Antigo was the host city for the 2019 American Legion 40/8 Grand Promenade
FOR ANTIGO TIMES
The members held their meeting on Friday, August 2, at Northstar Lanes. As part of their meeting, they had a food drive for the Antigo Community Food Pantry and collected over 220 pounds of donations. The Forty and Eight is an organization of veterans of the United States armed forces. The title “40 & 8” comes from the box cars that were used to transport troops to the front in France. Each car had the emblem 40/8 stenciled on the sides, which meant that it could carry 40 men or 8 horses.