The Oral A. Towne Post of the American Legion joined in the Monson Centennial parade which was held on August 24, 1922. The post was formed by 16 charter members on March 1, 1921 and named in honor of Oral A. Towne, who was killed in action July 22, 1918 in Bois, LeFere, France.
On September 24, 1951 the name of the Post was changed to Towne-Holmbom Post No. 116 in honor of both Oral Towne and Lawrence Holmbom, who was killed in England during World War II. Commander of the Post during this parade was August Peterson.
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