July 2017 Business in the Spotlight

Ontario American Legion Post #67
PO Box 374 / 25 NW 8th St, Ontario, OR 97914

Ontario American Legion Post 67 is proud to a member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and a pillar organization of Ontario.

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

This past year the post provided financial assistance to several veterans in need. We organize the annual Veterans Day Parade as well as conducting services at Evergreen Cemetery and Sunset Cemetery on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. We sponsor the Ontario American Legion Baseball Program, we also sponsor a Cub Scout troop. We provided military honors for a Civil War, Medal of Honor recipient who was laid to rest at the Jordan Valley Cemetery. The post participated in a Flag Day ceremony held at the Ontario ELKS Lodge. We provide a safe place for children to Trick or Treat at the Veterans Hall on Halloween. We make donations to The Boys and Girls Club, Citizens on Patrol, Help them to Hope, Project Dove, Ontario Fire Department, Ontario Police Department, Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, The Ontario High School Drama Club, and the Alameda Elementary School after school & weekend underprivileged kids program. We will be making a donation to support the New Hope Kitchen.

We were proud and honored to have Medal of Honor recipient, Captain Arthur J. Jackson, US Army Reserve (Retired), and first and foremost a Marine, as a member of our post.  Art who single handedly destroyed a dozen enemy pillboxes and killed 50 Japanese soldiers during a fierce battle on the Pacific island of Peleliu passed away on June 14th at the Boise VA Medical Center. Art lived in Boise.  February a year ago, Idaho Governor Butch Otter, proclaimed February 25th as Arthur J. Jackson Day 2016.

We are conducting our major fundraiser of the year.  We are raffling off a Henry Lever Action Rifle chambered in 357 Magnum/38 Special, along with 2 grocery cards.  Contact Bill Thomson for tickets at 541-889-6344.  Proceeds from this fundraiser makes it possible for us to help veterans in need and make donations to our community partners.

Drop by for a cup of coffee and a doughnut every Wednesday from 8:00-11:00 at the Veterans Hall.

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