The American Legion Post 90

The American Legion Post 90, Beaverdam, Virginia

Post History

The American Legion Post 90 is proud to be affiliated with the National organization. The decision to organize an American Legion Post resulted from the conclusion of local Veterans that the American Legion was the representative Veterans' organization in the United States. 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 the decision was made by the attending Veterans to file an application for an American Legion Post.

At a follow-on meeting, a Certificate of Application for a Charter was presented. It was also decided at this meeting to organize a Post as soon as fifteen or more servicemen had indicated their desire to join the Post. Soon thereafter, our Post was Chartered.

Affiliated Organization

An Auxiliary of The American Legion (ALA) was formed after Post 90 received its final Charter. The Post has every reason to be proud of it's Auxiliary.  Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to cooperate in every Legion activity. and which has gained recognition because of its programs of service.

Patriotic Days

MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Beaverdam community, the goal of every Veteran is to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead of all of the wars of our country; and that all graves are decorated on this national holiday.

VETERANS' DAY (formally known as Armistice 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 Beaverdam. An important tradition is reminding our community that "the war to end all wars" finally ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, on the 11th month, marking the exact date and time of the cessation of hostilities on the war fronts of World War I.

Registration Of Graves

Since it's inception American Legion Post 90 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 Post members place a flag on Veteran's graves.

Scholarships and Community Projects

American LegionPost 90 sponsors various scholarships for the 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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