Post 455 Stewartstown PA

 

Post History

On 18 December 1919 and on 29 Oct 1920, members of the community were officially chartered as Stewart Post 455, American Legion.  An informal group of community members consisting of former World War I Veterans. The decision to organize an American Legion Post resulted from the conclusion of these Veterans that the American Legion was the representative Veterans' organization in this country. That conclusion has been proven true as today the American Legion is the largest wartime Veterans' organization with nearly 15,000 local Posts throughout America and over 3 million members who care about America, Veterans, their families and our nation's youth.

A committee was formed to name the Post and the Post was named "American Legion Post Stewart".  All of Stewartstown’s servicemen who died in the service of their country, as a mark of respect,  were honored when the Post was chartered.

Permanent organization was affected at the next meeting which time permanent officers were elected. The first officers of American Legion Post were: Commander: Mr. Robert F. Mull.

Affiliated Organizations

A Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Post 455 was formed on 9 January 1968. The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Auxiliary.  Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to co-operate in every Legion activity.  The group has since been renamed Auxiliary allowing any spouse (male or female) to join.

 

Sons of the Legion for American  Legion Post 455 was formed on 10 February 1997.  The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Sons of Legion unit, which gained statewide recognition because of it's programs of service.

American Legion Riders (ALR) Post 455 were formed in March 2017 and officially recognized and chartered on 23 August 2017.   Post 455 Riders welcome all Motorcycle enthusiasts to participate in any of our events or rides.   ALR 455 welcomes any Legionaire, Auxiliary or Sons of the Legaion to join our group.  Simply attend our monthly meeting held the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Post Hall at 1900 hours.

                                                                              Patriotic Days

MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the community, the  goal of every Veteran to it's last man is to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead of all of the wars of the country; and all graves are decorated on this National Holiday.

 ARMISTICE DAY, now called VETERANS' DAY, originally marked the end of fighting in World War I. It is an important holiday on the calendar of Legionnaires everywhere and in the hearts of all Veterans. It has been since 1985 the Post has sponsored an Annual Veterans Day Dinner.  Annually the Post sponsored the Armistice Day Parade. An important tradition was established when the Post led in the memorial exercises at 11 o'clock on the morning of November 11, marking the exact hour of the cessation of hostility on the war fronts.

 

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