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American Legion Post 294

Post History

American Legion Post 294 began in 1984 when a small group of men began meeting in a local restaurant, in a members office, or on the tailgate of a pickup truck. 

Soon 12 men pooled enough money to buy an old house as their first post home.  They then began saving money by holding fund raisers such as yard sales, fish fries, turkey shoots, and raffles.  Later, as they began to hold Bingo, they were able to rent then buy the post home that we are now located. 

As the post began go grow and flourish through the success of Bingo, they have been able to accomplish many projects.  First they renovated the building which made the bingo hall one of the largest in Georgia.  Additionally, they help start a New Boy Scout troop (troop 1294) and to make their facilities available to several non-profit organizations, including the Girl Scouts, ball teams and civic clubs.

At the first meeting Mr. ____ was elected temporary Chairman and Mr. _____ temporary Secretary. 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 Powder Springs expressed their desire to join the Post.

A committee was formed to name the Post and the Post was named "American Legion Post___”.  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.

Affiliated Organizations

Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Post ____ 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.

Sons of the Legion for American  Legion Post ____ was 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. 

Patriotic Days

MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Powder Springs 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 Powder Springs, Georgia.  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.

 

Scholarships and Community Projects

American LegionPost --- 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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