From left are Legion Finance Officer Fred Swyters, Junior Vice Commander Shannon Gott, Senior Vice Commander John Grogan and Commander Marty Farrell. (click for larger version)
October 10, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A new slate of officers was sworn in during a joint installation ceremony at Alpharetta's American Legion Post 201 on Aug. 20.
Marty Farrell was sworn in as commander. John Grogan is the new senior vice commander and Shannon Gott will serve as junior vice commander. Fred Swyters will spend the next year as finance chairman and Charles Turner is returning as judge advocate.
Joining the officers as part of the leadership team are executive committee members Herb Roderick, Jay Coleman and Bob Byrd.
The Alpharetta American Legion has approximately 825 wartime veterans as members.
In addition to providing support services to veterans and members of the military, the American Legion also supports area high school JROTC programs, scholarship programs for high school students, is a sponsor of Legion baseball and each year sends scores of young men to Boys State. Perhaps Post 201 is best known for its annual Old Soldiers Day Parade each August in downtown Alpharetta.
In addition to the Legion, officers were also installed for the Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Riders.