Fred Hancock Post 19, Renton, WA
Fred Hancock Post 19, Renton, WA

Post and Auxiliary Meetings

Next meeting of Post 19  –  May 11, 2021 at 7:00PM
Our meetings are in person and on Zoom. 



We do a flag disposal ceremony every Flag Day June 14th. You can bring the flags any time to our Post Hall, 3224 NE 12th Street in the Renton Highlands, just below the water tower. If no one is there you can just leave them in a bag by the door.


We meet the third Thursday of every month except December

March Café Vets

Next meeting May 20

10:00am to Noon

This is an invormal time to meet and have fellowship with 

your fellow Legion members. Coffee and snacks.


Scholarship Offered

My name is Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kirkland (U.S. Army, Retired). I am a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. I am reaching out to you to see if you can post to your website an annual scholarship we are sponsoring for a student who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is now a full time student. The award is for $1000.
It is named in honor of Captain James Ahn who died in a tragic parachuting accident while with his unit in Washington State in 2015. The following is the link to the website:  CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship. I was James’ Army ROTC Professor of Military Science when he was a cadet at the University of California Riverside.
Thanks so much for your help with letting your members know about this scholarship.
LTC Rob Kirklan    

The American Legion Auxiliary's Girls State is a weeklong experiential summer leadership and citizenship program for high school juniors which focuses on exploring the mechanics of American government at the local, state and national level.
There is a program for boys and girls sponsored by The American Legion (TAL) and the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) respectively. To learn more click the Girls State logo.

To apply for Girls or Boys State click here

Post 19 Honor Guard Recognized for Their Service – 2020

Read the complete story.   Click here

Donation Given

King County gave Post 19 a $2,500 grant to be used to support veterans programs. On Saturday, December 19, we donated the money to The Hitching Rail Wellness Center & Retreat in Renton. Their purpose is "A place where Veterans, First Responders, and families can come to heal physically and mentally. Therapeutic riding has many benefits to the mind and body. Horses, like many service animals, provide comfort and support and are not judgmental to whatever disability a person is suffering from."

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$2,500 Grant Given to Post 19

On Thursday, November 5, 2020 the King County Council District 9 gave a grant of $2,500 to Fred Hancock Post 19 meant to support veterans programs. Council Member Regan Dunn made the presentation.

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Post 19 Honor Guard 

Our Honor Guard serves at Tahoma National Cemetery each month. We conduct interment services. We are looking for more volunteers. Are you interested and would like more information with no obligation? Contact John King:  ‭(425) 432-0631‬

Commander Reese remembering

Past Commander Bruce Welder

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Past Commanders/Past Presidents Luncheon – Postponed


Law and Order Night – Postponed



Good day Legionnaires...Happy Spring! with all the rain. Our membership contest resulted with two members using their gift cards and the other two were donated. I purchased 4 - $25 gift cards to Subway and gave them to the single vets at the vet housing in downtown Renton. I started up Café Vets again the 3rd Thursday of every month, except December 1000-1200, because of Covid the hours were changed [see ADJUTANT’S DESK]. Come enjoy coffee, light snacks or bring your own, and great conversation. And towards the end of the month there is a potluck dinner or dining out, sometimes we don’t know where we are going Ull that month, this will start up again someday. You don’t have to come to the Post meetings to participate in the social events. If you have any ideas what we can do socially please contact me. There is a hall usage policy in place, if you need space for no greater than 80 people, consider the Post Hall. All donations are going to our Children’s Fund. We are requesting you follow Covid guidelines. “National Vietnam War Veterans Day: Of special significance, three years ago President Trump signed into law the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing a National Vietnam War Veterans Day that will be celebrated every March 29, in perpetuity.” Again because of Covid we won’t be able to have any type of program for our own Vietnam Vets. And lastly I’d like to thank 2 new members to our Post for joining the Honor Guard, John Roten and Jerry Livingston. Still looking for more members, so some of our older members can retire from this commitment.


Happy 2021, it has to be better than 2020!


Patty Hurst Reese - Commander



As Commander Pahy notes, we’re starUng to have some live events again. However, there will not be a March Café Vets due to absence of key people. The Café will resume April 18th. We’ve reached 94.44% on membership re- newal. Shooting for 100!


James Wilhoit


Our Post sponsors four scouting units: Boy Scout Troop 498 (40 youths), Cub Scout Pack 468 (30 youths), and Venture Crew 498 (10 youths). The Venture group just started in 2017 and is made up of both boys and girls, and they meet at the Post on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. If you’d like to get involved with the Scouts, contact Scouting Chair Tom Mechler, 425-255-0922, 

Boy Scouts sexual abuse claims information.

The Post has Medical Support Equipment includ- ing Wheel Chairs, Walkers, Crutches and Shower Chairs. Any member can borrow any of these. items at no cost just by contacting the Chaplain or the Adjutant and showing their Membership card at the time of pick up.

We still need a couple more legionnaires to volunteer for the Honor Guard at the National Cemetery. We go there on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesdays of each month. The Post supplies some clothing. Call John King at 425-432-0631 for more information.