Veterans

American Legion Post 926 Recruitment

2017-07-11T15:06:40-04:00

The American Legion Post 926 of Aston, Pa is a part of America's largest veteran's service organization. The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership. The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves [...]

American Legion Post 926 Recruitment2017-07-11T15:06:40-04:00

In Remembrance: Aston Commemorates Memorial Day

2016-06-03T15:01:31-04:00

photo by: Loretta Rodgers Aston residents exhibited their spirit of patriotism by participating in and attending Memorial Day observances. Due to the threat of rain, American Legion Post #926 canceled its annual parade, however, the post proceeded with a well attended, indoor ceremony in honor of those who made  the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. […]

In Remembrance: Aston Commemorates Memorial Day2016-06-03T15:01:31-04:00

Casey Berardi Recognized for Achieving Eagle Scout Designation

2016-03-28T16:14:26-04:00

Eagle Scout Casey Berardi is congratulated by his mother, Lee Berardi, Scout Leader Glen Clark and Aston Commissioner's President Jim Stigale. Photo by Loretta Rodgers Aston resident Casey Berardi was recently presented a proclamation by Aston Commissioner's President Jim Stigale for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Casey, the son of Charles and Leslie Berardi, is a 2014 graduate of Sun Valley High School and is currently attending Warren Wilson College in North Carolina where he is studying political science and global studies with a minor in Spanish. For his Eagle Scout project, Casey, a member of Scout Troop [...]

Casey Berardi Recognized for Achieving Eagle Scout Designation2016-03-28T16:14:26-04:00

Aston Township Commemorates September 11, 2001 with Solemn Ceremony

2014-09-12T08:26:56-04:00

By Loretta Rodgers Patriot’s Day 2014 The Aston Township community gathered Sept. 11 at the Memorial Gardens at Five Points to honor and remember those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Hosted by Township Boy Scout Troops 225 and 292, Girl Scout Troop 57075 and members of American Legion Post #926, the program included speeches, dedication of a wreath, readings, and memorials. Master and mistress of ceremonies, scouts Rachael McCullough and Matthew Gane eloquently presented speakers which included Aston Commissioners Mike Higgins and Carol Graham; Bill Dondero representing U.S. Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-7); Kevin [...]

Aston Township Commemorates September 11, 2001 with Solemn Ceremony2014-09-12T08:26:56-04:00

Solemn Ceremony Held for Burning of American Flags in Aston

2014-07-09T18:47:35-04:00

Flag Retirement Ceremony by Loretta Rodgers More than 50 people attended a solemn American flag burning ceremony which took place June 14 at the Green Ridge Fire House. Organized by Mike Kane, Squad Commander of the Sons of the American Legion #926 and Cub Scout Pack #77 Committee Chairman Ed Gane, the event included opening remarks by Kane and Commander Cy Yost of American Legion Post #926. […]

Solemn Ceremony Held for Burning of American Flags in Aston2014-07-09T18:47:35-04:00

McKelvey Named “Chevalier” – French Legion of Honor

2014-07-01T14:49:23-04:00

by Loretta Rodgers Aston Commissioners Present Proclamation to Township Resident James L. McKelvey for Being Named Named “Chevalier” of the French Legion of Honor James L. McKelvey with Spouse, Dot McKelvey (L), 4th Ward Commissioner, Jon Firlein (R) Aston Commissioners presented a proclamation to township resident James McKelvey, who was named a “Chevalier” of the Legion of Honor; the highest distinction bestowed on U.S. soldiers who fought at Normandy, Provence/Southern France or Northern France. […]

McKelvey Named “Chevalier” – French Legion of Honor2014-07-01T14:49:23-04:00

Aston Residents Pens Letter that Leads to Congressional Medal of Honor for Fellow Soldier

2014-07-01T14:50:50-04:00

John “Mac” MacFarland by Loretta Rodgers Aston resident John “Mac” MacFarland fought back tears as President Barack Obama recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to 24 U.S. soldiers who fought in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Of the 24 individuals recognized with this country’s highest award for valor in action, only three are still living. And when one of the three, Sgt. Santiago Jesse Erevia, proudly accepted his medal, MacFarland was finally able to put his greatest demon to rest. […]

Aston Residents Pens Letter that Leads to Congressional Medal of Honor for Fellow Soldier2014-07-01T14:50:50-04:00