Flag Day Ceremonies
Post 227 usually has a role to play at several locations where Veterans Day is recognized and celebrated.
Beckman High: Each year we are invited to present The Colors at their tribute to Veterans through the patriotic music played by the school’s famous orchestra directed by Jim Kolias. A large crowd witnesses all veterans presented with a rose and each one tells the audience the years and branch of their service.
Tustin Senior Center: At a luncheon near Veterans Day the Senior Center invites Post 227 to present The Colors and usually provides the audience with a program honoring veterans plus a display of all the service flags.
The Groves: On Veterans Day, The Groves in Irvine, has a full evening program devoted to honoring veterans with speakers, videos and singing. Post 227 presents The Colors.
Street Sign Memorial Dedications
We gather each summer at the picnic area of The Groves in Irvine. Many of our members reside at The Groves and this is both convenient and great location for a picnic. A big reason to join an American Legion Post is for camaraderie and the common bond when veterans get together. This is also a chance for the spouses to meet the other spouses in a fun informal way. The Post provides hamburgers and hot dogs but the rest is brought by all to share. Children and grandchildren are welcome!