In Memoriam: Honor your loved ones

The American Legion’s new Honor & Remembrance web page is dedicated to honoring and remembering those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Readers are encouraged to submit stories and photos to help the web page build a collection of material on family legacies, military service, community memorials and more.

The American Legion also wants to honor veterans and Legion Family members who have passed on. Families are encouraged to submit obituaries by going to the Honor & Remembrance page and clicking on “In Memoriam.” Once you fill in the deceased’s name, the obituary and upload a photo (optional), just hit the save button. There is no word limit for the obituaries.

Additionally, those who knew the deceased are encouraged to leave their condolences in the comments section of the obituary.
The In Memoriam feature can be used free of charge.

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  1. Charles S. Baxter We, as friends and members of the Army Security Agency and fellow 98J's with Steve, want to pay a lasting tribute of respect to our departed comrade. When the call of our country was heard, comrade Baxter answered; self was forgotten in the cause of the greater good. As a brave man, he marched away with the abiding faith in God, his country and his flag. The red of our country’s flag was made redder by his heroism; the white more stainlessly pure by the motives by which impelled him; and, in the starry field of our nation’s glorious banner, the blue has been glorified by the service he has given for American ideals. “O God, Father of us all, we here extend these final earthly tributes to our beloved comrade. Accept our prayers on behalf of the soul of Thy servant departed. Welcome him to Thy house to rest in peace. Look with mercy upon the loved ones bereaved by his passing. Comfort and console them through Thine own tenderness. These things we ask humbly in Thy name.” Amen.
  2. Charles Steven Baxter Date: February 4th, 1947 - May 13th, 2013 Obituary: The family and friends of Charles Steven Baxter, 66 of Bristow, VA, invite you to a memorial service on Saturday, May 18 at 12:30pm at Baker-Post Funeral Home, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas. The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 11am-12:30pm. Mr. Baxter died on Monday, May 13, 2013. Born February 4, 1947 in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Dr. J.R. Baxter and Mrs. Sara Baxter. He attended the University of Tennessee and served in the United States Army Security Agency. He retired after working for the federal government. He’s survived by his wife, Helen of 35 years; his daughters, Jennifer Baxter Butler of Huntington Beach, CA and Nicolette Watkins (Darren Harris) of Manassas; sister, Susanne Baxter (Kelly Dasher) of Augusta, GA; brother-in-law, George Braun of St. Louis, MO; 5 grandchildren: Taylor, Keith, Kristen, Alexis and David; nephews: David (Chaunte’) Turner, Stephen Turner, Matthew Braun and many ASA comrades.
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