American Legion Herbert Williams Post 202, Columbia, Missouri

American Legion,

Herbert Williams Post 202

Columbia, Missouri

3669 Legion Lane

Hours: Open 6pm Thur-Fri

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OUR MISSION and PREAMBLE


The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill.


Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. As the nation’s largest Veterans service organization, membership is made up of patriotic, War-Era Veterans devoted 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 service members and veterans. Legionnaires stand behind the issues most important to the nation's Veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.


Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness.


The Heroes to Hometowns program connects local Legionnaires with recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing a variety of support activities.


The Legion raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families and to provide college scholarship opportunities.


The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.


THE PREAMBLE OF THE AMERICAN LEGION

For God and Country We Associate Ourselves Together for the Following Purposes:


To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;

To maintain law and order;

To Foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;

To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars;

To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;

To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;

To make right the master of might;

To promote peace and goodwill on earth;

To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;

To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

THE LEGION FAMILY

It is an honor for all who associate together for a common purpose, but it is especially true within a family as diverse and dynamic as those associated within the American Legion family.


The American Legion Auxiliary are the wonderful and strong ladies of Unit 202 who make up a generous heart and helpfulness in many mutual causes within the Post, just as they served their own family when their husbands were called to duty in service to the United States of America.


The Sons of the American Legion are the men of Squadron 202 who took up the reins as the "man of the family" while their fathers and mothers went off to serve their country, and now serve the same causes with their families within the Post.

First Woman Commander Achieves Primary Objective at Post 202, moves on


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American Legion


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American Legion Auxiliary


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Sons of The American Legion

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America The Beautiful

America The Beautiful

Missouri Waltz

Missouri Waltz


Missouri American Legion Post 202 is in Columbia Missouri. Military Veterans pay dues to belong to this 501 C 3 organization which is the largest United States Congressionally supported Veteran Service Organization in history with nearly 3 million members. The Ladies Auxiliary is primarily made up of wives of those prior service members, but also comprise of their daughters. Their male children can volunteer through the Sons American Legion. A sub group called the 40 & 8 take on specific causes in the community and can be supported by their spouse in a group called the La Femme Voiture Cabane # (not yet formed). The Legion Post offers youth service campaigns providing scholarships and support programs, but also includes organization of advocates for many issues in society.