Walter B. Hill American Legion Post 76 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 76
Walter B. Hill American Legion Post 76 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 76

Welcome!

The Walter B. Hill American Legion Post 76 and Auxiliary Unit 76 would like to introduce ourselves to you and give you information of why we do what we do.

We are a group of American Military Veterans who have served during war-time. The Auxiliary is the assistant and support of the Legion being spouses and children of the veterans who belong in the Legion or of those family members who served during war-time and have passed.

Our Legion Post is proud to sponsor many community groups and events including:

  • The oldest Boy Scout troop in the county, Troop #29 and Explorers
  • The American Legion Baseball Teams, which consists of athletes across Stanly County
  • The Stanly County American Legion Agricultural Fair, (which is run completely by the American Legion and other community volunteers.)


The Walter B. Hill American Legion Post 76 and Auxiliary Unit 76 would liketo introduce ourselves to you and give you information of why we do what we do.We are a group of American Military Veterans who have served during war-time.The Auxiliary is the assistant and support of the Legion being spouses andchildren of the veterans who belong in the Legion or of those family memberswho served during war-time and have passed.

Our Legion Post is proud to sponsor manycommunity groups and events including:

The oldest Boy Scout troop in the county, Troop#29 and Explorers,

The American Legion Baseball Teams, whichconsists of athletes across Stanly County and the Stanly County American Legion AgriculturalFair, (which is run completely by the American Legion and other community volunteers.)

The members of the The American Legion Post 76 and its auxiliary arevolunteers themselves and not only volunteering at the fair, but also foroperating the events and fundraisers such as baseball team, community yardsales, Turkey Shoot, Horse shows, Chicken judging and annual Barbecue.

The funds we raise are then put back into the community, by assistingveterans and their families, offering scholarship opportunities, andeducational programs. The Stanly County Fair is the largest fund raiser of theAmerican Legion Post 76. 

The Five Pillars of the American Legion

AMERICANISM
Baseball
Boys State / Nation
Citizenship
Flag Advocacy
Flag Etiquette
Get Out the Vote
Junior Shooting Sports
Oratorical Contest
Scholarships
Scouting
Junior Law Cadet
Youth Programs Alumni



CHILDREN & YOUTH
Child Welfare Foundation
Family Assistance
Scholarships
Youth Support



NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS
Junior ROTC
National Security & Foreign Relations
Operation Comfort Warriors
POW/MIA
Troop Support

VETERANS AFFAIRS & REHABILITATION
Benefits Center
Career Center
Education Center
Health Center
Homelessness
Service Officers
Suicide Prevention
System Worth Saving
Veteran Services
Women Veterans



COMMUNITY SERVICE
American Legion Auxiliary
Family Support Network
Financial Assistance
Financial Center
Heroes to Hometowns
Legion Riders
Legiontown USA
Legislative Action Center
Media
National Emergency Fund
Sons of The American Legion
Volunteering

Our People

Meet Our People!

From left to right:

Danny Becker, Historian, Perry Furr, 2nd Vice-Cmdr, Ed Newman, 1st Vice-Cmdr, Denzil Hibbs, Sgt-of-Arms, Cal Massingale, Commander
Keith Whitley, Finance Officer, Doug Petersen, Chaplain, Jackie Barbee, Adjutant

Meet Our People!

From left to right:

Pattie Huneycutt - President, Karen McDowall - 1st Vice President, Donna Huneycutt - 2nd Vice President, Elaine Hibbs - Chaplain, Heather Britt – Treasurer, Doris Shaver – Secretary, Susan Furr - Sgt. of Arms

Post 76 Legion Baseball

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The National Center for PTSD, US Department of Veterans Affairs has outlined some steps that may be helpful.

Educate yourself:The National Center has a wealth of materials, including an explanation of what it is, symptoms, and treatment options. Of note is a guide for family and friends and a video about appropriate treatments.

Communicate: Be supportive and re-assuring that PTSD does not define him/her as a person.

Show support: The National Center suggests strategies for showing support such as accompanying the family member to appointments, tracking medications, and allowing him/her to learn how to handle symptoms associated with PTSD.

Encourage treatment:Talk with the family member about seeking evidence-based treatment. Some people will resist treatment but may be amenable to medications. Medications work best in tandem with evidence-based treatment.

Additional resources:The National Center offers Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), which is a free, web-based, self-paced course including strategies and resources. The VA offers a toll-free telephone service,1-888-823-7458, for family members called Coaching into Care,which assists family members learn how to help their Veteran.
How To Help a Family Member With PTSD
AMERICAN LEGION POST 76

JANUARY 14, 2019, MONDAY, 6:00 PM
STANLY COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS
"THE OLD GUARD"
THIRD UNITED STATES INFANTRY REGIMENT
MAINTAINS A 24-HOUR VIGIL AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

The sentry takes 21 steps past the final resting places of the Unknown Soldiers rendering the same honor that a domestic or foreign dignitary would receive with a 21 gun salute.

After completing 21 steps, the sentinel makes a crisp 90 degree turn to face east for 21 seconds. The sentinel then turns a sharp 90 degrees again to face north for 21 seconds. A crisp "shoulder-arms" movement places the rifle on the shoulder nearest the visitors to signify that the sentinel stands between the tomb and any threat. After the moment, the sentinel paces 21 steps north, turns and repeats the process.

The sentry’s gloves are moistened to prevent losing their grip on the rifle.

Tomb guards are changed every thirty minutes between 8 AM and 7 PM from April 1 through September 30, and every hour between 8 AM to 5 PM the rest of the year. At all other times the guard is changed every two hours.
TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 742
24302 South Business 52 
Albemarle, NC  28002

TEL: 704 983 2913