A few of the many activities, programs, & organizations supported by Legion, SAL, & Auxiliary 484

Many folks view the American Legion as an organization that is simply a club for veterans, and are unaware of what we are really about, True, we do have a clubroom and we do enjoy socializing with one another, but there is much more to it than that. A lot of our energy is devoted to things that we believe help to make Greater Cincinnati and especially our little part of Greater Cincinnati a bit better than it would be if we were not here. Almost everyone is eligible to join one of the three 484 organizations, and we hope that you will consider doing so. Please browse below to learn a little more about us.

Buckeye Boys State

The Stats

Boys State by the Numbers




Annual Attendance


Years running

American Legion Buckeye Boys State is a 9 day “Hands On” experience in the operation of the Democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio Government.
Founded in 1936, Buckeye Boys State is the largest Boys State program in the nation with an attendance of 1300 young men annually.
Opportunities are available to expand skills and interest through special program segments on Ohio laws and the Court Systems; Banks and Realty Company operations; Public Utility companies, Law
Enforcement; Newspaper operation, and Legislative Services, conducted by staff members versed in the area of instruction and each “mirroring” a similar real experience.
One of the finest objectives afforded by Boys State is the friendship. Young men will form with other Boys State Citizens, many of whom will become life-long friends.


The Stats

This year, Post 484 awarded:



This year, six students were given scholarships by the Legion


In each scholarship

Total of $9000 given this year alone



Students were from Anderson, McNicholas, or Turpin

The awards were based on the following required information: Academic Grade Average, Class Standing, Legion Affiliation or a Position Paper on a Current Political Issue. At the applicants discretion, he or she could include: Financial Need, Future Plans, Extra-curricular Activities, Community Service, and Letters of Recommendation

Joseph House

Joseph House is a 501.c.3 non-profit charity with the mission to “Meet the needs of our nation’s homeless veterans who suffer from mental illness and/or substance abuse.” We execute our mission with the ethic, “We don’t leave our Wounded Behind!
Joseph House is a campus of seven buildings in downtown Cincinnati where around 100 homeless veterans reside in a safe, supportive, abstinence-based recovery environment. JH operates two programs to meet the needs of our residents: The Captain Robert S. Marx* Veterans Recovery Center which is certified by the Ohio Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, and the Ready and Forward** program which provides permanent housing and services for veterans with a need for long-term support.
* Robert Marx was a citizen soldier from Cincinnati who served and was wounded in WWI. He founded and was the first National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans.
**Ready and Forward was the motto of the 10th US Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers.

Veteran's Service

American Legion Post 484 is devoted to our community and our veterans. Our Post Service Officer is tested and certified each year through the Department of Ohio to assist all veterans and their families with their special needs. The Post Service Officer is a volunteer who can offer assistance in obtaining Veterans Health Care, military records, military funeral and burial plans, emergency financial assistance, preparing for submittal of disability claims and any other veteran related need. Our Service Officer works closely with the Department of Ohio Service Officer, who is a full time person with an office located at the VA Hospital on Vine Street. The Department Service Officer operates at the top professional level and can assist veterans and their families with all types of assistance including filing for disability claims or health care issues with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our Service Officer also works closely with the staff from the office of the Hamilton County Veteran's Services Commission for emergency financial aid and other services that they provide to assist all veterans. We work with local support agencies during the year to support their aid to our veterans also. The services listed are just a few of the services available to veterans and their families and you do not need to be Legion member to obtain these services.

SAL Squadron 484

  • SUPPORT THE LEGION - We help with their activities such as fish fries, carnival, holiday events and post functions. We also help general jobs around the post: clean-up, grass cutting and beautification projects.
  • VETERANS SERVICE - Members and their families go to Fort Thomas VA nursing home 4 times a year for an Easter party, 4th of July picnic, vets carnival, and Christmas party. 
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE - We have a lunch with Santa for needy and community children, put on bingos for the senior citizens at SEM Manor and support the community.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS - The SAL gives book scholarships to Legion family members' children. In 2003, we gave out $1200.
  • SAL FUNCTIONS - Meetings, golf outing, dances, spaghetti dinner, lunch with Santa, horseshoe tournament, installation, pumpkin contest and monthly breakfast with the Legion and Auxiliary.
  • VETERANS MONUMENT - The Squad has taken over the Legion veterans monument on Sutton Ave. and updated the area. We out in a veterans prayer walkway and podium slab. We are planning other changes to the site in the future.
  • DONATIONS GIVEN OUT - The SAL gave to the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Children's Miracle Network, Joseph House for Homeless Vets, Special Olympics, SEM senior citizens, Diabetes Association, American Legion Relief Fund, Gifts To Yanks for veterans, scholarships, Post projects, and people in need. In 2003, the Squad has donated $4,800.
  • The Sons Of The American Legion is a non-political, non-sectarian civilian organization and is a support group for the American Legion and the veterans of our country. the Sons Of The American legion, known as the SAL, was started in 1932 by the American legion. The age group to become a member is from birth to any age as long as your father or grandfather served in the armed forces during the Legion eligibility dates. Adopted sons and stepsons are also elibible. Your father or grandfather must be deceased or a member of any American Legion post and be honorably discharged.
  • We also use the Legion's clubroom - if you are 21 years of age - and we do enjoy socializing with one another and the legion, but there is much more that we do.
  • If you are not eligible to join the SAL and your father served and he is not a member of the American Legion, try and get him to join the American Legion and you both can spend time together in a great organization.
  • Remember if you think about joining the SAL there is something for everyone, pick out a few projects you are interested in and have fun. If you like everything we do, then knock yourself out.
  • The SAL, Legion, and Auxiliary members join for the purpose of supporting veterans, giving back to the community, and having FUN


1837 Sutton Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Mount Washington


Phone: (513) 231-7351


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