Saturday, August 24, 2019
NY Squadron Color Guard Takes a Victory at National Legion Convention
New York had a color guard unit in national competition Aug. 23 during the 101st American Legion Convention in Indianapolis.
Sons of The American Legion Squadron 457 (Seeley B. Parish Post 457 in Phelps, NY) won in its class.
The squadron also scored a 94.0 in the “Advancing/Retiring of Colors” performance, only three tenths of a point behind the top performers.
The “grand prize” of the color guard contest — to be the national commander’s color guard at the 2020 national convention — came down to half a point between two of the decade’s dominant competitors: Newport Harbor Post 291 of Newport Beach, Calif., and Harrisburg Post 472 of Houston. The Houston unit took this year’s title.