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

Post and Auxiliary Meetings

Next meeting –  September 13, 2022 at 7:00PM
Our meetings are in person and on Zoom
No meetings during July or August



July 8th & 9th


The Auxiliary is asking for donated items for their upcoing Rummage Sale fundraiser in July. View Rummage Sale Flyer

Family Comfort Pups
On June 21st our Post 19 Auxiliary delivered Family Comfort Pups to three facilities. 
To see the pictures Click Here

Luncheon June 18


Pictures taken at the Veterans and Caregivers of Veterans Luncheon on Saturday, June 18, at Fred Hancock Post 19.

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Café Vets

10:00AM to Noon

Next meeting July 21, 2022   (No Café Vets in December)

This is an informal time to meet and have fellowship with your fellow Legion members. Coffee and snacks. We meet the third Thursday of every month except December. 

Photos from the June 16 Café Vets and June 14 regular Post 19 meeting.  Click Here

Memorial Day 2022 – Post 19 Participation in Three Programs

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Our Post members and Auxiliary members participated in three Memorial Day activities this year. This is also the time of year when we distribute poppies. Attached is a picture of Kevin Rose, our Post Chaplain, wearing his Legion hat distributing poppies at Hing Hay Park in Seattle the day before Memorial Day during a special activity taking place. Also pictured is a Sea Chan one of our Post 19 members. (Click on the picture to enlarge)

Mario Tonda Recognized
Adjutant James Wilhoit presented a 75-Year Membership Certificate to Past Post Commander and WWII Navy veteran Mario Tonda on May 3, 2022. Next to Mario are fellow WWII Navy veteran Manny Phillips and Mario's brother Victor, and Korean War veteran, wearing the red and black jacket. Click on picture to enlarge

Richard Gray, member of Post 19, was recognized for his years of service as a police officer by the Renton Police Department as part of the Law and Order night on March 24th. Read the article


Good day Legionnaires... Well my hope for last year at this Ume was to be back in full swing of , and it happened! The Post resumed in person meetings, supplemented with Zoom, for anyone that can’t come to meetings, so you can still know what’s going on and have your voice heard. Welcome to our new members of the American Legion, I hope you are able to find some way to serve veterans in need and yourself. Poppy letters have been sent this year and there are stores that will let us give them out. Memorial Day activities are 0900 Senior Center, following at Mt Olivet for both our Post and the VFW, and at 1100 for Greenwood. Have not heard anything about Renton River Days for this summer. Take the Ume to look at the calendar to see what activities you would like to participate in. The Post has 2 social events each month. Café Vets the 3rd Thursday of every month, except December, 1000 - 1200. Come enjoy coffee, light snacks, 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 until that month. 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, con- sider the Post Hall. All donations are going to our Children’s Fund. Lastly, our law and order night wasn’t attended very well by the Post. Disappointing to the three of us that were there. The Police Dept. filled up the tables and a City Council member came. If you don’t participate in anything else all year this is the one that you should. Please consider joining the Honor Guard if you are able, even a once a month commitment helps.
Be Safe,
Patty Hurst Reese,

ADJUTANT’S DESK  –  James Wilhoit


If you haven’t renewed yet, please do so, preferably online at The newsletter’s been going out to members up to two years expired. I’ll purge the list prior to the July edition. Please get paid up if you want to stay on our distribution list.

Post 19 Honor Guard 

American Legion Post 19 Legionnaires, the Post’s Tahoma National Cemetery Honor Guard is always in need of members who can spare a couple of Tuesdays each month to join us and remember our comrades. It is an honor to participate. If interested please contact fellow member Jerry Livingston


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 including 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 have 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.