A Successful Year

Post_QuoteSince its founding in September, 1919, Lloyd Williams Post 41 has been committed to serving veterans, veterans’ families, and our community.  The returning veterans of World War I provided the framework and vision for a community-service organization that would make a lasting impact on the veterans and citizens of our county.  The veterans from subsequent wars and conflicts have continued and improved upon this vision.  For over nine decades, Post 41 has arguably been the leading service organization in our community.

For the 2013 Legion year, Post 41 had another very productive and successful year.  Some of our accomplishments are list below.

  • Sponsored four rising Clarke County High School seniors to Virginia Boys State.
  • Awarded two $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at Clarke County High School.
  • Placed VA-provided military markers on the graves of 13 veterans buried in local cemeteries.
  • Provided Blue Star Service Flags to the families of three local families who have relatives serving in the military.
  • Collected over 800 pounds of food and $600 in monetary donations for the FISH of Clarke County Food Bank.
  • Co-sponsored a Memorial Day Service held in Rose Hill Park in Berryville.
  • Provided cookies each month for the waiting room of the VA Clinic in Kernstown.
  • Donated $500 to the Martinsburg VA Medical Center to help provide Christmas gifts to its Nursing Center residents.
  • Co-sponsored with VFW Post 9760 the Clarke County Honor Guard.
  • Co-sponsored with Boy Scout Troop 34 a flag retirement ceremony.
  • For Memorial Day, placed over 950 U.S. flags on the graves of veterans buried in Green Hill Cemetery.
  • Donated four U. S. Flags to local cemeteries, parks, and government buildings.
  • Participated in the Berryville Christmas Parade.
  • Attended Veterans’ Week church service as a group at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.
  • Conducted a Visitation Program to regularly visit our members who are homebound or reside in assisted living facilities.
  • Exceeded our membership goal for the tenth consecutive year.
  • Provided Christmas gifts for four needy Clarke County senior citizens.
  • Assisted with Kids Voting during the November general election.
  • Served as “bell-ringers” for the Salvation Army and collected $559.49 for its Red Kettle fundraiser.
  • Recipient of the National Commander’s “Post Excellence” Award for the third consecutive year.
  • Awarded “First Place” in the National American Legion Press Association’s 2013 Best Paper Contest for small post newsletters.
  • Awarded “First Place” in the National American Legion Press Association’s 2013 Social Media Contest for its Facebook page.
  • Awarded “First Place” in the Virginia American Legion Press Association’s 2013 Best Paper Contest for small post newsletters.
  • Provided over 3,000 hours of public service to our community.
  • Donated almost $14,000 to local non-profit and community organizations.
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