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"Luther B Easley Post 128", Salem, Illinois.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gladtobehere
N 38° 37.631 W 088° 56.640
16S E 330778 N 4277198
Quick Description: This Post is the birthplace of the GI Bill of Rights.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2011 10:54:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMAWD1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
Views: 3

Long Description:
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The G.I. Bill of Rights was born in the Luther B. Easley Post No. 128 of the American Legion in Salem, on November 4, 1943. It was drafted by Omar J. McMackin - Salem, Earl W. Merritt - Salem, former Governor John Stelle - McLeansboro, Dr. Leonard W. Esper - Springfield, George H. Bauer - Effingham, William R. McCauley - Olney, James P. Ringley - Lemont, and A. L. Starshak - Chicago. The plan was taken to Washington D.C. by Governor Stelle, who was with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he signed it into law on June 22, 1944. The law was officially titled as the Servicemen's Readjustment Act and was created to assist veterans of active service in the Armed Forces during World War II.


The address to this post:
212 E Main Street
Salem, Illinois
62881-2925
(618) 548-2312
Street address: 212 E Main Street, Salem, Illinois 62881-2925

Year the building was constructed.: Unknown

Activities: Friday or Saturday socials

Hall rental: Yes

Can headgear be worn inside?: Didn't ask

Web-link for this "Legion": Not listed

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