News & Activities
Our team of volunteers bring fresh ideas and commitment to our activities to support veterans, military, their families, and our community
Serving veterans & our community in 2023
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 105
Newark Woodwind Symphony
Post 105 Stan Maupin (left) George Smith (at podium)
JFK Middle School Jazz Band
RWC Councilwoman Kaia Eakin, Post 105 Commander George Smith, Congressman Kevin Mullin, Redwood City Mayor Jeff Gee
Boys & Girls State and Girls State Participants
Photo by Carol Rael
Photo by Carol Rael
All photos of Veterans Day by Ralph Kugler unless otherwise noted
Getting care boxes to deployed troops in time for the holidays!
Blue Star Moms...
October 7, 2023
Blue Star Moms Amy W. and Brenda T. are also Auxiliary Unit 105 members. They are part of the organizers of October's packing day activity in which volunteers from Unit 105 and many other community organizations came together to pack 200 boxes that will go to deployed troops and to pack bags that go to at-risk veterans at home.
...and Elks Lodge
October 21, 2023
Redwood City Elks Lodge #1991 held their 2nd Annual Packing Day. Tom G. and Carol B., who are also members of Post and Unit 105 respectively, headed the Elks sub-committee which orgainzed the event.
Unit 105 members were among the many volunteers who worked on packing day.
300 boxes are ready to be shipped overseas, and bags are ready to be given locally.
July 25, 2023
Arlene M, VA&R Deputy, and Carol R, President, dropped off Girl Scout cookies for the Bldg 331 patients and staff at MPVA.
(Pictured l to r, Irene M-B, Arlene M and Carol R)
4th of July Parade
Redwood City, CA
July 1, 2023
Cleanup at Post 105
Volunteers from Scout Troop11 and a Sequoia High School football team joined Post and Unit 105 members in cleaning, painting, tree trimming, and doing other much-needed tasks at the Post facility. Thank you, everyone. What a great job you did!
The Red Cross encourages all people to know how to administer hands-only CPR. It's the most reliable way for people to save a life in an emergency.
July 4 Catered Lunch
Thank you so much for the catered luncheon for the Veterans of VA Menlo Park CLC (331) on July 4, 2023.
Your kind donation went into preparation of a BBQ luncheon, desserts, and drinks for the Veterans.
The past 3 years with the corona virus made it hard for many of them, not being able to enjoy catered meals and this luncheon did not disappoint. Our Veterans had smiles on their faces when they received their lunch that afternoon. Thank you to everyone at your lodge who made this possible.
June 6, 2023
Today, President Carol and VA&R Arlene presented a check for $750.00 to MPVA Irene and Marvin Garden manager Carlos for MPVA Bldg 331's 4th of July catered luncheon. A big thank you to American Legion Post 105 and Peninsula Hills Women's Club for making this possible.
(L to R; Irene, Arlene, Carol Carlos)
From a wonderful donor to our Poppy Drive, Carol C., Redwood City:
"My mom found this yesterday. I was so painfully shy but was bribed with a new dress to pin this poppy on this gentleman. Over 65 years ago!"
April 22, 2023
Auxiliary members finished assembling Poppy letters--the annual, main fundraiser for our service organization. The letter requests donations and lists how the Auxiliary utilizes your donation to support military families, educate youth, and promote positive civic engagement.
Annual Poppy Fundraiser
May 1 - 31, 2023
"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow..."
This wartime poem was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, M.D. while serving on the front lines.
Since 1920 the poppy has been the official flower of The American Legion Family. Poppies memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during WWI.
Each year members of The American Legion Family distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.
Every donation is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all who donated to Poppy Drive 2023.
R.E.D. Long Sleeve Tee Shirts
Sizes S - 4XL
May 3, 2023
Fallen Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony
Members of Unit 105 and the Post 105 Family attended the ceremony honoring all fallen officers since the 1888 in San Mateo County. Thirty-two people were honored for their service and sacrifice.
April 29, 2023
Unit 105 joined San Mateo County Blue Star Moms and other organizations in packing 150 care boxes for deployed troops and 150 care bags for veterans.
April 27, 2023
American Legion Family and individuals and other veteran organizations donated $1950.00 to the Red Cross to be used in earthquake relief in Turkey.
April 26, 2023
Karen Haas-Foletta from Footsteps Child Care of Belmont, CA spoke at the Commander's Coffee and explained their programs for pre-school and elementary school children. They are looking for new employees and volunteers. Veterans wanted!
April 1, 2023
First ever car show at Post 105. Unit105 members served lunch and sold tee shirts. There were 102 cars to see!
March 26, 2023
Hearts for Humanity
Founder Deborah Oler visits and gets to know the homeless population in our area. She and her volunteers make up hygiene kits, cook food, collect sleeping bags and other essentials for people in need.
Volunteers include high schoolers, folks on probation or doing community service, people from all walks of life.
Deborah Oler and Commander Smith at the Commander's Coffee
February 22, 2023
Welcome, Kim, our newest Auxiliary member. Not only is she a confectioner, she also is a fitness advocate. On Wednesday (2/22), she put Legionnaires and Auxiliary members through the paces with balance and stretching exercises to maintain stability & strength and to prevent falls. Those who attended remarked about how the hour-long session made a difference.
Written by Peggy T. Photo by Carol R.
Wear RED on Fridays to Remember Everyone Deployed
Short sleeve Tees are sold out
Thank you for your support
Tees are for sale. Men's crew neck and women's V-neck. Short sleeve. $25
January 25, 2023
L to R:
Standing: Al R., Terry, Cindy M., Cobbey S., Pauline R., Ketcher,
Front row kneeling: Kacie N.
Seated: Alexis B.
Canine in training: Shay
Warrior Canine Connection
Meet Shay. She is in training to be a service dog for a veteran.
Ketcher is a Certified Training Instructor.
Alexis is California Program Manager.
Kacie is PAWSCoordinator/Champion.
Shay is enthusiastic!
January 21, 2023
CLOTHES. CLOTHES, CLOTHES!
Just dropped a carload of women's and men's clothing off at Hearts for Humanity. Hearts for Humanity is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit helping the unhoused including our Veterans. Pictured are Stan (formerly unhoused) and Deborah Orler, founder of Hearts for Humanity.