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Memorial Day Service at Damascus American Legion
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join members of the Damascus American Legion family—Post, Auxiliary Unit and Sons Detachment—for the annual Memorial Day Service on Sunday, May 28th, at the Post Home, 10201 Lewis Drive in Damascus. The service opens at 1:30 PM with a concert by the Browningsville Cornet Band followed by ceremonies honoring veterans who served America in uniform and have gone on to Post Everlasting. Dr. Glenn Johnston, Chairman of the Public History Department at Stevenson University and a veteran, will be the keynote speaker. Weather permitting, the service will be held on the front lawn of the Post Home, and it will be followed by a light lunch provided by the Auxiliary Unit. Come early to get a seat in the shade!
We at American Legion Post 171 in Damascus, Maryland, are veterans, men, and women who have served honorably in the armed forces during the war eras prescribed by law. The Post was founded in the fall of 1945.
Our Post includes more than 300 Legionnaires, who, like all American Legion (www.legion.org) members, are volunteers who serve with a commitment to support our fellow service members and veterans, mentor our young Americans, sponsor community service programs, and advocate for strengthening our nation’s defense and security, patriotism and honor.
Damascus Post 171’s Legion Family includes our Auxiliary Unit 171 (www.alaforveterans.org) and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 171 (www.legion.org/sons).
Below are just some of the activities in which our Legion Family is engaged:
American Legion Baseball—junior and senior youth teams
Boy’s State and Girl’s State
Boy Scout Troop Sponsorship
Americanism Essay Contest and Poster Contest
American Legion School Awards and Flag-raising Ceremonies
Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies
Programs honoring WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans
Programs for Wounded Warriors from the Walter Reed Medical Center
Recognition for Public Safety First Responders
Color Guard presentations at community events
American Flags for the Pockets of deployed service members
Comfort Items Packages for deployed service members
Flag Retirement Ceremonies
Donations to a wide variety of charitable organizations
Visits to VA hospitals
Monthly Pancake Breakfasts
We raise money for our activities and charitable donations with weekly cash Bingo on Thursday evenings and public events like shrimp feasts and oyster roasts at various times each year. We invite you to join us for these events.
Our three Legion Family organizations meet monthly on the second Monday at 7 PM at the Post Home. We are continuously seeking and welcoming new members. If interested in becoming one of us in the Post, Auxiliary, or SAL Squadron, please contact us at (301) 253-0769 or email@example.com.