American Legion Ohio Post 211 History
Since our charter on November 20, 1928, American Legion Post 211 has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Join our Post as a Legionnaire, Auxiliary or Sons of the Legion member; also, become a Booster or sponsor. 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.
The post has a long-standing tradition of supporting the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Avon Lake community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families and continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects - 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community.
THE LEGIONAIRE of POST 211 HISTORY
The Charter of American Legion Post 211 was signed by 110 United States military veterans of wartime service. On November 30, 1928, the document was countersigned by American Legion Department of Ohio Commander, R. G. Ingersoll, Adjutant John J. Auslarsky, American Legion National Commander Paul V. McNuty and National Adjutant S. L. Barton, thus establishing American Legion Post 211 as an official post of the American Legion. The post home, located at 31972 Walker Road, Avon Lake, Ohio, formerly served Avon Lake as Avon District Schoolhouse Number 9, and was purchased by American Legion Post 211 to serve as its business and meeting hall. Over the years, additional, adjacent land was acquired by the post and the post home has been remodeled and expanded twice to better serve the membership's needs.
American Legion Post 211 has a rich history of involvement with and service to the City of Avon Lake and surrounding communities in support of community activities, citizen organizations, the schools and community events, especially patriotic observances such as sponsoring the annual Memorial Day Parade in Avon Lake.
THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
The American Legion Auxiliary was established by the American Legion in 1919. On the 31st day of July 1931, Unit 211 of the American Legion Auxiliary was chartered at American Legion Post 211 and has continued to the present to support the veterans of the post.
THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION SQUADRON 211
The American Legion established the Sons of The American Legion at the 1932 Convention. On the 24th of November 1997, The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 211 was chartered at Post 211 and has continued to the present to support the veterans of the post.