Commander - James Moore
1st Vice Commander - Mike Seymoure
2nd Vice Commander/Historian - Paul C. Blake
Finance/Adjutant Officer - Robert C. Adams
Post Service Officer - Archie Davies
Chaplin - Phyllis Mooney
Sergeant-at-Arms - Thomas Lynn
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms - George Barkovich
Judge Advocate - Ken Walden
Past Commander - La Vern Masten
Please contact STEVE HADDAD at (269) 330-3647 for information, pricing, and availability.
If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
WWI_APRIL 6, 1917 - NOVEMBER 11, 1918
WWII_DECEMBER 7, 1941 - DECEMBER 31, 1946
KOREAN WAR_JUNE 25, 1950 - JANUARY 31, 1955
VIETNAM WAR_FEBRUARY 28, 1961 - MAY 7, 1975
LEBANON/GRENADA_AUGUST 24, 1982 - JULY 31, 1984
PANAMA_DECEMBER 20, 1989 - JANUARY 31, 1990
GULF WAR/WAR ON TERRORISM_AUGUST 2, 1990 - PRESENT
*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.
U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
To be eligible for membership in The American Legion, you need to have been assigned to at least one day of federal active duty service any time during the eligibility periods as determined by U.S. Government, and received an honorable discharge/discharge under honorable conditions, or currently serving in one of the U.S. Armed Forces. Are you eligible? Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding American Legion eligibility.
Q: I’m currently on Active Duty. Am I eligible?
Yes. The current eligibility period from is from August, 1990 – Present, and includes the current war campaigns. All current active duty military are eligible for membership.
Q: I didn’t retire from the military, but was on active duty during one of the qualifying time periods. Am I eligible?
Yes. As long as you have served at least one day of federal active duty during any of the qualifying periods, you are eligible for membership.
Q: I served during one of the qualifying periods, but was never in a combat zone. Am I eligible?
Yes. Location of active duty service is not a consideration for membership.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.
Commander: Hank Bostic
1st Vice: Paul Blake
Adjutant: Chad Rife
Finance: James Alden
Chaplain: Robert Adams
Sargent at Arms:
President: Betsy Peck (269) 270-9527
Secretary: Sheila Nichols
Finance: Sheila Nichols
Chaplain: Wanda Nolan
Sargent at Arms: Katherine Blake
President: Cathty Arrans
Vice President: Marie Center
Secretary: Laura De Roo
Finanical Secretary: Betty Shafer
Treasurer: Cindy Alderman
Raising funds for postage to send packages to our Troops.
They are also excepting donations of items to send to our Troops.
We would love you to be our guest so stop by any of our weekly events.
Please feel free to visit us during our Friday night BINGO and/or the Sunday morning breakfast functions at the Post.
P.O. Box 19, 115 North Niles Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079, US
The American Legion meetings are as follows; the EXECUTIVE is on the 1st Thursday of the month and on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month are the MEMBERS meetings held at 7:30 pm.
The Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.
The VFW meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month, at 7:30 pm.
Blue Star Mothers meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Open to all who wish to pursue the medical field. Must be a high school graduate from an eastern Van Buren County high school or live in eastern Van Buren County
Deadline: January 5, 2019
Deadline: January 5, 2019
We have a drive on to raise funds to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) for the Post Hall. These items aren't cheap so we are asking for your help of a donation of any size. This may save a life and wouldn't you feel great knowing you help purchased one for the Post Hall.
We are as of March 2018 we are just over the $600 mark toward our purchase of a A.E.D. We like to thank those who have supported us so far in this task and goal for a A.E.D. for the hall. We still have a long way to go to reach a purchase price of $1500.
Congratulations to George Guritz on his trip to Washington D.C. on the Talons Honor Flight. World War II veterans have priority on flights and if room Korean Veterans can go.
The trip is FREE for the Veterans but costs the Guardian $500. If you would like to DONATE to our Talons Flight Guardian Fund you may send it to the above Post 68 address"ATTN: Talons Flight Guardian Fund". In the MEMO area on your check be sure to enter Talons, Flight Guardian Fund. Any donation toward this fund is very helpful.
Need help in signing up for a Talon Flight contact Bob Adams. Information required for application is the nearest relative, contact person for emergencies, a list of medications, and a copy of discharge. You can also have a family member go as a guardian. A guardian is a person that will care for you for the day. A wheelchair will be provided if it is necessary.
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