Moore’s Legion Commander, Mike Devenitch is asking all vets to stop in for a free hot dog! The Moore American Legion Post 184 Richard Harrison Memorial Post will be holding an open house with FREE HOT DOG for veterans on March 12th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chartered on April 17th, 1947 and has been in Moore for nearly 69 years. Formed after World War II Moore has grown and it’s an exciting time to live here! The post has just over 200 members and looking for find more. Current members have served from the Korean conflict, Vietnam War, WWII and even Afghanistan. Mr. Devenitch said, “We are always looking for new members to get involved and helping out community. Sometime vets are too busy raising a family and the kids are gone. It is the perfect time to get involved” The Moore post hosts a programs with the VFW on Memorial Day and Veterans Day each year for the community in Veterans Park located at 4th Street and Bryant.
The post holds its meetings always the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Long time Adjutant/Finance Officer Bobby Onspaugh said “I encourage our members and vets to arrive at 6:30 and chat before the meeting.” Mr. Onspaugh has handled the funds of the post for 15 years. If you are a veteran and have served in time of war, you are qualified to be a member. In fact, if you served a day since August 2nd, 1990 to today you are eligible.
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 servicemembers and veterans.
The post is located just one block north of the Moore Library at 207 SW 1st Street in Moore. If you have questions, please leave us a message at 794-5446 and we will get back to you.