While it may be a challenge to get any one group of people to have the same beliefs, opinions and agendas, the St. Louis County Council did just that, all of which was in an effort to show support for their local military veterans. Unanimously passed and signed by seven of the council members, the council passed a resolution designating American Legion Post 302 as the POW-MIA Post for St. Louis County.
Introduced by Councilman Mark Harder of St. Louis County's 7th District, the resolution was designed to honor and recognize an American Legion post that is currently being sponsored by the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum. Named after a local former prisoner of war, Post 302 was reopened and designated the Edward F. Ucinski Sr. post, after a 51-year member who was also commander of the original Post 302 before its closing over 20 years ago.
Active once more in the Department of Missouri's 10th District, American Legion Post 302 serves as an organization which promotes the values and beliefs of The American Legion's four pillars. This includes the goals, ideals and agendas which support our military veterans, their families and the communities where they reside. Thus, personifying selfless service to others in the community, state and nation.
After presenting the proclamation, the St. Louis County Council paused to recognize not just the organization, but to honor Edward Ucinski Sr. and the members, both past and present, of Post 302, who honorably served their nation. It was a humbling experience for all of those answered the call of this great nation of ours and who continue to serve in The American Legion today.