Daniel Lester Keate was born to Julius and Lucy Keate on October 26, 1895. Lester served with the 5th Marines during World War I. He died on October 4, 1918 in action at Champagne, France.
The next time you are in the St. George cemetery look for the the headstone of Post 90’s namesake, Daniel Lester Keate, and pay your respects to a true American hero.
The American Legion Preamble
“For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes; To uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate 100-percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.”