THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO ALL OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES


Today is Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Officers Post History Hall Rental Meeting Dates
Past & Honorary
Members
SAL Auxiliary Upcoming
Events
Veteran Help Our National
Veterans Cemetery
Photo Gallery Full-Service Bar
RESERVED FOR
LATER USE
USE THESE AREAS FOR !!!*** SPECIAL ***!!! ANNOUNCEMENTS USE THESE AREAS FOR !!!*** SPECIAL ***!!! ANNOUNCEMENTS

<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu

POST 317 OFFICERS
Commander Ted Smith
Vice-Commander Ron Lyons
Jr. Vice Commander Fred Eckert
Adjutant Ken Myerson
Finance Officer Candy Carver
Chaplain Gene Tecce

 

<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu

POST 317 HISTORY
KNOWLES-DOYLE POST 317

Application for Post of the American Legion was filed and forwarded to Mr. J Mitchell Chase, Department Commander of the American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania on August 10, 1925. Much like the original colonies, there were 13 incorporators from Yardley, Pa. joined by one from Roelofs, Pa and one from Trenton, New Jersey. The Charter was approved and issued by the National American Legion Headquarters August 13,1925 by James F. Barton, National Adjutant.

Our Charter along with the Auxiliary Charter hang Proudly by our Entrance door.

Our research indicates the names Knowles-Doyle, according to "Soldiers of the Great War" at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, Pa, both participated in World War I.

 

        Miriam E. Knowles and Corporal Edward Doyle

 Miriam Knowles was a Nurse and member of the John Hopkins Hospital Unit, known as Base Hospital No. 18 which set sail for Europe just two months after the U.S. declared war on Germany in April 1917. Arriving in France, the group set up a permanent hospital base at Baziolles-sur-Meuse. Casualties were not limited to the soldiers, some nurses and doctors left for war and did not return home. Here Bessie Baker, 1902, Base Hospital No. 18 writes of the death of fellow nurse Miriam E. Knowles, in a letter dated November 15, 1917.

"This is a line to tell you of the death of Miriam E. Knowles[16]. She died November 12, 1917, of hermorrhagic scarlet fever, after five days of illness. We had thought her only ordinarily ill up until the morning of the fifth day when we realized she was desperately ill. At 4 p.m. she died. It seems very hard to us that she should have gone through all these months of pioneer work, and be taken just as the real work commenced."

If you are looking for MS. Knowles grave in Yardley, go no further than the Cemetery by St. Andrews Church on Afton Avenue.

Miriam Knowles graduated from George School with the Class of 1908.  She entered George School on September 22, 1903 and withdrew on June 17, 1909.  She studied physics, physiology, math, English, Latin, French, domestic science, gym, and history. 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Army Corporal Edward Doyle lived in Pennsylvania and was killed in action on 7 September 1918. He proudly  served with the 28th Division, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Pennsylvania, Unit. He was awarded the World War I Victory Medal. The record of his burial is on the Tablets of the Missing at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France. 

 
At this posting move research is being conducted, so stop back for further updates.
 

On August 28, 2006, the Sandord-Diletto Post #433 of Morrisville, Pa. was merged into Knowles-Doyle Post #317 at the direction of The Department of Pennsylvania and with the approval of The National Headquarters. 

 

Knowles-Doyle Post 317 is the proud sponsor of the

 

 Yardley Morrisville American Legion Baseball Club  

 


<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu

HALL RENTAL
 RATES 

 

NON-MEMBER  300.00

MEMBER             175.00

FUNERALS         125.00

 CONTACT VICE-COMMANDER ECKERT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

215-493-4388

   

<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu

MEETING DATES

Date

Time

Event

JUNE

6/5/2017

7:00 PM

S. A. L.  MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

6/7/2017

6:30 PM

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

6/20/2017 

7:30PM

POST LEGIONNAIRES GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

6/27/2017 

7:00 PM

AUXILIARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

JULY

7/3/2017

7:00 PM

S. A. L.  MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

7/5/2017

6:30 PM

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

NO MEETING 

7:30PM

POST LEGIONNAIRES GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

NO MEETING 

7:00 PM

AUXILIARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

AUGUST

8/7/2017

7:00 PM

S. A. L.  MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

8/2/2017

6:30 PM

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

8/15/2017 

7:30PM

POST LEGIONNAIRES GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

NO MEETING 

7:00 PM

AUXILIARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

SEPTEMBER

9/4/2017

7:00 PM

S. A. L. MEETING

9/6/2017

6:30 PM

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

9/19/2017 

7:30PM

POST LEGIONNAIRES GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

9/26/2017 

7:00 PM

AUXILIARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

OCTOBER

10/2/2017

7:00 PM

S. A. L. MEETING

10/4/2017

6:30 PM

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

10/17/2017 

7:30PM

POST LEGIONNAIRES GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

10/24/2017 

7:00 PM

AUXILIARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

NOVEMBER

11/6/2017

7:00 PM

S. A. L.  MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

11/1/2017

6:30 PM

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

11/21/2017 

7:30PM

POST LEGIONNAIRES GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

11/28/2017 

7:00 PM

AUXILIARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

DECEMBER

12/6/2017

6:30PM

                      EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

12/4/2017

7:00 PM

S. A. L.  MEETING

12/19/2017 

7:30PM

POST LEGIONNAIRES GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

12/26/2017 

7:00 PM

AUXILIARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING


<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu

PAST AND HONORARY MEMBERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu

SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION

Commander

Adam Keister

1ST Vice-Commander

Ken Kotnarowski

2ND  Vice Commander

Bob Ebert

Adjutant

Peter Toft

Finance Officer

Ted Smith

Chaplain 

Tim Manning

Historian 

Troy Tignor

Sergeant at Arms

Rich Sullivan

Click the logo to go to SAL web site . . .

<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

 

President

 Diana L. Friscia

1ST Vice

Cindy Samhammer

Treasurer

Liz Gisondi

Recording Secretary

Meghan Vokes

Corresponding Secretary

Lin Tecce

Chaplain 

Shirley Heller

Historian

Margie Tigner

Sergeant at Arms

Jaci Samhammer

Click the logo to go to American Legion Auxiliary web site . .

<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu

UPCOMING EVENTS
Date Time Event
     
SEPTEMBER 23 6 - 10 pm INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu

FULL-SERVICE BAR
BAR HOURS

 

                              MONDAY          3:00 PM   -    10:30 PM

                           * TUESDAY          3:00 PM   -    10:30 PM

                              WEDNESDAY   3:00 PM   -    10:30 PM

                              THURSDAY      3:00 PM   -    10:30 PM

                              FRIDAY            3:00 PM   -    10:30 PM

                              SATURDAY      NOON      -    11:00 PM

                              SUNDAY           NOON     -      8:00 PM

 

* closed during Legionnaires meeting (third  Tuesday evening of the month)


<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu

PHOTO GALLERY
 
 


 

 

<- Top of Page

Bottom of Page -> Contact Us  Main Menu