Hunter-Morris Memorial

History

Post History

Commander Crabtree, after realizing the presence of many veterans in this area but the lack of an organization to bring them all together, devised to take steps to charter an American Legion in the fast growing, patriotic, Cedar Park, Leander and Liberty Hill areas. One main reason for choosing the American Legion was the benefits to the community that an American Legion post would offer, such as: participation in boys and girls state school, a program that sends high school students to local universities to learn about civics and government.

 

 

On April 27, 2010, the official papers were signed with enough charter members to organize a new American Legion Post that the members voted to name American Legion Hunter-Morris Memorial Post 911. The post is named after two local veterans – Matthew Morris, a 23-year-old Army Specialist from Cedar Park who died in Iraq in 2008 and Vernon Hunter, a Vietnam veteran who was working inside the Echelon building in February 2010 when a plane crashed into and killed him. As for the post number, the new members chose Post 911 because they wanted a number that had meaning. The words and number “Post 911” evoke memories of September 11, 2001 and that American patriotism still remains high despite the attacks.