What started out as an inspirational idea, with nothing more than good intentions and optimistic hopes, has become an illustrious reality! This is of course the formation of American Legion Edward F. Ucinski Sr. Post 302, which has become the recipe for success and the catalyst for prosperity.
From the initial temporary chartering process, to the final permanent charter acceptance, Post 302 has had a year of one success story after another. Despite the pandemic, the post has continued to move forward and kept the momentum going. When the critics said that a post like this would never fly, Post 302 took off and soared!
Membership has been over 200 percent both fiscal years. The post was proclaimed the POW-MIA Memorial Post by the St. Louis County Council and the organization now supports programs in the community. This includes sponsorship of one of the first all-female Scout BSA troops, food drives and the American Legion School Award Medallion program. Recently, the post was recognized by elected state officials from the great state of Missouri. What an outstanding first year and Post 302 promises more to come!