Since 1995, Sykesville Memorial Post No. 223 has shown a demonstrated commitment to the educators of tomorrow's leaders. This is commemorated each year with the Post's annual Teachers Appreciation Night, the only such event in the Department of Maryland.
Held annually in March, the evening serves a twofold purpose: To provide a free evening of dining, dancing, and general relaxation to the teachers of the Sykesville/Eldersburg communities; and to donate money to three schools in the community. The schools - elementary, middle, and high - are rotated annually and each school receives $1000. In recent years, Auxiliary Unit No. 223, S.A.L. Squadron No. 223, and the American Legion Riders of Post 223 have each contributed to the overall donations made to the schools.
Since its inception, Teachers Appreciation Night has resulted in over $43,000 in funds donated to the schools of the Sykesville and Eldersburg areas.