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Commander: John Ridgley

Adjutant: Todd Yatsko



16 APRIL 2021

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag Are at Half-Staff

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on Thursday, April 15, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff as well.  No flag may be higher than the United States flag. 


Post 223 Community, Friends and Family,

Like so many other people and businesses, we were adversely affected by COVID-19 pandemic over the last year. The closing of our operations and subsequent restrictions for so long impacted our revenue and also the ability to qualify for a much needed loan. While we have been fortunate to remain open, we are graciously asking for your help.

We are in dire need of immediate repairs, replacements, and renovations to our Post 223 Hall. Particularly, we must replace our leaking roof that has been damaged in recent storms. Heavy rains continue to cause leaking and flooding, which has also resulted in water damage to areas of our Hall. At the time of this publishing, rain water is seeping through our Lounge drop tiles. Properly repairing the roof will enable Post 223 to replace our underperforming Air Conditioning units with larger, more powerful A/C units to accommodate a comfortable atmosphere for our guests during the hot summer months. Following roof repairs and A/C replacements, we will be able to focus on repairing internal damages to the Hall and long-awaited upgrades and renovations. 

We understand the impacts that the pandemic has had on many in our community. We appreciate your generous donations as we continue to improve our facilities in order to again provide a positive place to hold gatherings and events for our veterans, their families, and our community.

Updates will provided throughout the progress of the projects. Any funds not used for repairs and renovations will be directed to our local veterans and veteran and youth programs. We are extremely humbled and grateful for your support.

If you prefer to mail your donation, please send to:

American Legion Sykesville Memorial Post
Attn: GoFundMe
7327 Slacks Road
Sykesville, Maryland 21784





* As of 14 March 2021 *


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For hotline and website information in different counties, visit our County Health Department COVID-19 Hotlines and Websites Page.

Carroll County’s COVID-19 call center line is 410-876-4848 and is open 8-5 , 7 days a week. After hours, people can leave a message that will be returned the next business day.



Howard County: ***COVID-19 Information Line Hours*** The Coronavirus Information Line will be available from 8:00am-5:00pm - 7 days a week. Call 410-313-6284 for answers to health and medical questions about Coronavirus.





(410) 795-7242 | americanlegionpost223@gmail.com

Sunday 12:00 - 9:00 PM
Monday 12:00 - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 - 11:00 PM
Friday 12:00 - 11:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 - 11:00 PM



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Since our charter in 1946, The American Legion Sykesville Memorial Post 223 has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble.


APRIL 2021
Month of the Military Child





From the Ladies of Post 223:

The ladies of the post will be gathering for lunch, Wednesdays to support Post 223. All are welcome and bring a friend.

For more information, please contact Barbara Smyrnioudis @ 410-790-8896.



Happy Birthday to Our Current Legionnaires

for the Month of April

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Jon Barnowski George Bibaz Arthur Boone
Bruce Bowers Michael Buchanan Jon Buck
Ronald Capwell Anne Dittrich Gary Dove
David Earles Wayne Glenn Thomas Grimes
Clifton Harrison William Harrison William Hill
Paul Hoffman Michael Hortie Robert Hynes
John Jones James Keeney Jr David Leeds
Michael Lotter Heather Martucci Monica Mattson
Paul McGee Jr Steven Meekins Donald Menser
James Murphy Mark Onheiser Sr Matthew Parker
John Pentony John Pizzillo Jr Stanley Puchalla
Michael Rogers Charles Ryan Jr Kenneth Schlee
Frank Schmidt Howard Schultze Jr John Smith
William Spicer Sr Gus Truedson Kenneth Wachter
Jack Wallace Jr William Welty Stephen Whisler







Legion General Membership Meeting

3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM















To the wonderful patriotic citizens of Sykesville, Eldersburg, and surrounding communities. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. (Go to Sponsor page for details). Monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.





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