Monday, May 30, 2016

At The Legion Hall

In many towns across America events like reunions and wedding receptions are sometimes held at the facilities of the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion, another military veteran's group. There is always a large, open meeting area, a kitchen and a bar. The prices are modest. Sort of an everyman's alternative to a hotel ballroom.

The Marysville High School reunion was held at the American Legion hall. It's convivial and informal. As you can see, the high school mascot is the Bulldog. I thought the bottom picture was better in black and white. Those are the red and white stripes of a big American flag on the wall and they are pretty hard on the eyes in color. These circles with a variety of military activity covered the wall. A bit off from the culture I live in.              


Gunn said...

I like the first and last image here.
Actually, the b/w is my favourite!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds like a really good alternative to the, usually, costly hotel venues that might put people off Bob! Everyone deserves to go to their reunion if that is their wish!

William Kendall said...

Canadian Legion halls here do much the same.

Halcyon said...

Nice that they have places where people can meet up.
Happy Memorial Day!

Nathalie H.D. said...

I'm surprised that you used the word convivial, I thought it was a French word only: I've never heard anyone in the English-speaking word using it - I thought it was a false friend and the English equivalent was congenial.
I'd really like to know if it's a word you use often and have often heard. In French, the concept of conviviality is a very important one so knowing how to translate it is important to me.