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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 July 10, 2024. Rick Crebs, Mr Vice, will be running the dinner meeting. We’re fortunate to have three CIA chefs formulating and preparing the meal.

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

You may recall our air conditioner wasn’t quite doing the trick last dinner. Upon inspection it was determined the 20 year old system had developed a leak. The Board voted for a new system which will work well with the solar panels. The installation is scheduled for completion prior to the July dinner.

The Post along with the Kiwanis Club will dress Main Street with flags for the holiday week. If you can help meet in the Hall lot tomorrow, Sunday Jun 30th at 0700. We’ll take them down the following Sunday July 7 (0700 start as well).

Due to work commitments Scott Whitacre was unable to fulfill the First Vice position. Rick Crebs will continue as First Vice and Ross Sullivan was voted in as Second Vice.

From the Adjutant: Annual dues are increasing after Jun 30th. You can beat the increase by paying online today or tomorrow. Saves the Adjutant some time too:)

There is no Auxiliary meeting or Board meeting in July.

Happy Fourth!