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The History of Parkville Post 183
1960's

In 1960, that the original Post Colors were retired and replaced by new onesBill Kimel, the owner of the Emerald Tavern, was awarded an honorary membership for all his help in the initial growth of the Post and the Post sponsored baseball team won the MD State AL Baseball Championship at College Park.   The first Flag Disposal ceremony was held and in late 1961 construction started on a second level over the lounge. 1963 found Post Member Charles Michael, appointed to the National Staff.  On July 11, 1962 the unveiling of the new preamble, on the wall of the main hall and donated by Parkville Auxiliary Unit 183, took place.   In 1963 a Post Scholarship fund was setup and Laird Roeder was appointed as the first Post member to be elected as Alternate National Executive Committeeman.  In 1964 the first Blood Donor Day was held, 25 men signed up for a choral group, which became the Balladiers.  In 1965 the American Legion Preamble, on the Post wall of the main hall, was featured in the January edition of the American Legion magazine, the Post celebrated its 20th anniversary, voting machines, for the Post elections, were used for the first time and “Paid Up” mortgage papers were burned.  Also during this year the Post Honor Guard was formed along with the first Blood Drive

1966-1969 found expansion and renovations of the Post Home and parking lot and other major upgrades to the facility.  Numerous members were elected to various positions within the Department, District and County levels and many programs were still going strong, including Americanism, Children & Youth and Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation.

Lineage
1963
Preamble donated by Ladies Auxiliary.
1963
Cannon received from ship sunk by the Cruiser Baltimore in Manilla Bay.
1963
Past Commander's Club formed.
1964
1st "Blood Donor" day.
1965
The "Paid Up" Mortgage papers were placed in a helmet and destroyed.
1965
66 H. Laird Roeder elected as National Executive Committeeman

EVENTS

1st Annual George
Grossnickle Memorial
Bull & Oyster Roast

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