Post 206 Seattle, Washington

Post 206

Seattle, Washington

Post 206 Seattle, Washington

About This Post

Post Namesake

Sergeant William Chapman Stacey

What Makes this Post Unique

Our post thrives from community service and is predominatly Post 9/11 era veterans that are involved in a myriad of service organizations to include Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Team Rubicon, Team Red White and Blue, The Mission ... READ MORE

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HISTORY

2010

William C. Stacey Post 206 receives their Temporary Post Charter from Department Commander Gary Roach

Nov 8, 2017

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 

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William C. Stacey Post 206 receives their Temporary Post Charter from Department Commander Gary Roach
First Post Meeting & Election of First Officers

First Post Meeting & Election of First Officers

Jan 23, 2018

On January 23rd, 2018, William C. Stacey Post 206 held its first ever meeting with its general membership, and voted in the first officers for the 2017-2018 Membership year.

The members present at the first meeting were: Jordan Houghton, Micah Biffle, Kira Guzman, Joey Hernandez, Pete Krawitz, Dirk Erickson, Andrew Everett, Kyle Geraghty (District 1 Commander, visting), Michelle Kinnucan (Post 40, visiting), Paul Otal, Melanie King (Post 123, visiting), Joey Massa, Emma Kirby, and Alex Houghton.

The..

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William C. Stacey Post 206 receives their Permanent Post Charter

Feb 21, 2018

The post received their permanent post charter on this day from the National Organization, cementing their legacy in Seattle and The American Legion.


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William C. Stacey Post 206 receives their Permanent Post Charter
Veterans help clean thousands of military headstones in honor of Memorial Day

Veterans help clean thousands of military headstones in honor of Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

This Memorial Day weekend, Americans across the country have been finding their own unique way to remember and honor the fallen.

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USO Care Packages with Starbucks & Delta Airlines

Jun 1, 2018

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!


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USO Care Packages with Starbucks & Delta Airlines
Department Convention - Post Awards for Community Service, Membership, and Rehabilitation

Department Convention - Post Awards for Community Service, Membership, and Rehabilitation

Jul 21, 2018

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..

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Magnolia Summerfest Parade

Aug 4, 2018

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!


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Magnolia Summerfest Parade
University of Washington - Hometown Heroes

University of Washington - Hometown Heroes

Sep 25, 2018

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..

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Evergreen Washelli Cemetery - Big Group Cleanup

Oct 18, 2018

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..

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Evergreen Washelli Cemetery - Big Group Cleanup
Veterans Day Beer Release -

Veterans Day Beer Release - "Good Life, Good Fight" in honor of William C. Stacey

Nov 11, 2018

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.

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Seattle Seahawks: Salute to Service

Dec 11, 2018

The Mission Continues - Washington invited William C. Stacey Post 206 to participate in the Salute to Service football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings on December 11th, 2018. Many dual members once again participated in this event, being allowed to bring out the American flag during the start of the game, as well as during the National Anthem. Members were in representation, with Commander Jordan..

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Seattle Seahawks: Salute to Service
Post 206 joins The Mission Continues for a year-end celebration of service

Post 206 joins The Mission Continues for a year-end celebration of service

Dec 16, 2018

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,..

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7th Anniversary of William C. Stacey's Passing

Jan 31, 2019

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..

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7th Anniversary of William C. Stacey's Passing
Peer Caring Letters - Veteran Letter Writing Workshop

Peer Caring Letters - Veteran Letter Writing Workshop

Feb 16, 2019

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..

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Urban Family Brewing Co. Awards Post 206 With Veterans Day Check

Mar 10, 2019

Urban Family Brewing (UFB) worked with one of the William C. Stacey Post 206 co-founders to created the "Good Life, Good Fight" IPA, which was named for a mantra that Will Stacey had. This beer went towards fundraising and allowing the post to work towards volunteer efforts in the community. The event that was hosted in November was not just at UFB, but all around Seattle. Many businesses volunteered to donate their proceeds to the..

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Urban Family Brewing Co. Awards Post 206 With Veterans Day Check
Washington Governor's Volunteer Service Award & Mariner's Salute to Volunteers Ceremony

Washington Governor's Volunteer Service Award & Mariner's Salute to Volunteers Ceremony

Apr 12, 2019

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..

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2019-2020 Officers Elected!

May 7, 2019

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


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2019-2020 Officers Elected!
William C. Stacey Post 206 @ University of Washington Memorial Day 5K

William C. Stacey Post 206 @ University of Washington Memorial Day 5K

May 25, 2019

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.

 

Link: https://www.legion.org/honor/245730/seattle-area-post-leads-memorial-day-activities-campus

 

Legionnaire Adrienne Ashley pictured signing in participants for the 5K for Memorial Day.


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Post 206 & The Mission Continues: D-Day 75th Anniversary Beach Cleanup

Jun 8, 2019

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.


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Post 206 & The Mission Continues: D-Day 75th Anniversary Beach Cleanup
Coast Guard 13th District - Change of Command - Commander Houghton and Department Adjutant Horton

Coast Guard 13th District - Change of Command - Commander Houghton and Department Adjutant Horton

Jul 9, 2019

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..

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