Veterans returning from World War II applied for the G.I. Joe Charter in 1946. The name G.I. Joe was chosen because it depicted the typical 'Government Issue Joe' portrayed by Bill Mauldin in popular cartoons.
Please Join Us For Memorial Day 2016 in The Park
On Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6pm, the American Legion GI Joe Post 244 and the City of Jeffersontown will host Veterans, Active Duty Military, and the general public to the 21st Annual Memorial Day Program at Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park on Taylorsville Road.
American Legion GI Joe Post 244 Commander Kurt Hall will be In Command of Ceremonies, Jeffersontown Police Chaplain Tom Dillard will sing The National Anthem, and The Thoroughbred Chorus will perform.
The Keynote Speaker will be Heather French Henry, Deputy Commissioner of The Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs, and a former Miss America.