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100 East Street, Auburn, California 95603

Richard W. Townsend Post 84

PATRIOTIC DAYS

MEMORIAL DAY has always been an special occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Auburn tarea, he grave of every veteran of any of the wars of the country are decorated on this National Holiday. Today, jointly with Auburn's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, this tradition is being carried on. Auburn's veteran organizations will carry on this tradition to its last man to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead.

VETERANS DAY, originally ARMISTICE DAY, 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 Auburn. 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 all Auburn veteran organizations, our Post 84 solemnly observes this tradition.

REGISTRATION OF GRAVES

Our Post 84 is participating in the Auburn area veteran graves registration.  Grave Registration enables all interested parties to locate the site of the grave of each veteran. The New Auburn Cemetary has been marked by the erection of a massive monument marking it as the burial site of many veterans. Each year, together with other veterans organizations, members place a flag on the grave of each veteran for Memorial Day.

AUBURN POST 84 CARES

We usually send three boys to Boys State, give two scholarships, and we award outstanding students in all the area elementary schools

SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Auburn Post 84 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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