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Post 130  Zillah, Washington

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ABOUT THIS POST

CHARTER DATE: February 6, 1920

POST NAMESAKE: James H. Schooley Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Thomas Granger

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Every one of our members for the past 97 years is equally notable for their service to our country.

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: We are the only Post in the state of Washington that is located in a city that starts with the letter "Z".

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1910
James H. Schooley, Private, Company I, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action at the Battle of the Marne, July 19, 1918 near Chateau-Thierry, France. Son of Elmer E. and Elizabeth A. Schooley. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery, May 19th, 1921. Full story »
WWI Memorial dedicated at the Orchardvale School. IN APPRECIATION OF THE SERVICES RENDERED BY THE ORCHARDVALE BOYS IN THE WORLDS WAR. ABRAHAM L. ROBERTS (KIA) FRANCE D. JOHNSON (KIA) F. LEASE, E. DOUGLAS, J. L. NICHOLS,.. Full story »
1920
The first meetings of Post 130 were held in the Council Room of the Government Building (United States Reclamation Service) in Zillah. Full story »
To: E. A. Klebba, Department Adjutant-Finance Officer, State of Washington. Enclosed herewith is money for the sum twenty-four dollars ($24.00), to accompany application for Post of the American Legion, to be known as the JAMES H. SCHOOLEY POST, at Zillah, Washington. This money is for the annual dues and one years subscription to the America Legion Weekly for each of the following named men: Charles E. Ware, Thomas Granger, Seth W. Scott, George W. Forrest,.. Full story »
My dear Mr. and Mrs. Schooley, At the meeting of ex-service men which was held on last Monday night for the purpose of organizing a local post of the American Legion, the following motion was carried unanimously: "That the name of the local post be the JAMES H. SCHOOLEY POST, American Legion, in honor, and to perpetuate the name of James H. Schooley, who was killed in action on July 19th, 1918." Trusting that this.. Full story »
Mr. Charles E. Ware, Adjutant, American Legion. Dear Sir: We appreciate the thoughtfulness , and kind thoughts of James in naming the American Legion Post of Zillah in his honor. May this organization be a help to its members and the country they served. Thanking you again , for in the naming, the honor you have thus conferred on him. Very Sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Schooley, Zillah Full story »
The local Legion was on the move again looking for a permanent home. Full story »
James H. Schooley was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Full story »
Members of Post 130 with much enthusiasm and donated labor, as well as a bond issue, built the Legion Hall. The building still stands on the corner of Second Avenue and 7th Street. Members left to.. Full story »
WASHINGTON. Zillah: Auxiliary to James H. Schooley Post, $2.00. The American Legion Weekly Full story »
1930
1940
The American Legion Color Guard leads the Zillah Community Days parade down Second Avenue. The old Zillah High School building (demolished in 1979) stands to the right. Full story »
In 1945 the Zillah and Orchardvale school districts consolidated and the Orchardvale school was closed. The Post bought the property in the summer of 1947. The old Post home had become too small after the end.. Full story »
1960
Stag Night open to the public. Full story »
Dale Logsdon, left, commander of James H. Schooley American Legion Post, No. 130, Zillah, holds one end of a new flag the post presented to the city of Zillah, which was accepted by Mayor Cecil Osborne,.. Full story »
Charles Skinner, president of the Zillah Lions Club, and Dale Logsdon, Commander of the James H. Schooley American Legion Post 130, present a new Washington State flag and American flag to Wayne Harrold, principal of the Geoff Hilton Elementary School. The front part of the school and flags burned. Classes were still held in the back part of the school. Full story »
An old fashioned box supper will highlight the Zillah American Legion 50th Anniversary Saturday night. The Legion celebrates its 50th birthday March 15-17. Four 50-year charter members will be honored during the evening. They are Geoffrey Hilton, Fred Hovis, and Herron Wilson, Zillah members, and Grover Seat from Yakima. They will be presented with 50-year pins, certificates and patches to be worn on their Legion caps. The members have been very active in Legion through.. Full story »
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