Byrd takes oath as Alpharetta American Legion commander Shannon Weaver. (click for larger version)
July 29, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Robert Byrd, of Marietta, has been installed as the new commander of Alpharetta's American Legion Post at 201 Wills Road.
Byrd, a U.S. Army veteran with seven years of service, was elected in May to serve a one-year term beginning July 15.
The post was chartered in Alpharetta by World War II veterans in 1947. The American Legion, with over 2.5 million members, advocates for veterans and active duty military, promotes a strong national defense and patriotism and works on behalf of children and youth.