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The 45th Anniversary cake for American Legion Post 9 also honored 36 of the unit’s original members. The 36 World War I veterans were among 300 who attended the Post’s first meeting in 1919. Joining in the festivities, from left, are Alex Parke, commander of the Grandview Department of Washington; Maurice Surplus, president of the post auxiliary, and Thomas M. Wilson, commander of the Spokane unit.

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