First African-American commander, and new officers to be installed at The American Legion, Post 22

The American Legion, Towson Post 22 will install officers for the 2018-2019 year on July 25, 2018, at 7 pm. Anita Stewart-Hammerer will become the second female commander, and the first African-American, in the post’s 95-year history after she is installed on the 25th. Post 22 is located at 125 York Road. Other officers being installed include First Vice–Mike Clair; Second Vice–Angela Phillips; Financial Secretary–Regina Simpson; Adjutant–Linda Bishop; Service Officer–Sonia Young; Asst. Chaplain- Vernon Crider; Sergeant-at-arms–Jeffery Whye; and Historian–John Butcher.

The American Legion, Post 22 is is deeply involved and committed to the community. each year, Post 22 is one of the “3 Big” sponsors of the Towsontowne Spring Festival and the 4th of July Parade – the Post also welcomes visitors for hot dogs and ice cream after the parade – free to the community. Flag Disposal Ceremonies are conducted open to the public; a “worn-out Flag” box is located outside the building for the community to deposit old and tattered Flags for a proper disposal.

Children & Youth and Americanism sends the members into the community each year seeking high school students to participate in The National High School Oratorical Contest, an essay/speech competition for scholarship funds, and The Boys/Girls State educational programs held during the Summer vacation for “hands on” experience on how our government works. Outstanding Police, Firefighter and EMS personnel are solicited, selected and forwarded for honors and awards in a state-wide competition

For more information, please contact Anita Stewart-Hammerer (410) 852-1039

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