Welcome to the Waymart Post 889's home page
Election of Officers
Post 889 will hold its election of officers during the regular
meeting June 9 at 7 pm.
All members are encourage to attend and help select the officers
who will lead the Post into another successful year. Nominees
for the officer positions include:
Commander - Paul Vansant;
First Vice Commander - Roy Hunter;
Second Vice Commander - Ken Swan;
Adjutant - Tom Carney;
Finance Officer - John Martzen;
Executive Committee At Large #1 - Don Ellsworth;
Executive Committee At Large #2 - Ed Ashman;
Executive Committee At Large #3 - George Waters;
Executive Committee At Large #4 - Bill Maycheck.
Members can vote by absentee ballot. All ballots must be received
by the Post by June 9. Absentee ballots are simply a letter indicating
the member's choices for each position. All write in candidates
must have at least two years service in the American Legion or
must have successfully completed the American Legion College
or Extension Program. Absentee ballots must include the voters
American Legion Membership Number, address and phone number.
Illegible ballots and those which cannot be verified will not
Absentee ballots can be sent by mail to Waymart American Legion,
PO Box 395, Waymart, PA 18472 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waymart Legion Selling Baseball Boosters
The Waymart American Legion is offering baseball booster stickers.
The static cling stickers will show your support for the Waymart
American Legion Baseball Team.The team is made of players from
the Western Wayne School District.
The American Legion Baseball program offers young players another
level of experience.Many graduates of the program have gone on
to play in the major leagues.
The baseball Booster stickers proudly displays your support in
your car window or the door to your business. To show your support
simply send a $10 donation for each sticker and a Stamped Self-Addressed
Envelope to Tom Renn, HC 60 Box 15, Lake Como, PA 18437. Make
checks payable to Waymart American League.
Family Support Network
A reminder to the families of servicemen and women everywhere,
the American Legion is there for you.If you need help and don't
no where to turn, the American Legion's Family Support Network
is there for you, whether it is help with chores or financial
aid. Call 1-800-504-4098 or go to Family
Support Network and you will be connected with a local Post
which can help. In Wayne County, contact Post 889 Adjutant Tom
Renn at 798-2021 or email email@example.com.
Blue Star Service Banner
Americans are showing their pride in the servicemen and women
and the Waymart American Legion is offering families a way to
show their pride in the loved ones serving in the Armed Forces
-- the Blue Star Service Banners.
The Waymart Legion is offering the banners to area families with
family members in the Armed Forces.
The Blue Star Service Banner first appeared during World War
I to recognize the service of our children during that war. It
was revived during War World II and hung in the windows of many
Wayne County homes. It can be seen Mrs. Ryan's home in the movie
Saving Private Ryan.
The American Legion is rekindling the tradition for our servicemen
and women allowing families to have a visible symbol of their
pride in family members serving in the military.
The Blue Star Service Banner features a white field with a blue
star sewn onto a red banner. A banner can have up to five stars,
signifying that five members of that family are currently serving
in the military. A gold star replaces the blue star if a family
member is killed.
The banners can be displayed by families who have a loved one
serving in the armed forces, included activated members of the
National Guard and Reserves, whether the family member is a son,
daughter, brother, sister, wife, husband, cousin, grandchild,
Families who would like a Blue Star Service Banner can email
The banners cost just $5.95 plus shipping and handling.
The Post has change the time for its regular meetings to 7
pm. Regular meetings will be still be held on the Second Thursday
of each month.
If you are not a member sign up today. If you are already a member,
join us and find out how you can help us conintue to grow and
to serve our Country, our Community and our Comrades.
Honor Guard Uniforms
It's not too late to order you're Honor Guard and
Parade Uniforms. The new white long sleeve shirt was the choice
and includes the shoulder rope and lapel emblems. All that costs
$54, but with the Post's help it will cost our members just $27.
With black or Navy blue pants this will become our parade and
Honor Guard uniform.
The shirt sizes run in sleeve lengths of 32/33, 34/35 and 36/37
and neck sizes of 16-16.5, 17-17.5, 18-18.5 and 19-19.5. They're
in the 2000 emblem sales catalog. (I'll have to get the page
number for you.) You can send your orders to the Post or bring
them to the next couple of meetings.
Post 889 is a member
of several Webrings.
Waymart Veterans Honor Roll
In the spirit of the Honor Rolls which appeared in
towns across the country during World War II, we'll be building
one in Waymart for all our veterans. We're now looking for all
Waymart area veterans, peace time and war time. Click
here to learn more. We've prepared a veteran's profile sheet
which will allows us to create a book of the personal history
of each veteran. The book when its finished will be kept at either
the Waymart Borough or the Gravity Railroad Museum as well as
the Legion Hall. This will allow anyone to research the history
of the veterans from the Waymart area.
American Legion members are reminded to pay up your
dues as soon as possible. The faster we reach our goals the stronger
we become and the better we can work to defend and improve benefits
If you're not a member and would like to join go to our Membership
page. Whether you're from the Waymart, PA area or another state,
you'll find out everything you'll need to join. If you still
have questions, email
us and we'll be glad to help. Are you currently serving in
the military? You can join today. Fight today to ensure your
There's lots of new stuff to see and read this week.
Enjoy and come back as often as you like.
Waymart American Legion Post 889 was formed in 1946
by returning veterans of World War II. The Post received its
charter in January 1947.
Its members have been serving Waymart, Pennsylvania,
and its surrounding communities for 53 years.
We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7
at the Post Home on Water Street in Waymart.