This American Legion Post 200 was formed and received the Charter on October 20, 1920 making it one of the oldest continuous Posts in California. The Post, over the years, occupied several buildings in City of Lake Elsinore to include facilities off Main Street and the building now occupied by Mountain View Small Hospital on Diamond Drive. The current occupied facilities was donated in 1994.
The Post is named after Lynn Mort who served in World War I as a Lieutenant in the United States Army Signal Corps, stationed in France. He came from a family with an extensive military background to include a Great-Grandfather (aged 53 at the time) along with four of his sons, fought in the Union Army during the Civil War; several were wounded, but all survived. Prior to the war, Lynn Mort was a Superintendent for Southern Sierras Power Co. (formally known as Elsinore Light & Power Company) assigned to the Lake Elsinore office. He was responsible for work crews installing and extending electrical lines to the surrounding communities to include Perris, Temecula, Fallbrook and Oceanside.
A Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Post 200 was formed on May 20, 1925. The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Auxiliary. Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to co-operate in every Legion activity.
A Sons of the Legion for American Legion Post 200 was formed on December 4 1978. The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Sons of Legion unit, which gained statewide recognition because of it's programs of service.
A American Legion Riders of American Legion Post 200 was formed on July 30, 2011
MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the community, the goal of every Veteran to it's last man is to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead of all of the wars of the country; and all graves are decorated on this National Holiday.
ARMISTICE DAY, now called VETERANS' DAY, originally marked the end of fighting in World War I. It is an important holiday on the calendar of Legionnaires everywhere and in the hearts of all Veterans. An important tradition was established nationwide 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 it's inception American Legion Post 200 has been a leader in this community in the area of graves registration; which has been incorporated by all the American Legion Posts in Riverside County. Grave Registration enables all interested parties to locate the site of the grave of each Veteran. Each year, active members place a flag on each Veteran's grave in Lake Elsinore Cemetary.
Scholarships and Community Projects
American Legion Post 200 sponsors various scholarships for the further education of our children. We also sponsor and financially assist many worthy community projects and programs initiated by the National American Legion.
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