We are deep in the Military Tradition and honor those who have served and are serving our great nation.We make no apologies or excuses for our patriotism and service as all of our members, at one time in their lives, have solemnly sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Memorial Day Ceremony
The Memorial Day Ceremony in Apple Valley will take place Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.at Veteran’s Park, Post 1776 Apple Valley American Legion, 14521 Granada Dr., Apple Valley. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held inside the American Legion
The memorial ceremony is sponsored by the American Legion
Post 1776 and will include the Post 1776 Honor Guard, Legion Officers,
the Legion Auxiliary, Boy and Girl Scouts, as well as music by the Scott
Highland Middle School band and the Velvet Tones. The Civil Air Patrol
will lead a very special POW ceremony.
Special Guest Speaker will be Chief Petty Officer and Navy
Seal Chris Lundberg who was active duty for 12 years and now serves in
the Navy Reserves. Chief Lundberg made 5 separate deployments to
Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Israel, and many other countries spanning
six continents. He also served in Central America assisting the DEA in
combating drug cartels.
The public is invited to attend and encouraged to bring
their own lawn chairs for the hour program and ceremony to honor our
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.
The Apple Valley Post continues this tradition of service with over a thousand members volunteering our time and money for veteran issues, youth activities, and community enrichment.
Preamble to the American Legion Constitution
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 good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the priniciples of Justice, Freedom and Democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.