A few of the many activities, programs, & organizations
supported by Legion, SAL, & Auxiliary 484
Many folks view the American Legion as an organization that is simply a club for veterans, and are unaware of what we are really about, True, we do have a clubroom and we do enjoy socializing with one another, but there is much more to it than that. A lot of our energy is devoted to things that we believe help to make Greater Cincinnati and especially our little part of Greater Cincinnati a bit better than it would be if we were not here. Almost everyone is eligible to join one of the three 484 organizations, and we hope that you will consider doing so. Please browse below to learn a little more about us.
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Boy's State: A Legion sponsored program for young men, held between their Junior and Senior years in high school.
Scholarships: Post 484 provides scholarships to students from this area.
Joseph House: We contribute to this organization that helps homeless veterans to get back on their feet.
Veteran's Service: Our Service Officer aids veterans in many areas. This service is made available to all veterans (whether Legion members or not) nd to their families.
Sons of the American Legion (SAL): An important part of the Legion family, SAL Squadron 484 provides aid to Post 484 in many areas, and also has some great progams of its own.
Children's Miracle Network / Children's Hospital: We donate a substantial amount to this program for children who are very sick.
Gifts for Yanks: We help with gifts for disabled veterans
Veterans Visits:Groups from 484 organizations visit local VA hospitals and provide food, games, and, most importantly, sociability for hospitalized and sometimes forgotten veterans.
Community services: American flags on Sutton Avenue, availability of our hall for community meetings, and a coat collection for kids and homeless veterans, are a few more things that we do to better our community.
American Legion Post 484 is devoted to our community and our veterans. Our Post Service Officer is tested and certified each year through the Department of Ohio to assist all veterans and their families with their special needs. The Post Service Officer is a volunteer who can offer assistance in obtaining Veterans Health Care, military records, military funeral and burial plans, emergency financial assistance, preparing for submittal of disability claims and any other veteran related need. Our Service Officer works closely with the Department of Ohio Service Officer, who is a full time person with an office located at the VA Hospital on Vine Street. The Department Service Officer operates at the top professional level and can assist veterans and their families with all types of assistance including filing for disability claims or health care issues with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our Service Officer also works closely with the staff from the office of the Hamilton County Veteran's Services Commission for emergency financial aid and other services that they provide to assist all veterans. We work with local support agencies during the year to support their aid to our veterans also. The services listed are just a few of the services available to veterans and their families and you do not need to be Legion member to obtain these services.
SUPPORT THE LEGION - WE HELP WITH THEIR ACTIVITIES SUCH AS: FISH FRYS, CARNIVAL, HOLIDAY EVENTS AND POST FUNCTIONS. WE ALSO HELP GENERAL JOBS AROUND THE POST: CLEAN-UP, GRASS CUTTING AND BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS.
VETERANS SERVICE - MEMBERS AND MEMBERS FAMILIES GO TO FORT THOMAS VA NURSING HOME att4 TIMES A YEAR FOR AN EASTER PARTY 4th OF JULY PICNIC, VETS CARNIVAL, AND CHRISTMAS PARTY.
COMMUNITY SERVICE - WE HAVE A LUNCH WITH SANTA FOR NEEDY AND COMMUNITY CHILDREN, PUT ON BINGOS FOR THE SENIOR CITIZENS AT SEM MANOR AND SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY.
SCHOLARSHIPS - THE SAL GIVES BOOK SCHOLARSHIPS TO LEGION FAMILY MEMBERS CHILDREN. (2003 WE GAVE OUT $1,200.00)
SAL FUNCTIONS - MEETINGS, GOLF OUTING, DANCES, SPAGHETTI DINNER, LUNCH WITH SANTA, HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT, INSTALLATION, PUMPKIN CONTEST AND MONTHLY BREAKFAST WITH THE LEGION AND AUXILIARY.
VETERANS MONUMENT - THE SQUAD HAS TAKEN OVER THE LEGION VETERAN'S MONUMENT ON SUTTON AVE. AND UP-DATED THE AREA. WE PUT IN A VETERANS PAVER WALKWAY AND PODIUM SLAB. WE ARE PLANNING OTHER CHANGES TO THE SITE IN THE FUTURE.
DONATIONS GIVEN OUT - THE SAL GAVE TO: AMERICAN LEGION CHILD WELFARE FOUNDATION, CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK, JOSEPH HOUSE FOR HOMELESS VETS, SPECIAL OLYMPICS, SEM SENIOR CITIZENS, DIABETES ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN LEGION RELIEF FUND, GIFTS TO YANKS FOR VETERANS, SCHOLARSHIPS, POST PROJECTS, AND PEOPLE IN NEED. (2003 THE SQUAD HAS DONATED $4,800.00)
THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION IS A NON-POLITICAL, NON SECTARIAN CIVILIAN ORGANIZATION AND IS A SUPPORT GROUP FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION AND THE VETERANS OF OUR COUNTRY. THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION KNOWN AS THE SAL WAS STARTED IN 1932 BY THE AMERICAN LEGION. THE AGE GROUP TO BECOME A MEMBER IS FROM BIRTH TO ANY AGE AS LONG AS YOUR FATHER OR GRANDFATHER SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES DURING THE LEGION ELIGIBILITY DATES. (ADOPTED SONS
AND STEPSONS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE ) YOUR FATHER OR GRANDFATHER MUST BE DECEASED OR A MEMBER OF ANY AMERICAN LEGION POST AND BE HONORABLY DISCHARGED
WE ALSO USE THE LEGION'S CLUBROOM (IF YOU ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE) AND WE DO ENJOY SOCIALIZING WITH ONE ANOTHER AND THE LEGION, BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE, THAT WE DO.
IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE SAL AND YOUR FATHER SERVED AND HE IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION TRY AND GET HIM TO JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION AND YOU BOTH CAN SPEND TIME TOGETHER IN A GREAT ORGANIZATION.
REMEMBER IF YOU THINK ABOUT JOINING THE SAL THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, PICK OUT A FEW PROJECTS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND HAVE FUN. IF YOU LIKE EVERY THING WE DO, THEN KNOCK YOUR SELF OUT.
THE SAL, LEGION AND AUXILIARY MEMBERS JOIN FOR THE PURPOSE OF
SUPPORTING VETERANS, GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND HAVING FUN.
This year, Post 484 awarded six one thousand dollar scholarships to students from Anderson,
Mc Nicholas, or Turpin High schools. The awards were based on the following required information: Academic Grade Average, Class Standing, Legion Affiliation or a Position Paper on a Current Political Issue. At the applicants discretion, he or she could include: Financial Need, Future Plans, Extra-curricular Activities, Community Service, and Letters of Recommendation
Joseph House is a 501.c.3 non-profit charity with the mission to “Meet the needs of our nation’s homeless veterans who suffer from mental illness and/or substance abuse.” We execute our mission with the ethic, “We don’t leave our Wounded Behind!”
Joseph House is a campus of seven buildings in downtown Cincinnati where around 100 homeless veterans reside in a safe, supportive, abstinence-based recovery environment. JH operates two programs to meet the needs of our residents: The Captain Robert S. Marx* Veterans Recovery Centerwhich is certified by the Ohio Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, and the Ready and Forward** program which provides permanent housing and services for veterans with a need for long-term support.
* Robert Marx was a citizen soldier from Cincinnati who served and was wounded in WWI. He founded and was the first National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans.
**Ready and Forward was the motto of the 10th US Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers.