The primary purpose of the American Legion is to provide a support network for Veterans and their families, and Post 119 is committed to that mission. Beyond that purpose, from the National Legion website we read “The American Legion was chartered ... as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is...committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans. “ (emphases added) In other words, the American Legion exists to serve the community at-large as well as the veterans in the community. Explore our website to learn about some of the ways we make this happen.
A primary focus of American Legion Post 119 is to serve Veterans and their families. Find out the ways we do this.
Learn about the American Legion Family and the ways in which we live our mission here in Estes Park.
Also a primary focus of Post 119: to serve the community of Estes Park and the surrounding valley.
The 2019 Poppy Day will be held on Friday, May 24, to herald the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend. Estes Park’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 will observe the day by distributing poppies from 10 a.m. until noon outside of Safeway, and from noon until 2pm outside of the Post Office. Please come by one of these locations to share in the commemoration of our nation’s heroes.
Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary’s three-quarters of a million members – direct female relatives of wartime veterans – raise more than $5.5 million through the distribution of the symbolic red poppies to support active-duty military, veterans, and their families. The red poppy has become a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed protecting Americans’ freedom following publication of the wartime poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lt. Col. John McCrae, M.D., while serving on the front in WWI, to honor soldiers killed in battle.
The Auxiliary’s 8,000+ neighborhood units distribute poppies throughout the year, especially on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Volunteers do not sell poppies – they “distribute” them, with a request that the person receiving the poppy make a donation to the poppy fund to support the Auxiliary’s veteran outreach programs. Please join Auxiliary Unit 119 in honoring the sacrifices that have been made on behalf of all Americans.
Your support and contributions will enable us to improve conditions at Post 119. Your generous donation will make our 2nd Century Fund goals a reality.
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PO Box 127, 850 North Saint Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado 80517
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