Cazenovia Post 88, c.1930
In times of struggle and conflict, Cazenovia has sent its share of citizens into battle- the American Legion, still active today, supports our local veterans.
The Cazenovia Legion Post 88 was founded in 1919 and had the distinction of being the first Legion Post, or Dugout (as it was then called) in Madison County. All men in service during the world war were eligible for membership. Prior to the Legion, the Grand Army of the Republic, or G.A.R, was an organization of Civil War Veterans. Today the American Legion “supports veterans, youth, community, and nation with ceremonies, programs, and services”
The men pictured are (front row) Clarence Scott, William J Goff, Paul Webster, Walter Bell, Howard Pangborn, George Hay, Clarence Abbuhl, Fred Lansing, Dr. Clarence Loope, George Palmer, Howard Ayer, unknown. (second row) Dixon Blodgett, Robert Mansfield, Archie Green, Harold Pangborn, Charles Gregg, John Walsh, unknown, Russell Webster, Dennis Heffernan, and Joseph Barilla. (third row) LeRoy White (tentative), Harold Ayer, unknown, Albert Riedl, and unknown.