Hunter-Morris Memorial


Post Election News – 2018 Elections

During the regular December 2019 meeting of the American Legion Hunter-Morris Memorial American Post 911 new officers were elected. The following Legionnaires assumed their new responsibilities immediately following their formal installment during our January 2018 Meeting:

  • Commander: PT Turner, of Leander, US Navy Veteran
  • 1st Vice Commander: Alan Dale of Cedar Park, US Navy Veteran
  • 2nd Vice Commander: Gilberto Fuentes, Cedar Park, US Army Corps Veteran
  • Finance Officer: Lee Cooper of Leander, US Army Veteran
  • Service Officer: Michael Carl, Cedar Park, US Navy Veteran
  • Chaplain: Jon Jewett of Cedar Park, US Navy Veteran
  • Judge Advocate: Donald Schliesser of Cedar Park, US Army Veteran
  • Adjutant: Don Demars of Leander, US Army Veteran
  • Sergeant-At-Arms: Rick Coffman of Leander, US Navy Veteran
  • Historian: Jon Lux of Cedar Park, US Navy Veteran
  • Immediate Past Commander:  Richard Carey of Georgetown, US Army Veteran

The new Post Commander PT Turner is a US Navy Veteran and encourages all veterans to come together, and continue their service to our nation and to build new and lasting friendships with fellow veterans.  He wants every local veteran to join us as we work on local projects for the benefit of community.

The Hunter-Morris Memorial Post 911 Day 2010

On May 27, 2010, the City of Cedar Park officially recognized the newly chartered American Legion Hunter-Morris Memorial Post 911 by a Proclamation recognizing June 1, 2010 as American Legion Hunter-Morris Memorial Post 911 Day.

The Proclamation reads as follows:


WHERAS, The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization, focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities; and
WHERAS, the American Legion currently has about 2.6 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide; and
WHERAS, local veterans have organized a new post numbered 911 evoking memories of September 11, 2001 and honoring a new generation of military veterans; and
WHERAS, the post is named the Hunter-Morris Memorial Post in honor of Cedar Park residents Vernon Hunter who served in the Vietnam Conflict and Matthew Morris who served in Operation Iraqi Freedon; and
WHERAS, the City of Cedar Park honors and thanks all veterans and current service members for their service to our nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert S. Lemon, Mayor of the City of Cedar Park, call upon all citizens of our community to observe JUNE 1, 2010 as HUNTER-MORRIS MEMORIAL POST 911 DAY.

In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Cedar Park to be affixed.


Recent Press Releases

Cedar Park Post Office Renamed to the Matthew Troy Morris Post Office

On Friday September 7, 2012 the American Legion Hunter-Morris Memorial Post participated in the official ceremony to rename the Cedar Park Post Office to the Matthew Troy Morris Post Office of Cedar Park, Texas. The ceremony begin with an Invocation by Pastor Roger Wilson the Senior Chaplain of the Cedar Park Fire and Police Departments followed by the presentation of the colors by the Color Guard of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment from Fort Hood Texas and the singing of the National Anthem by Sydney Michele. There were brief addresses by Kathy Jenks, Manager of Post Office Operations for Central Texas and Congressman John Carter. The program ended with the unveiling of the plaque officially naming the Post Office in honor of Matthew Morris and and brief remarks from Lisa Morris the mother of Matthew Morris. An open reception was held at the Heroes Night Out, Green Zone Veterans Center in Cedar Park after the ceremony.

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