Hall - Thompson Post 193 American Legion
The American Legion post in Irene was chartered in 1920 as the Henry Hall American Legion Post #193. Henry Hall was killed in World War I. After World War II the charter was changed to the new name of Hall Thompson American Legion Post #19. Lloyd M Thompson died in France during the war.
The main purpose of the American Legion is to promote the welfare and care of local veterans. The post provides "Honor Guard" at funerals and other events. The post is a strong supporter of youth activities. Boys State is a major activity. In the past, Legion and youth baseball have been supported.
Activities during the year are the Memorial Day activities and program, the "Feather Party'' and "Fun Night" and flag disposal when needed.
All veterans who served after Dec 7, 1941 are eligible for the American Legion. Women are eligible for the Auxiliary and sons and grandsons are eligible for the Sons of the American Legion . Vickie Brockmueller is the Commander.