduate of the Montgomery Area School District and resides in Montgomery with his wife, Gisela. He entered the Marine Corps in 1961 and served through 1966.

He and his wife have two daughters.

Winder’s program will cover the history of how the American Legion began, the Paris Caucus of 1919, along with the G.I. Bill and how it came about.

He will talk about eligibility to join the Ladies’ Auxiliary and Sons’ of the American Legion.

He will explain the difference between the American Legion and the American Legion Home Association and will tell about taking part in funeral details for veterans.

The Bower-Decker Post 251 American Legion also is very generous with donations to various community projects. The community and membership are invited to join the Montgomery Area Historical Society board for the program.