Certificate and Pin presented by Post Commander Gerber (on right)
(Presented at Post General Meeting on April 19, 2018)
** Next Meeting is October 18, 2018 **
** Post General Membership Meeting **
The October 18, 2018 General Membership meeting
will be held at the Elsie Stuhr Center at 7:00PM sharp.
Elsie Stuhr Center
5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton OR 97005
Best to enter through the side parking lot entrance
Beaverton Post #124
P.O. Box 37
Beaverton, OR 97075
Kenji Yaguchi (Post #124 Member) honored by Quilts of Valor
Kenji Yaguchi was honored by the Quilts of Valor Foundation at Good Samaritan Society — Fairfield Glade. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Yaguchi was a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team that was comprised of young Japanese-American volunteers whose families had been shipped to detainment camps. The 442nd suffered terrible losses. In one company, of the original 200, only eight survived the end of the war. The 442nd was the most decorated unit of its size and length of service in the history of the US Army. The members earned 9,486 Purple Hearts. Yaguchi has two of those Purple Hearts in addition to a Silver Star. The unit was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations (earning five in a single month). Twenty-one of its members were awarded Medals of Honor.
On Oct. 5, 2010, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to surviving members of the 442nd. It is one of the three highest civilian honors presented to those who served the security and national interests of the United States. In 2012, the surviving members of the 442nd were made "Chevaliers" (Knights) of the French Legion of Honor for their actions in liberating France and their heroic rescue of the "Lost Battalion" near Biffontaine.
Our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Beaverton Oregon community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.
RETIRE YOUR U.S. FLAGS WITH RESPECT
POST #124 FLAG BOX
Retire your old worn U.S. Flags in a respectful manner. Deposit those Flags, which have served you well, in the red, white and blue American Legion Flag Box and Post #124 will see to it being properly retired.
The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs encourages all veterans to contact their local Service Officer to discuss any and all benefits due you.