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About the American Legion

About The American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

In contrast to other veterans organizations, the Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen its commitment to our nation’s grass roots and the people we serve. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs; it continues to educate youths on the importance of sportsmanship and develops the quality of our country’s citizenship. The Heroes to Hometowns program is the only nationwide reintegration assistance service for wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, millions of dollars in donations have been given to fellow veterans and their families in times of grief, and various scholarship opportunities ensure the future success of our youth.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

Our Monthly Meetings

Please join us at our monthly meeting.
We meet the second Wednesday of every month.

Social hour 1800 hrs
Dinner 1900 hrs
Hope to see you there.

American Legion Post 199
1291 Madrona Ave,
St Helena, CA


The Post dinner is Wednesday April 10, 2024. Our soon to be graduating CIA chefs, Alex and Lorenzo, have come up with quite the culinary treat for us!

Dinner Menu

  • Assorted Charcuterie
  • Caesar Salad
  • Braised Short Ribs
  • Cheese Polenta
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Key Lime Pie

For reservations please respond to this email. If unable you may leave a voice message on the Post phone: 707-967-9344.

The Board will meet at 1600 prior to the dinner meeting.

Members are invited to the bar at 1845 prior to dinner to nominate the Post Officers for next year.

The Post Auxiliary will meet at 1800. Packets for the Poppy mailing will be handed out at this time. All Auxiliary members are welcome to attend the meeting. Not a member… see Marilyn Albright for an application.

Landscape architect Jonathan Plant met with us to discuss the back lot. Looking forward to his design ideas.

We’re going to place an order for long and short sleeve polo shirts.

The Post was represented at the St Helena Little League Opening Day Ceremony. “Cowboy” Ron Cia raised Old Glory.

John Mulhner has been our BSA Troop 1 representative and will now additionally represent the Post with the newly revitalized Cub Scout Pack 199. Thank you John! The Post granted $250 for an Eagle Scout project placing duck boxes along the Napa River.

Thank you Scott Whitacre for attending the District Five meeting.

Are you ready for this one… Marilyn and Nick Coy have been working with the Boys and Girls State Program for 22 years! This is their last year….Wow, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I make a motion the Post send these two out to dinner…do I hear a second!

Today’s the first day of the baseball season…