Commemorative clock given as an award to Peter Mantzoros for service in the American Legion. A square gold plated clock is mounted onto a large wooden plaque. The clock is very minimalist in design with only the number III in each cardinal direction and thin lines representing the other hours. The hands may represent the sun, moon, and star. Below the clock on the wooden plaque is a gold plated engraving that reads: "Meritorious Service Award Presented by Helenic Post No. 343 The American Legion to Peter N. Mantzoros For Meritorious And Devoted Service To The American Legion On May 18, 1975." In the corner is an insignia representing the American Legion. On the back is a hole for mounting on a wall.
The American Legion is a social and mutual-aid veterans' organization including members of the United States armed forces. The organization was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after World War I, and was later chartered as an official American patriotic society under Title 36 of the United States Code. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and also has offices in Washington, D.C. The group has nearly 2.5 million members in over 14,000 Posts worldwide.
In addition to organizing commemorative events, volunteer veteran support activities and volunteer assistance at Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics, The American Legion is active in issue-oriented U.S. politics. Its primary political activity is lobbying on behalf of the interests of veterans and service members, including support for veterans benefits such as pensions and the Veterans Affairs hospital system.
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Clock, Wall, 1975, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10483. Accessed 11/29/23.