National commander to visit Waynesboro Legion post
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - For the second time since 1990, members of Joe Stickell Post 15 American Legion will host a visit by the organization's national commander, Richard Cline, adjutant at the local post, said Monday.
National Legion Commander Ray G. Smith will preside over a banquet at the local post at 63 E. Main St. on March 6.
Smith, from Benson, N.C., was elected to the 2.8 million-member American Legion in September.
He will be accompanied to Waynesboro by Terry D. Lewis, department commander of the Pennsylvania American Legion.
Smith and Lewis are expected to arrive in town on the afternoon of March 6, attend the banquet, at which Smith will be the keynote speaker, then leave the next morning, Cline said.
One of Smith's duties as top Legionnaire is to visit all 50 states during his year-long tenure, Cline said.
Following precedent, he will visit three posts in the Keystone State - one near Philadelphia, one near Pittsburgh and one in the Department's Central Pennsylvania Section, which covers 231 posts, Cline said. He said the commander of the central section picked Waynesboro to host Smith's visit this year.