COVID-19 ADVISORY: In keeping with our Post’s commitment to maintaining open communication and ensuring the health of our members, their families and friends, we have been informed that a part-time Legion staff member who was working at our Post Monday night, September 21, tested positive for the coronavirus today, Friday, September 25. The individual began showing symptoms on Tuesday, September 22. The Post has contacted the Cole County Health Department. Post staff have immediately initiated deep cleaning protocols. It is encouraged, but not mandatory, that members and visitors consider masks and adhere to social distancing requirements. The Post reported a previous case in early September and that individual has since recovered. The Post has issued a press statement from Commander Kempker reflecting this statement.

Gary Kempker becomes 

Post Commander of

Roscoe Enloe Post 5

What is the American Legion Post 5?
Here is what the new post commander Gary Kempker said:

"This is a place - where veterans and guests are welcomed without regard for their race, color, religion, age, gender, political affiliation, or national origin.”


- “This is a place – where the American flag is honored and treated with respect.”


-“I can only say that there is an infectious feeling that is transmitted by those that served before me to contribute to something that is bigger than all of us.  It is something that takes our common experiences and desire to support others that makes us want to promote the Patriotism that all of us in this room share.  It is not about building a resume or to put a feather in our caps – it is about serving veterans and each other!  At the end of the day - It’s About Veterans!”


- “Our predecessors made sure we have had a place to call our home.  Now it is our responsibility to ensure that the future veterans have a place to call their home.  While it may look like the work is almost done, it is not.  The effort to ensure that home for the future is a continuous effort and I ask that you consider that as we move forward.”


- “We need to be mindful that we will be judged not by the building, not by the emblem and not by single activities.  We will be judged based on our representation of this post and how we as members and leaders demonstrate what it means to be an American Legion member.”


- “We all have an obligation to put our best foot forward and represent each other and this post in the most positive way possible.  If we do those things we will continue to not only have the largest post in the state but also the best post in the state.”

Come join the American Legion Post 5 Family!

Post Renovation

Recognition Wall Paver Application

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What does The American Legion do? And what does American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City do?

That’s been a couple questions presented to me while recruiting Veterans to become members and by some of our current members. Very good questions….so following is a list of what Post 5 and all American Legion Post's do.

A. Support and/or assistance to our Veterans of the community.
B. Support of a strong National Security.
C. Children & Youth programs
D. Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA)
E. American Legion Legacy Scholarships
F. Various other Charitable programs
G. American Legion Baseball
H. Oratorical Scholarship Speech Contests
I. American Legion Boys State
J. American Legion Girls State
K. Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy


For specific questions, don’t hesitate to contact Post 5 at 
1423 Tanner Bridge Road Jefferson City, Missouri or our
Post Adjutant at 573-636-2311 or send an email to Or if you would like you can contact me at 573-418-9224 or via email at


Come Join the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion or the American Legion Riders.

Post Commander Jim Rosenberg

Welcome to our new and ever-evolving Web site. This site offers you the opportunity to learn more about Roscoe Enloe Post 5 which was founded in 1919.

Please continue to check back with us on a regular basis for changes to our website.  Go the News & Info page for our newsletter and calendar of events.  Ideas and suggestions can be directed to Jim Mead at

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 youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Heroes to Hometowns program connects local Legionnaires with recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing a variety of support activities. The Legion raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families and to provide college scholarship opportunities.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

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.

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