American Legion Jewell Buckman Post 529 Holley New York
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The Buckman Post 529 Charter is in the Post Hall. It was granted in 1919, with a membership of 15. The first Commander was Sherman Lane. It stated he resigned; we have no additional information as to why he did. Lewis Weed took over and held the office for two years.
The present Charter, named Jewell Buckman Post 529 was granted in 1931. The charter had a total of 85 members on it. George Warren was the Commander that year.
There is a Certificate of Compliance dated December 1960 for the American Legion Hall located at our current location 5 Wright Street, Holley, NY. It stated it was conducted as an Assembly Hall and Bowling Alley. The total allowed occupancy is 232 persons.
A Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Post 529 NY was formed on September 28, 1978. The Legion has every reason to be proud of its Auxiliary. Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to co-operate in every Legion activity.
A Sons of the Legion for American Legion Post 529 was formed (no date was found).
MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Holley community, the goal of every Veteran to its last man is to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead of all of the wars of the country; and all graves are decorated on this National Holiday.
ARMISTICE DAY, now called VETERANS' DAY, originally marked the end of fighting in World War I. It is an important holiday on the calendar of Legionnaires everywhere and in the hearts of all Veterans. 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.
Registration of Graves
Since its inception American Legion Post 529 has been a leader in this community in the area of graves registration; which has been incorporated by all the American Legion Posts in Orleans County. Grave Registration enables all interested parties to locate the site of the grave of each Veteran. American Legion Post 529 acquired a burial lot in Hillside Cemetery and this has been marked by the erection of a massive monument marking it as the burial lot for servicemen without kin. Each year, active members place a flag on each Veteran's grave.
Scholarships and Community Projects
American Legion Post --- 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, such as Boys and Girls State.
Join Us and Keep this History Alive
Our Post is rich with History, we ask any of our members and past Historians to please share with us information you may have that so that we can post it on our site. Feel free to contact the Post Commander or Webmaster.