James L. Melvin American Legion Post #379

The James L. Melvin American Legion Post 379 is located in Boxford, Massachusetts. The Post honors the legacy of Corporal James Melvin who was killed in action during the Vietnam War. James Melvin was awarded the Silver Star for valor.

Veterans Day Commemoration was held on Thursday, November 11 on Melvin Green in East Boxford

We had a great turn out! Thank You!

The Veterans Day raffle drawing took place after the ceremony at the Boxford Community Kitchen (aka Jack’s, aka Wayne’s).

The winning tickets drawn were:

  • $1,000 Grand Prize – Natalie A. – Boxford, ticket #355
  • $500 Second Prize – Lance A. – Haverhill, ticket #24
  • $100 Third Prize – Steve D. – Boxford, ticket #211
  • $100 Third Prize – Bill P. – Boxford, ticket #371
  • $100 Third Prize – Betsy A. – Georgetown, ticket #72
  • $100 Third Prize – Tim P. – ticket #279

The James L. Melvin American Legion Post #379 recognizes all of the donors that enable the Post to serve those in our community that need assistance. The many individuals and businesses that give their time and money to our activities are very much appreciated by the veterans we help and the Post members. In particular, several local businesses have stepped up over the years to provide much needed support to the Post and to the communities that they serve. Please frequent the following donors who have helped the Post with their donations of time, material, and money

  • Institution For Savings,
  • TD Bank in Georgetown,
  • Haverhill Bank,
  • Merrimack Valley Credit Union,
  • Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank,
  • Newburyport Bank,
  • Pentucket Bank,
  • Market Basket Corporate, and Market Basket in Rowley for hosting our fundraiser,
  • Paisley’s in West Boxford,
  • Bethany Community Services,
  • Town of Boxford,
  • And the many individual donors that gave of their time and money to the Post.

The Post serves the community in many ways:

We support the Haverhill Veteran’s Outreach Center by providing Christmas funds to needy veterans and their families. We also provide a summer BBQ for the Center.

We support Boy’s and Girl’s State by sponsoring the attendees each year.

We support the Boxford Food Pantry with gift cards to support their operation.

We provided 50+ meals (in 2021) to needy veterans and their families at Thanksgiving.

We provided gifts for needy families at Christmas. We donated 45 $50 gift cards to the Haverhill Veterans Shelter and Boxford Food Bank in December 2021.

If you would like to help us to help our veterans in need, please consider sending a contribution to:

James L. Melvin Post #379

PO Box 278

West Boxford, MA 01885

All contributions are very much appreciated and will be acknowledged.


Last updated: 12/12/2021

James L. Melvin American Legion Post 379