Post 555 Pelham, Alabama 35124, Alabama

Post 555

Pelham, Alabama 35124, Alabama

Post 555 Pelham, Alabama 35124, Alabama

About This Post

Post Namesake

Matthew Blount

Notable Members

 

 

WWII Veteran,   Lyndia Moore  

WWII Veteran,  Richard "Dick" Paxton  

Major General(Ret) James Darden

Colonel(Ret) Eldon Woodie

Pelham Mayor, Garry Waters

Former Pelham Mayor, Bobby Hayes

Shelby County Circuit Judge,  Patick Kennedy, Sr., 

 

 

 

What Makes this Post Unique

Matthew Blount Post 555 is strictly a family oriented service organization that provides support to veterans that have defended and served our country; To be part of and support the local community and ... READ MORE

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HISTORY

1910

Post 555 Charter

Oct 17, 1914

 

Commander, Barry Blount with Adjutant, Ron Koonce, is presented Post 555 ’s Charter on October 17, 2014, by  Alabama Department Adjutant, Greg Akers.

 


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Post 555 Charter
Auxiliary Unit Charter

Auxiliary Unit Charter

Jul 5, 1916

 

Peggy Henley, Auxiliary President, is presented the Matthew Blount Auxiliary Unit 555 Charted on July 5, 2016 by Post 555 Commander, Barry Blount.

 


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2010

About American Legions  Matthew Blount Post 555, Inc.

Apr 14, 2014

The Post is relatively new, chartered in September 2014 with 30 charter members.  Today the Post’s roster has grown to 215 members in the last 40 months and continues to grow each month. The Post exceeded its goal to have 100 members by December 31, 2015.  Post has received 100% renewal recognition for each year 2015-2018.  Matthew Blount Post 555 is a service and family oriented organization serving military troops, Veterans, youth and community.  It..

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About American Legions  Matthew Blount Post 555, Inc.
Pelham, Alabama  American Legion Post becomes a Vision

Pelham, Alabama American Legion Post becomes a Vision

Aug 1, 2014

In 2014 the Blount family decided one of the best ways to have their son's legacyt o contiue was to establish an American Legion Post in Pelham named after thier son Matthew A. Blount who passed away in 2012 after serving in multiple tours overses as a combat medic.   CSM(ret) Barry Blount, Matthew's father set out on his mission to establist The American Legion Matthew Blount Post 555.


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Matthew Blount Post 555 Becomes a Reality

Aug 20, 2014

Just after twenty or so days the Post's application for a charter was submitted with thirty committed charter members.

On September 30, 2014 the Alabama Department Adjutant, Greg Akers hand dellivered the Temporary Charter for Matthew Blount Post 555.

Pictured are the first officer class of the Post for 2014-2015.

Three months later the Post received is permanent Charter.


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Matthew Blount Post 555 Becomes a Reality

Mission Statement

Oct 2014

The American Legion Matthew Blount Post 555 is dedicated to uphold the principles of God and the Constitution of the United States of America; To provide support to veterans that have defended and served our country; To preserve the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom; To be a local entity initiating and supporting programs that..

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2016 TAPS Ceremony Alabama National Cemetery

May 26, 2016

A contingent from Matthew Blount Post 555 presented the program for the annual Tribute to American Patriotic Services at the Alabama National Cemetery on May 26, 2016. In attendance were family members, friends, Support Committee for the ANC, American Legion Riders and members, Patriot Riders, Alabama National Guard Military Honors, ANC staff, and Rev. Daven Watkins, First Baptist Church of Pelham.


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2016 TAPS Ceremony Alabama National Cemetery
National Commander, Mike Helms Visits with Matthew Blount Post 555

National Commander, Mike Helms Visits with Matthew Blount Post 555

May 26, 2016

Post 555's Executive Committee greeted National Commander's party and the Alabama Department officers for a tour of the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama.


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National Commander Charles Schmidt Visits Matthew Blount Post 555

Nov 9, 2016

he Post 555 provided a luncheon for Charles Schmidt, American Legion National Commander, on November 9, 2016 at the Post 555 meeting hall in the Pelham Senior Center.  Attending the event were over eighty members of the Post, family members, National and Alabama Department representatives and community leaders.

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National Commander Charles Schmidt Visits Matthew Blount Post 555
Sons of The American Legion Matthew Blount Squadron 555 Presented with Unit Charter by National Commander.

Sons of The American Legion Matthew Blount Squadron 555 Presented with Unit Charter by National Commander.

Nov 9, 2016

National Commander Schmidt presents official Squadron 555 Unit Charter to Will Hayes, Squadron Commander. 

 

 

The Squadron has 24 members that includes 23 charter members.



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Flag Replacement Ceremony - Amazing Kids School

Apr 17, 2018

Event Title:   Flag Replacement Ceremony

Event Coordinator: Ron McGriff

Date: April 17, 2018

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Flag Replacement Ceremony - Amazing Kids School
Fire on the Water Independence Day Celebration

Fire on the Water Independence Day Celebration

Jul 1, 2018

Event: FIRE ON THE WATER - Celebration   July 1st, 2018


Location:Oak Mountain State Park,..

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Fire on the Water Independence Day Celebration

Jul 1, 2018

Event: FIRE ON THE WATER - Celebration   July 1st, 2018


Location:Oak Mountain State Park,..

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Fire on the Water Independence Day Celebration
Pelham YMCA Flag Education Program

Pelham YMCA Flag Education Program

Jul 5, 2018

Event Title:  Pelham YMCA Flag Replacement Ceremony

Event Coordinator:  Ron McGriff

Date:  05 Jul 18

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American Legion 100th Anniversary Celebration

Nov 1, 2018

Event Title:                                                    Thanksgiving Dinner and 100thBirthday of the American Legion

 

Event Chairperson/Co-Chairperson:          Thomas McDaniel / Nancy Waller

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American Legion 100th Anniversary  Celebration
American Legion 100th Anniversary  Celebration

American Legion 100th Anniversary Celebration

Nov 1, 2018

Event Title:                                                    Thanksgiving Dinner and 100thBirthday of the 

                                                                        American Legion

 

Event Chairperson/Co-Chairperson:          Thomas McDaniel / Nancy Waller

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Veterans Day & POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony

Nov 11, 2018

Event Date:                                                    Sunday, November 11, 2018

 

Time of Event:                                               10:30 am Patriotic Tribute (11:00 am to 4:00 pm)

 

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Veterans Day  & POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony
Annual VA Medical Center Christmas Caravan

Annual VA Medical Center Christmas Caravan

Dec 11, 2018

Event Title:                                                    Birmingham VA Medical Center Christmas Caravan

Event Chairperson/Co-Chairperson:          Anita Bennett / Frank Lakotich

 

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Support Our Troops and Remember Our Veterans

Feb 9, 2019

Never forget our Veterans


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Annual Military Appreciation Night

Annual Military Appreciation Night

Feb 9, 2019

Event Title:                                                    Military Appreciation Night (UA Hockey) 

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