Thank You Sons of the American Legion (Post 228)

We would like to take a moment to show our appreciation for the Sons of the American Legion (Post 228)

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. Sons of the American Legion members include men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War 1 into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Since their charter, March 21st, 1947, their post (Sgt. Preston Ashley American Legion Post 228) has been welcoming Veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces. Today, they continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country and also all members of the Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and Riders. The American Legion’s mission is to implement the goals, dreams, aspirations, peace, and blessings, for our Country, Community, friends, and families.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives. Please help them to continue to support our community by supporting the Legion Family events.

Sgt. Preston Ashley was born in 1919 on the Ashley family farm in Piney Neck. He was one of 10 children of Joseph Columbus Ashley and Augusta (Miss Gussie) Crouch Ashley. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, Engineer Company 427, at age 19 in 1938. He served in England, Northern Ireland, the seaport of Oran, Algeria, and North Africa. On May 10, 1943, Sergeant Ashley was wounded in battle and died at age 23 at the 1st Mobile British Military Hospital in Sousse, Tunisia, North Africa. He was laid to rest in the North Africa American Cemetery. A bronze marker was erected at the Ashley family plot at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Rock Hall. American Legion Post No. 228, founded in 1947, is proudly named after Sgt. Preston Ashley.

For more information, please call (410) 639-7081 or visit their website… Thanks again Sons of the American Legion (Post 228), we are grateful for your PLATINUM contribution!