The William J. Hocking American Legion Post 91 is named after Private William J. Hocking, a Wharton native, who was killed in action on November 1, 1918, in the Ardennes Forest, France. The post Post 91 has a long history of service to the community, youth, and veterans.
Congress chartered the American Legion in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of programs in our communities advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion and support to our fellow service members and veterans.
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