Bud Harger gives American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford a tour of the Walk of Honor during his visit to Atchison County on September 16, 2019. Oxford is visiting Legion posts across the country during the organization’s 100th year. Rock Port was one of his 18 stops in Missouri.

Atchison County Memorial Building Foundation board members Kelly Daugherty, Nancy Daugherty, and Janet Griffin (second from right), along with Bud Harger (far right) were among several community members who greeted and visited with Bill Oxford, middle, during his visit. Bill was elected National Commander of The American Legion on August 29, 2019, in Indianapolis, during the organization’s 101st national convention. He has been a member of the nation’s largest veterans organization since 1986.