Post 61 Abilene, Texas

Post 61

Abilene, Texas

Post 61 Abilene, Texas

About This Post

Post Namesake
The Post was named in honor of Marshall Scott Jamar and officially dedicated at a special ceremony on 26 February 2011. Scott, as he was known, 32, from Sweetwater, Texas, was an Army Chief Warrant Officer, Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot. ... READ MORE
Notable Members
Post charter members: Christina Ballard, Stephen Bush, Tony Chance, Steven Cooper, Barbra Crosswhite, Ronald Diener, Larry Hannan, Dale Hilden, Hazen Hopper, Joseph Johnson, Ed Kick, John Klemp, Richard Lewis, Jesus Martinez, John Moran, Jennifer Ocenosak, Stephen Ocenosak, Kenneth Simonton, Reynaldo ... READ MORE

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HISTORY

2010

Post 61 is Born

Post 61 was established on 27 February 2010, Incorporated on 11 August 2010 and Chartered on 25 December 2010. Founders Joe Johnson and Ron Diener envisioned a fellowship of Veterans who wanted to make a difference by serving the Legion’s Pillars; Americanism, Mentoring Youth, Fostering a Strong National Security, Taking Care of Veterans and Community Service while Promoting Patriotism and Honor. Thanks to their commitment and leadership Post 61 has and will continue to accomplish..
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Post 61 is Born
United States Flags

United States Flags

Coordinated placement of 200 US Flags at Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Abilene Texas in honor of Memorial Day.
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Flag Day Flag Disposal Ceremony 2015

In 2015 Post 61 was able to dispose of several flags at the Taylor County Veterans Cemetery. After the ceremony the post held a post social at Pete Worley's lake house.
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Flag Day Flag Disposal Ceremony 2015
Marshall Scott Jamar Painting Dedication

Marshall Scott Jamar Painting Dedication

On this day Post 61 had the honor of attending the dedication of a portrait of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marshall Scott Jamar. He is the soldier for whom the post is named. Post Commander Clements was the master of ceremonies for the event. Chaplain Rey Smith gave the opening invocation and afterwards led the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. Commander Clements introduced CW2 Jamar's family and friends; Sister Dotty Gerber and Husband Keith..
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Wreaths Across America 2016

Marshall Scott Jamar Post 61 has had the honor of hosting the Wreaths Across America ceremony for the past several years at the Taylor County Veterans Cemetery. This year had a huge crowd with enough Wreaths for every gravestone. The Honorable Susan King, Texas District 71 Representative, was the guest speaker.
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Wreaths Across America 2016
Spring District Convention

Spring District Convention

Post 61 was well represented once again at the District 17 Convention. This photo shows the District Officers.
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Flag Day-Flag Disposal Ceremony & Officer Initiation Ceremony

A few years ago, one of the local Boy Scout troops built a flag disposal burn pit at the Taylor County Veterans Cemetery. Our post has the honor of providing the flag disposal service several times a year. During the 2017 Flag Day ceremony, the West Texas winds proved too strong to light a fire but the team performed the ceremony in front of a few spectators. After the ceremony, the new 2017/2018 post officers..
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Flag Day-Flag Disposal Ceremony & Officer Initiation Ceremony