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 2017 MBS session in Warrensburg, MO.
American Legion Riders - Post 131
M. Denton Mitcham
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.
Did you know...
The first American Legion Boys State was held in 1935 in Illinois. Missouri Boys State was started by Legionnaires in 1937.
We lost two dear friends of the Missouri Boys State program this year.
Jim Whitfield served on staff for 63 years, and his work has profoundly influenced the Missouri Boys State program.
Sam Yancey faithfully supported Boys State in several capacities, and was a member of the Boys State Operations staff for 16 years.
Both are missed.