This post is named after Sherman E. Moore, U.S. Army, who was killed in action in France during World War 1. The Post was organized and chartered September 14, 1920. Sherman was born in 1889 and killed in action on August 24, 1918.
Sherman was the son of Henry and Margery Ann Moore. Sherman enlisted in the Army on June 15, 1917 and embarked for overseas duty with troops leaving from Grand Rapids Michigan. He was assigned to M.E.C.H., Company K, 126th Infantry. Sherman was killed in actin in a firece battle at Juviguy France on August 24, 1918. The fighting was so heavy that only 33 of the 93 men in Captain James Sinke's Company K survived.
Sherman Moore is interred in Ravenna Cemetery. Several of the surviving men of his unit were present when Sherman was interred including Captain Sinke, Sgt Alfred Choman, Sgt Winfield Whipple, Cpl Lawrence Knittle, Cpl Martin Pauvrve, Cpl Edwin Cramer and Cpl George Wolfe.
The Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Post 297 is an intricate and vitale part of this family. We could not have survived without their support. Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to co-operate in every Legion activity. The post is very proud of the auxiliary and very thankful for their support and dedication.
A Sons of the American Legion (SAL) for American Legion Post 297 was finally formed in 2013 after many years of working at it. The SAL stepped up right away and began helping the post and auxiliary out. We are proud of their accomplishments and very thankful for all their help.
MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in Ravenna. In addition to the Ravenna Memorial Day parade, the goal of every Veteran to it's last man is to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of those that gave that ultimate sacrifice in war. We are committed to ensuring that are veterans graves in our area have an American Flag by the headstone on this National Holiday. If we do miss one please let us know.
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. Annually the Post holds its' Annual Membership Dinner at this time.
Scholarships and Community Projects
American LegionPost 297 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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