Lloyd H. Green Post History
Lloyd H. Green, Post 147, of Northville, MI. was founded on August 10,1920. The post is named after a young communications courier that was the only Northville resident casualty of the Great War. (WWI) The charter members and a growing membership met at various locations including facilities owned by Henry Ford. They wanted to establish a "Memorial Hall" that would be dedicated to assisting returning veterans and also serve as a community center. The Neal property, including a 2-story clapboard residence was purchased and a post fund raising campaign started in 1942. Two years later, $20,000 was raised to start the building renovation project. The existing structure was rotated, a basement was added and the entire building was covered with brick. The lower level was used for a lounge and kitchen facility, the first floor for event gatherings and the second floor was used as a temporary barracks apartment for returning or recovering veterans of WWII and Korea. For many years, the American Legion post has served as a social center for the community and remains so today, dedicated to the fundamental principals of service, justice, freedom and democracy.
A Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Post 147 was formed on October 30,1925. The Legion has every reason to be proud of its Auxiliary. Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to co-operate in every Legion activity.
A Sons of the Legion for American Legion Post 147 was formed on Janurary 26,1961. The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Sons of Legion unit, which gained statewide recognition because of its programs of service.
MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Northville/Novi 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.
Registration Of Graves
Since it's inception American Legion Post 147 has been a leader in this community in the area of graves registration; which has been incorporated by all the American Legion Posts in Wayne County. Grave Registration enables all interested parties to locate the site of the grave of each Veteran. American Legion Post 147 provides interment at the Northville and Novi Cemeteries and the Post has plots and headstones available at no charge.
Scholarships and Community Projects
American LegionPost 147 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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