During a plaque dedication ceremony at the Queen Anne Seattle Housing Alliance, 1st District Vice Commander Jordan Houghton received the post charter for Post 206 from Commander Gary Roach, signifying the start of Post 206 officially. It was at this plaque dedication that we recognized the life of the many veterans that have been saved and served by the Seattle Housing Alliance
The post received their permanent post charter on this day from the National Organization, cementing their legacy in Seattle and The American Legion.
This Memorial Day weekend, Americans across the country have been finding their own unique way to remember and honor the fallen.
A huge team of Veteran Service Organizations and community friends got together to send a few hundred care packages over to our troops! Starbucks Headquarters was the place, with Delta Airlines, Starbucks, The Mission Continues, The Seahawks, and many other organizations chipping in, as well as several members of our very own Post!
In the first year of Post 206 being in existence, they didn't hesitate to do everything in their capacity to help veterans. At the annual Department of Washington Convention (2017-2018) the Post took home many awards to include the Herb Davis Community Service Award, the Richard B. Ott Membership Award, the Dr. Louis S. Dewey Rehabilitation Award, and the post commander, Jordan Houghton, was award the Department Membership Recruiter of the Year (2018) award and..
Post 206 was honored to have three of their members aid Magnolia Post 123 in their Summerfest Parade, leading the colors. Two of the Post 206 members hoisted the Ballard VFW colors as well, aiding in a joint-color guard. Marching the parade route, we represented the entirety of the 1st District of The American Legion, with our VFW comrades in hand!
In September of 2018, two members of William C. Stacey Post 206 were honored at the University of Washington Husky Football games as Hometown Heroes. Having been nominated for their serviced in the community and service to the nation, co-founder and Vice Commander Joey Hernandez (Navy) and Seattle Police Officer and Marine, Garth Lindelef, were both honored at two football home games for the UW Huskies!
The Hometown Heroes program was meant to recognize veterans or..
On a full day effort, before the long winter chill of Seattle set into the area, many members of Post 206 and the community set forth with a horde of power washers, scrubs, and shift work to get as many headstones cleaned in the upper lot of the veteran section near the Chime Tower done as possible prior to the Veterans Day ceremony that was upcoming. All officers participated as well as multiple members of..
Will was an amazing individual who was raised in Seattle, WA. When he had joined the Marines, it seemed like the proper calling for him and things had truly aligned for him in life. His family understood that his passion for history, especially that regarding military history, would aid him throughout his career in the Marines.
William C. Stacey Post 206 has a bountiful relationship with The Mission Continues. They work in many areas together, serving the Danny Woo Community Garden (International District - Seattle, WA), The Ethiopian Community Center (Rainier Neighborhood - Seattle, WA), Northwest Tap Connection (Rainier Neighborhood - Seattle, WA), and Compass Housing Alliance (Renton, WA).
The event to celebrate a year of successful service events, benefitting these disadvantaged communities, the two organizations held a 'combat-esque' Lazer Tag competition,..
On January 31, 2012, William C. Stacey was killed in action by an IED while leading his squad on a mission in the district of Now Zad in Helmand Province, where he had served as a volunteer combat replacement on an earlier tour of duty in the fall of 2008. Every year, the family of William C. Stacey gathers friends, platoon members, and loved ones..
Commander Houghton was approached as the 1st District Commander by the Department of Washington to aid the Veterans Affair hospital staff of Seattle as they pushed to get enough veterans to participate in the pilot study that looked at effective measures to reduce suicidal behaviors via letters written by other veterans. Post members flooded in to help, nearly contributing the entirety of the needed veteran volunteers for the study to be successful. The post was..
During the 2019 year, Jordan Houghton, the Commander of William C. Stacey Post 206 was nominated and selected as the awardee of the Washington Governor's Volunteer Service Award for Veterans. This award was presented at the Washington Governor (Jay Inslee)'s mansion in Olympia, WA. Whilst among other awardees, Commander Houghton was able to learn of significant opportunities to aid in the community through volunteering with other civic initiatives. During the Seattle Mariner's Baseball game, Salute..
On May 7th the officers for William C. Stacey Post 206 were elected! By large, all positions were contested and there were large alterations in terms of positions. However, every position was filled! The team is looking quite strong, and they intend to make a great difference in the post over the coming year!
Commander: Joey Hernandez
Adjutant: Jordan Houghton
Senior Vice Commander: Paul Otal
Junior Vice Commander: Dirk Erickson
Finance Officer: Sirena Herd
Chaplain: Joey Massa
Sergeant-At-Arms: Wes King
Read more of the story, written by Henry Howard regarding the joint effort of the University of Washington Memorial Day event that Seattle Post 206 members participated in.
Legionnaire Adrienne Ashley pictured signing in participants for the 5K for Memorial Day.
On June 8th, Post 206 joined forces with The Mission Continues Seattle 1st and 2nd Platoon to do a tactical breach onto the beaches of Washington. The effort and intent was to clean all the beaches on the coastal line for the anniversary of D-Day, also known as the day that Normandy Beach was stormed. The effort was completely successful with the massive team of both veterans, civilians, and activist.
On July 9th Commander Houghton escorted the Department Adjutant to the 13th District Commander of the Seattle Coast Guard bases Change of Command ceremony. The 13th District for the Coast Guard sits directly adjacent to the City of Seattle and is a primary servicemember area that was served by Post 206 during the Government Shutdown, in which the Coast Guard was affected. The American Legion utilized their Temporary Financial Assistance program to aid service members..
Irreverent Warrior Silkies Hike is a yearly event that takes place across the Nation. This year, only one of our members was able to attend, but he effectively represented multiple organizations and did so with the intent of supporting the stemming of 22 Veteran suicides a day. He did an amazing job of spreading the positive message and being a beacon of resources for many.
This year, William C. Stacey Post 206 did some amazing things. Joey Massa (Post Chaplain) was elected the Department Chaplain for the Department of Washington. Post-Adjutant Jordan Houghton (Founding Commander) was elected the Department Vice-Commander, Area I, for the Department of Washington as well!
The post was also awarded the Arlington Post 76 Community Service Award for their volunteer efforts in the community for the second year in a row. They were also again awarded the..