Since the first Missouri Boys State in 1938, the American Legion has given so much to ensure not only the success of the program, but the success of Missouri's youth. This could not be done without the commitment of the Legionnaires from the Missouri Department Headquarters to the individual Legion Posts across the state. Their service to country and community is greatly appreciated. A special thanks goes to those Legionnaires that support the program both at home and during this 2013 MBS session in Warrensburg, MO.
Garry Haase (Deployed to Iraq)
M. Denton Mitcham
American Legion Riders - Post 131
If you are a Legionnaire or a member of the Sons of the American Legion, or eligible for membership, and would like to get involved, please contact your local post or visit the Missouri Department website. And don't forget, you are always welcome to visit the session to see the citizens or one of the guest speakers.
Here are some photos of Legionnaires at this year's session of Missouri Boys State.
Did you know...
The first American Legion Boys State was held in 1935 in Illinois. Missouri Boys State was started by Leggionaires in 1937.
We lost a dear friend of the Missouri Boys State program this year. Delbert L. Snodgrass faithfully supported Boys State for years and attended the last 14 sessions. He will be missed.