American Legion Post 54 meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 


 

PROGRAMS

Veteran Assistance & Referral

Veteran Relief Fund

Local Charities

Scholarships

Youth Programs

  • Legion Baseball
  • Boys State
  • Junior Shooting Sport
  • Oratorical Contest

Honor Guard for Veteran Memorials

Blood Drives


 

*WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW*

Our Thursday night BINGO is not run for profit. It is used to fund college scholarships for local high school seniors.  It is one of our most important fund raising tools.  Come on down and play and help a local student with college expenses.  "You will feel good about yourself for doing so and you just may become a cash winner." Our sincere 'Thanks' to those who routinely play Bingo at Post 54.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 


 

LINKS
 
American Legion National Headquarters
                       www.legion.org
 
My healthEvet
 
The Burnpit  -                         www.burnpit.legion.org
 
Emblem Sales
 
Legion Benefits
 
Sons of the American Legion
 
Legion Riders
 
Patriot Guard
 www.patriotguard.org, or                                               linda.mooney@earthlink.net

           About Us    

HISTORY  

John V. Folsom Post 54 was chartered on October 19, 1919.  The first-ever meeting of local WWI veterans was held 6 days earlier. Hand-written minutes from this historic meeting now rest in our WWI shadow box in our Club along with other important memorabilia.  Post 54 is a Charter post of the American Legion receiving it's charter during the first year the national organization was originated.

Post 54 has been serving local Veterans, the community and the surrounding area for over 96 years.

 

 

 

    Post Officers      

                                                                             

                                                                                                  TRUSTEES

                                                                                               John Brugger                                                                                                               

          Commander -  Alfred Reiner                                   Steve Warren

           936-2228                                                                   Hal Leedom

 

                                                                                                        Service Officers

                                                                                                   Jim Mach - 935-6860

            1st Vice Commander - Doug Stolp                          Gary Roach - 936-1523                                                                              

              936-1338

                                                                                                                                           Chaplin

                                                                                                    Steve Warren

 

            2nd Vice Commander  -  Mike Ludwig                  Jr. Past Commander/Historian

             936-1338                                                                      Mike Ludwig

 

                                                                                                           Sgt-at-Arms / Honor Guard 

                                                                                                       Jim Mach                                                                        

           Adjutant/Finance Officer  -  Gary Roach

             936-1523

 

 

 


 

 

WHAT THE LEGION DOES

 

  Processes more than 600 disability claims appeals per month for veterans trying to get their VA medical benefits.

  • Gives emergency financial assistance to Legion families hit by hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other disasters.

  • Urges Congress to provide enough VA funding to take care of veterans’ medical needs – and provide it in advance.

  • Awards college scholarships to children whose mothers or fathers have sacrificed their lives in the global war on terrorism.

  • Volunteers about one million hours every year at about 160 VA medical facilities nationwide.

  • Helps families of deployed troops through its Family Support Network and Operation Military Family Outreach.

  • Through its Temporary Financial Assistance program, helps the children of veterans who are suffering hardships.

  • Donates about 100,000 pints of blood annually to the American Red Cross.

 • Lobbies Congress to upgrade and improve Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits (the Legion wrote the original 1944 GI Bill that educated 8 million veterans).

 • Through its Heroes To Hometowns program, works with communities to welcome back their returning veterans and help them make the transition to civilian life.

  • Sponsors more than 5,000 American Legion Baseball teams, which are made up by more than 100,000 ballplayers.

  • Raises funds to improve the quality of life for active-duty troops, with the Wounded Warrior Recognition Program and Operation Comfort Warriors.

  • Offers community programs that encourage the intellectual and social growth of America’s children (Boys State, National Oratorical Competition, Boy Scouts).

 In a Nutshell:

   If you’re a veteran, The American Legion will help you. It will help you with VA health care, GI Bill benefits, sudden emergencies and the needs of your children.

 o  And The American Legion does it all for free, because we have an army of

 volunteers – each one a wartime veteran

 o  So we understand. That’s why we’re here now – veterans helping veterans,

 servicemembers and their families.

 o  To find out much more about what The American Legion does, please visit

 www.legion.org