MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout New Braunfels the grave of every veteran of any of the wars of the country are decorated on this National Holiday. Today, this tradition is being carried on. If one might attempt to prophecy, in an historical account, New Braunfels's veteran organizations will carry on this tradition to its last man to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead.
ARMISTICE DAY, now called VETERANS' DAY, originally marked the end of fighting in World War One. It is an important holiday on the calendar of Legionnaires everywhere and in the hearts of all veterans. It has been in Batavia. Annually the Post sponsored the Armistice Day Parade. An important tradition was established when the Post led in the memorial exercises at 11 o'clock on the morning of November 11, marking the exact hour of the cessation of hostility on the war fronts. Today, Legion Post 179 solemnly observes this tradition.
REGISTRATION OF GRAVES Since its inception Legion Post 179 has been a leader in this County in the area of graves registration, which has been incorporated by all the American Legion Posts in Comal County. Grave Registration enables all interested parties to locate the site of the grave of each veteran. Batavia Post 504 acquired a burial lot in West Batavia Cemetery and this has been marked by the erection of a massive monument marking it as the burial lot for service men without kin. Each year, together with the VFW, active members of both organizations place a flag on each veteran's grave.
SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS Walton F. Hoffman Memorial Post 179 Sponsors various scholarships for the further education of our children. We also sponsor and financially assist many worthy community projects and programs initiated by the National American Legion.
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