Yorktown Post #1009
Past Awards and Recognition
Year
Received From
For
View?
1931
    National American Legion Auxiliary
    National Citation
(Yes)
1931
    National American Legion
    Charter Membership Roll
(Yes)
1931
    National American Legion Auxiliary
    National Citation
(Yes)
1931
    NYS American Legion Auxiliary
    Citation
(Yes)
1931
    National American Legion
    Post Charter
(Yes)
1932
    National American Legion Auxiliary
    National Citation
(Yes)
1936
    National American Legion
    Certificate of Meritorious
    Service
(Yes)
1977
    US Army Recruiting District
    Certificate of Appreciation
(Yes)
1978
    Westchester County Bd of
    Legislators
    Proclamation
(Yes)
1988
    USS Arizona
    Presentation of Flag Flown
    Over USS Arizona
(Yes)
1992
    Westchester County Bd of
    Legislators
    Proclamation
(Yes)
1993
    Department of Defense
    WWII 50th Anniversary
    Commemoration Certificate
(Yes)
1993
    Town of Yorktown
    POW/MIA Recognition Day
(Yes)
1995
    Yorktown Athletic Club
    World Series Baseball
    Champion - Sponsor Award
(Yes)
2000
    Cub Scout Pack #251
    Appreciation Award
(Yes)
2001
    Cub Scout Pack #251
    Appreciation Award
(Yes)
2002
    Cub Scout Pack #251
    Appreciation Award
(Yes)
2003
    Department of Defense
    Korean War 50th Anniversary
    Commemoration Certificate
(Yes)
2004
    Yorktown Historical Society
    Appreciation Award
(Yes)
2007
    Westchester County American Legion
    Membership Award
(Yes)
2009
    Westchester County American Legion
    Membership Award
(Yes)
2011
    Westchester County American Legion
    Rehabilitation Award
(Yes)
2012
    National American Legion
    National Commander's
    Certificate of Appreciation
(Yes)
2014
    Westchester County American Legion
    Children & Youth Award
(Yes)
2015
    NYS American Legion
    Membership Citation
(Yes)
2015
    National American Legion
    National Commander's
    Certificate of Appreciation
(Yes)
2016
    Westchester County American Legion
    Membership Award
(Yes)
2017
    Rep. Nita Lowey - US Congress
    Memorial Day Proclamation
(Yes)
2017
    NYS American Legion
    Legion Birthday Membership
    Citation
(Yes)
2017
    National American Legion
    National Commander's
    Certificate of Appreciation
(Yes)
2017
    Salem Hills Rehabilitation and
    Healthcare
    Veteran's Day Certificate of
    Appreciation
(Yes)
2017
    Westchester County American Legion
    County Commander's - Most
    Outstanding Post Award
(Yes)
2018
    Rep. Nita Lowey - US Congress
    Memorial Day Proclamation
(Yes)
2018
    Salem Hills Rehabilitation and
    Healthcare
    Veteran's Day Certificate of
    Appreciation
(Yes)
2018
    Westchester County American Legion
    Membership Award
(Yes)
2018
    Town of Yorktown
    Veteran's Day Proclamation
(Yes)
2019
    Westchester County American Legion
    Membership Award
(Yes)
2019
    Town of Yorktown
    Memorial Day Proclamation
(Yes)
 
   
 
             Our Yorktown American Legion Post #1009 has been functioning since 1928.  In all
    those years we have accumulated a lot of awards and momentos and only a few Post
    members have ever seen them.  No, its not that you have to be one of the 'favored' to gain
    access to the trophy room.  It's actually that you have to go into our musty, cob-webbed,
    basement during the dry season and wipe the dust and crud buildup off of the awards.  
    The awards have been stored down there because we simply don't have the display room
    to show everything off in the Post Hall.  We have chosen to keep the Hall and lobby of the
    Post clear of most of this stuff to make it more attractive to people who wish to come in
    and rent our Post Hall which financially supports the Post and its mission.  While it is
    nice to have trophies and plaques all over the Hall - it is a lot easier to clean and maintain
    our Hall with clear walls.
             In an effort to safeguard the history of our Post we have scanned and photographed
    the awards and have them on 'display' here for anyone to appreciate.