This is Robert W Bracken.
He was the first person from Bristol to be killed in WWI.
Bristol's American Legion Post and the Bracken Cavaliers were formed to keep his name in the memories of the citizens of Bristol, PA.
We are honored to still be around today
(98 years later) to keep his memory.
The Robert W Bracken American Legion Post has sponsored Bracken from 1924 and still does today
This drawing was made in 1959 by Ron Da Silva when he marched with the Woodsiders. We are the only uniform in orange.
With his permission I am allowed to post it here.
Thank you Ron Da Silva.
First known picture
Bracken Early 30s
Bracken 1949 Inspection
Bracken Reorganization 1966
Bracken Evening with the Corps 1970
Brackens first appearance as an Alumni Corps
Memorial Day Service
Earth Day Celebration
Painting commissioned by Former Director of both the Bracken Jr Corps and Senior Alumni Corps, Art Younglove (pictured above). Painted by Bristol artist Joseph Sagolla showing our uniforms from 1924 to present day and was donated to Bristol Borough.
Remembering some of the Articles
Everyone had a Corps Mom. Ours was
in 1960, Bracken goes to Miami to compete in the AL National Championships.
They placed a close second to the
After Bracken reorganized in 1966 we won our first show in 1968.
From Bracken's 1968 Shows
Playing for a an Earth Day Celebration
With members with aches and pains, sometimes a flatbed in necessary
Bracken performing at the Archer Epler Hall
Not a bad day for a Christmas Parade
For the first time in over 30 years Bracken competed at an indoor show placing second.