On January 19, 1949, five former servicemen met in the high school auditorium. Existing at the time in __________ was an informal community 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 13,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. Current national membership is over 2 million and combined with the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion, membership in what is known as The American Legion Family, exceeds 3 million who care about America, Veterans, their families and our nation's youth.
At the first meeting Mr. ____ was elected temporary Commander and Mr. _____ temporary Adjutant. Decision was made by the attending Veterans to file an application for an American Legion Post.
At next meeting, a Certificate of Application for a Charter was presented. It was also decided at this meeting to organize a Post as soon as one hundred servicemen of _______ had indicated their desire to join the Post..
A committee was formed to name the Post and the Post was named "American Legion Frank Knox Post 233.” All of _______’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___________, Adjutant: Mr. _______, and Finance Officer: Mr. __________, etc.
An American Legion Auxiliary Jack R Cross Memorial Unit 233 was chartered on March 26, 2020. 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 233 will be chartered before the end of 2023. The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Sons of Legion unit, which will gain statewide recognition because of it's programs of service.
MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Town of Indian Head 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 in the Town of Indian Head, MD. 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 233 Family has been a leader in this community in the area of graves registration through Find a Grave; which has been documented of the American Legion members in Charles County. Grave registration enables all interested parties to locate the site of the grave of each Veteran. American Legion Auxilary Unit 233 is constantly working on the burial locations for servicemembers. Each year, active members place a flag on Veteran's grave in Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
Scholarships and Community Projects
American LegionPost 233 Family 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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