In 1920 former servicemen met in Tillamook. The decision to organize an American Legion Post resulted from the conclusion of these Veterans that the American Legion was the representative Veterans' organization in this country. 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.
Through time Tillamook Post 47 had a decline in membership which resulted in post inactivation a few years ago. The last 6 or 7 members tried to keep the post alive. Sadly that did not happen. The post went inactivate. Not to be deterred, the American Legion held a recruitment drive this year (2023) with a goal to re activate post 47 Tillamook. The results of this were very exciting. Over 60 members were recruited and a revived Tillamook Post 47 came into being in the early part of 2023.
Regular meetings are being held (see calender). The new members of post 47 did not have much to go on. A few of the members from the old post attended. They indicated there was an orginal American flag from 1920 that the old post used and was still available. However post historical records were missing and no one knew who might have them. Somehow the word got out and one of the posts new members found some boxes one morning on his doorstep containing the old historical records. No one knows who put them there. But, now we have the connection we need to the old post so we can proceed in the direction that our organization was orginally formed for.
MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Tillamook 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.
Scholarships and Community Projects
American LegionPost 47 will again sponsor various scholarships for the further education of our children. Our goal is to sponsor and financially assist many worthy community projects and programs initiated by the National American Legion.
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