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 post5@mchsi.com. Or if you would like you can contact me at 573-418-9224 or via email at jcpost5commander@gmail.com

 

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

Post Commander Jim Rosenberg

GREETINGS:
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 post5@mchsi.com.

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.

"For God and Country"

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