SHERMAN, Tex. -- For over fifty years, American Legion Post 29 has met at the same location, but wear and tear on their current building has forced them to move.
Post 29 in Sherman was formed back in 1919 but didn't move into their current building until 1956. Now after years of ceremonies, parties, and memories, officials with the legion have made the decision to move on from their long time home.
The building itself was constructed back in 1953 and was initially used as a wrestling arena until the Legion moved in. Over the years the group has hosted numerous dances, ceremonies, and various charity events.
Officials say in addition to the building being too big for the group's current membership that cracks in the concrete and an unstable roof make it too dangerous to continue meeting there.
It's not just the members leaving. The F-86 Saber Jet is on its way out, too. Officials at the Perrin Air Force Base Museum plan on moving the war plane out to the airport and include it as part of a new exhibit they are planning.
Members say, although they are leaving the building they will be taking with them years of memories.
For now the group is holding their meetings at the VFW building on Baker Street. Officials say they don’t know if or when they will move into a new building.