Two years after Fairview’s Post 742 of the American Legion was chartered an Auxiliary was formed.  The next month (June 5, 1947), 75 members were initiated into the organization.

Not only did the organization “participate in and contribute to the accomplishments of the aims and purpose of the American Legion,” they had many projects of their own.  These included “contributions and parties” given to the VA Hospital and the Soldiers and Sailors Home,  associated State and National projects, as well as to Junior League Baseball, the Keystone Girls’ Camp and sponsorship of a boy at Scotland School.

(Scotland School was founded in 1895 for children of Pennsylvania’s veterans.  It was highly regarded, but due to state budget cuts, the 185-acre campus was closed in 2009.)

In 1967, of the 75 charter members, 25 remained and were honored with citations for 20 years of service.

The year of the Borough’s Centennial, 1968, the organization added the task of sending care packages to Fairview’s soldiers serving in war zones.

Since then their projects also include contributing to the veterans at Pleasant Ridge Manor, Christmas parties for the children of members, and more.

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