The American Legion Post 60 (link) invited my son's scout troop to participate on their float during the Laurel Independence Day Parade.
Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam are Legion members ...
... and the American Legion paid tribute to Laurel's hometown hero, Marine Lance Corporal Eugene Mills:
On June 22, 2012, Lance Corporal Eugene C. Mills, III (USMC), was assigned 1st Battalion, 8th Marines Bravo Company, 2nd Marines Division, was killed in action by enemy small fire while conducting combat operations in Sagin Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. LCpl Mills loved his country as much as he loved his family. His life dream was to protect them both, as a United States Marine, at any cost. LCpl Mills, III was the beloved son of Eugene C. Mills, Jr. and Theresa Stea Mills; stepson of Melissa Mills; dear brother of Jacob Mills, Hunter Sterling, Katie Andrews, Jennifer Sterling and Sarah McCormick; loving grandson of the late Henry G. "Pap" and Virginia "Mamaw" Ostman and Peter "Bepop" and Jeannette "Nana" Stea. LCpl Mills, III is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and of course many close friends.