Mechanicsville Post 175 History
Mechanicsville American Legion Post 175 has served the Mechanicsville area for over 70 years. The Post was first organized by sixteen Veterans on September 27, 1945. The first Post home was a nice little house across the street from the Mechanicsville Recreation Building. The Post later moved to a little house in front of a motel on Route 301 next to Timberlake Realty Company. Later the Post moved to the back room of Johnson's Grocery Store on Atlee Road. The Post was located on Atlee Road from 1978 to 2010, before moving into their new Post home at 8700 Bell Creek Road.
From that first group of 16 Veterans in 1945, the Mechanicsville Post 175 has grown to an all time high membership of over 300 "war time" Veterans.
A Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Post 175 was formed on _______. 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.
A Sons of the Legion for American Legion Post is being formed on. 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. If you are the son or grandson of a Veteran and wish to join this group, please contact us at email@example.com.
MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Mechanicsville and Hanover County communities, 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 in our tradition. Annually the Post joins 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.
Registration Of Graves
Since it's inception American Legion Post 175 has been a leader in this community in the area of graves registration; which has been incorporated by all the American Legion Posts in Hanover County. Grave Registration enables all interested parties to locate the site of the grave of each Veteran. Each year, active members place a flag on each Veteran's grave.
Scholarships and Community Projects
American LegionPost 175 sponsors various scholarships for the further education of our children. We also sponsor and financially assist many worthy community projects and programs initiated by the National American Legion.
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