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133 Centre Avenue, Topton, PA

Ray A. Master Post 217

POST HISTORY(continued)

Affiliated Organizations

A Women's Auxiliary of Ray A. Master Post 217 was formed on

Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to cooperate in every Legion activity.


MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Topton area, the graves of every veteran of any of the wars of the country are decorated on this National Holiday.

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 Topton. An important tradition was established when the Post led 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.

REGISTRATION OF GRAVES, since its inception Post 217 has been a leader in this County in the area of graves registration, which has been incorporated by all the American Legion Posts in Berks County, PA. Grave Registration enables all interested parties to locate the site of the grave of each veteran. Post 217 acquired a memorial burial lot opposite the post in Topton and this has been marked by the erection of a monument marking it as the burial lot for service men. Each year the post places a flag on each veteran's grave.


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