Meet with people like you, have a great meal and enjoy the company of our members. You won't have to wait long to make a friend or three. You may already know some of us. We have lots of activities for both the young at heart and those who want to contribute to our community. Music, games, Holiday parties, parades, Sports and other events you can participate in.
The American Legion fought for and obtained the GI Bill so veterans can get education after service.
Veterans can help family too. Post members can inform you about opportunities for scholarships to help with college or for a trade. Our Boys and Girls state programs allow kids to learn more about how our American government works by participating in a mock government. Some of them will be invited to join in the National program for even greater participation. Some colleges accept this for class credit. Through the Legion's Samsung Scholarshp 10 $20,000 and 88 $1000 awards are made to those who participate.
The Oratorical contest can help with your college fund simply by making a speech. Winning the Oratorical at national will get you $18000, winning a state will provide up to $3000. Its one of 6 scholarships available from the Legion only, SAL and ALA have more. That’s why you need to join, so you can gain help from our organizational network of people who want to help you.
If you are a veteran and can't find a decent job, we have people who want to help you. Our Service officers and organizations like Job Ready Vets will work with you to find something
that suits your skill set.
Sports programs like the baseball series has introduced several legion players to greatness. If you don't want to go to college but still want a sport carrer then this
may be what you are looking for. Yogi Berra, Ted Williams, Frank Robison, Justin Verlander, Ryne Sandberg, Roy Campanella, Dusty Baker, Albert Pujols, Greg Maddux and Chipper Jones
all used the Legion baseball program in their climb to stardom.
We also provide assistance for Veterans and active duty personnel who need a helping hand. Our Post can provide direct assistance in some limited cases or through programs like "Operation Comfort Warrior" and Standdown a more comprehensive support. If you are having medical problems we want to help you get the help you need. For instance, as of March 2017 the VA has decided to provide psychiatric help, this could be the start of something great for you or a loved one.
We are a family of three, in which you can qualify for Membership.
To be a Legion member you must have served during a period of war. If you are currently in the armed forces of the USA you qualify. If you separated during one of the following periods
you can be a legion member. More answers to membership questions can be had at the post. Just come in and
ask. Or you can use this link for answers
to these questions
To Join the Auxiliary or the Sons of the legion you have to be related to a qualifying legion member or served in active duty during peacetime. About the SAL and About the Auxiliary will answer your questions about these two branches of the Legion