Following World War I, the American Legion was born in Paris, France, during March of 1919. The primary purpose of the Legion, then and now, was to advocate for veterans. In May, 1919, the organization relocated to St. Louis, Missouri and has grown into the world's largest veteran organization.
Cpl Robert Vincent McMaugh, U.S. Marine Corps
Post 10 is named for Manassas native son Robert "Bobby" Vincent McMaugh. Robert was a member of the Marine Security Guard (MSG) at the United States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon on April 18, 1983. He was manning Post 1 when the embassy was attacked by terrorists driving an explosive-loaded van. He lost his life along with 16 other Americans and dozens of Lebanese citizens to the resulting explosion.
A display honoring Bobby is in the Post trophy case which is located in the main entrance of Post 10.
Post 10 was formerly chartered by National on 12 JUN 1986. For the early years Post 10 met in the chartered members homes, then in a store located in Manassas Park, then rented space on Center Street [near Virginia Arms], and finally when we were financially able obtain a mortgage at our present Post home, 9950 Cockrell Rd., Manassas, VA.
Women's Auxiliary Unit 10 of American Legion Post 10 was formed on April 8, 1993. The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Auxiliary. Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to co-operate in every Legion activity.
Sons of the Legion Squadron 10 of American Legion Post 10 was formed on October 26, 1992. The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Sons of Legion unit, which gained statewide recognition because of it's programs of service.
MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the Manassas 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 and in the hearts of all Veterans. Post 10 is a sponsor of the annual Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade. An important tradition was established when the Post led in the memorial exercises at 11 o'clock on the morning of November 11, marking the exact hour of the cessation of hostility on the war fronts.
Scholarships and Community Projects
American LegionPost --- 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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