Veterans of Foreign Wars: VFW Molleville Farm Post #467

Veterans of Foreign Wars: VFW Molleville Farm Post #467

How did the post get the name, Molleville Farm ?  Is it a real place or is it just made up?

In July of 1937, 24 veterans of the American Expeditionary Forces gave their VFW post  a name which was reminisant  of  the site where they had fought in France during World War 1 at Molleville Farm.  These men all belonged to the 29th Division from Carroll County, Westminster, Maryland.  The doughboys of the 29th ended up in France in a small provence called Alsace-Lorraine which …

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Invitation to Participate in the 145th annual Memorial Day Parade

Invitation to Participate in the 145th annual Memorial Day Parade

Carroll Post #31, The American Legion, extends an invitation to the members of your organization to participate in the 145th annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies to be held in Westminster on Monday, May 28, 2012.

The ceremonies will begin with a parade that will form at 8:45 AM on Monroe Street near West Middle School and St. John’s Catholic Church.  Parade will step off at 9:30 AM.  In keeping with tradition, the participating organizations may present a wreath(s) at the Mound in the Cemetery.  The …

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American Legion Riders… Still Serving and Riding!

American Legion Riders… Still Serving and Riding!

We’re excited to include the Carroll Post 31 American Legion Riders in our 145th Memorial Day Celebration. Here’s a little bit about them…

The mission of the American Legion Riders is to participate in parades and other ceremonies which are in keeping with the Aims and Purposes of the American Legion; to promote motorcycle safety programs; and to provide a social atmosphere for American Legioners who share the same interest. The Riders use their Association to promote and support programs of the American Legion Post 31. …

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Westminster Municipal Band & Color Guard: A History

Westminster Municipal Band & Color Guard: A History

“Known all men by these presents that we A. Bailey Morelock, Clarence Mobley, George F. Morelock, Samuel J. Stone and Simon P.D. Bish being citizens of the United States all of whom are citizens of the State of Maryland residing in Carroll County do hereby certify that we do under and by Virtue of the General Laws of the State of Maryland authorizing the formation of Corporations hereby form a corporation under the name Westminster City Band of Carroll County, MD . . . . …

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