Welcome to Post #86 - Peace Arch Post
Serving Blaine and the Birch Bay Communities for 91 years
Serving Veterans for over 91 years
This branch of the American Legion was chartered in January 19, 1922. Since the founding in 1922, the post has progressed and now has over 350 active members. A large portion made up of Korean and Vietnam vets.
Among the many Community projects entered into by the local post are the sponsorship of local students scholarship program, Boys State, Easter egg hunts, local baseball teams and other various school programs in Blaine and Custer school districts. There is a Christmas party held each year for the children of Blaine. This event has been going on since 1922, when it was held at the old local theater, at which time candy and presents are handed out. Many other projects are assigned to the post, some are for the seniors, and some for the families of veterans, and are undertaken with the same vigor and spirit of the men who fought for our country and had the foresight to establish this post and its community programs.
The establishment of another organization called The Woman’s Auxiliary in 1924 involved the mothers and daughters of veterans who served during the war. These women became a strong and supportive group in themselves. They began their own set of programs directed at youth and the sick. Some of these include, work at the senior center, the local food bank, several summer camps for local children, Girls State, Children’s Miracle Network, reading to children, and volunteer time at local and veterans hospitals. Other programs such as Easter, Christmas, and Halloween, are co-sponsored by the Legion Family. These along with National programs set by the Dept. of Washington keep the women very busy.
The Sons of the American Legion formed in 1933, with the sons and grandsons of Service Veterans, makes the Legion Family complete. The Sons of Post 86 were formed in 1992. The main objective of our squadron is to support programs in the community, state, and national level, including Child Welfare, food and gift baskets for needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We attend a yearly SAL Convention for the family and also attend Mid-winter, spring and various other conferences and workshops.
These three organizations make up the Legion Family. It has been our privilege to serve the veterans and the community for the past 89 years and we are looking forward to serving the vets and community for many years to come.
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