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POST HISTORY(continued)


PATRIOTIC DAYS

MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout Westfield and Hilltown area,  the grave of every veteran of any of the wars of the country are decorated on this National Holiday. Today, jointly with Veteran's Council, this tradition is being carried on. If one might attempt to prophecy, in an historical account, Westfield Post 124 will carry on this tradition to its last man to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead.

ARMISTICE DAY, now called VETERANS' DAY, originally marked the end of fighting in World War One. It is an important holiday on the calendar of Legionnaires everywhere and in the hearts of all veterans. It has been in Westfield. Annually the Post sponsored the Armistice Day Parade. An important tradition was established when the Post led in the memorial exercises at 11 o'clock on the morning of November 11, marking the exact hour of the cessation of hostility on the war fronts. Today, together with Veterans Council, Westfield's Post 124 solemnly observes this tradition.

REGISTRATION OF GRAVES

Since its inception Westfield Post 124 has been a leader in this County in the area of graves registration, which has been incorporated by all the American Legion Posts. Grave Registration enables all interested parties to locate the site of the grave of each veteran. Westfield's Post 124 is honored to decorate burial lots in St. Mary's Cemetery. Twice each year, active members of Westfield Post 124 and volunteers, place a flag on each veteran's grave.


SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Westfield Post 124 sponsors various scholarships for the further education of our children. We also sponsor and financially assist many worthy community projects and programs initiated by the National American Legion.

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