For over 50-years, Post 423 has proudly served current and former members of the United States military and their families in northeast Indiana. We also continue to strive to honor these men and women who have sacrificed so much to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today.
Along with the other members of our Legion Family; the Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion and the Legion Riders, we’re committed to mentoring youth, sponsoring and supporting community programs and events, advocating patriotism and honor, and promoting strong national security.
Veterans Strengthening America
Upcoming Special Events
This coming March, Post 423 will celebrate its 74th birthday and I would like to honor all of our veterans by looking back and having a little fun.
If you’re a veteran, please send me a picture of yourself by March 13th from when you were on active duty. On the back of the picture, be sure to list your name, the date (or approximate date) of the picture and the duty station where the picture was taken. If you would like have your picture back, please include your address too, so I can return the picture to you when this contest is over.
Once I receive your picture, I will put it on display at the Post and ask others to identify you. The individual who correctly guesses the most individuals, will be awarded $25.
This should be interesting to look back at ourselves when we were on active duty.
Claude Hale, Commander
Post Birthday Celebration
Come help us celebrate the American Legion’s birthday next month on March 20th. We will be honoring our World War II veterans. Preliminary information about this event has been sent out to these members of The Greatest Generation and we’ll be following up with them for an RSVP. Unless an increase in COVID cases forces us back into Orange or Red, we plan to honor these veterans at a 6:00 PM dinner on the 20th. Our guest speaker will be Christine Miramonti, a U.S. Army veteran and Registered Nurse. Happy hour will begin at 5:00 PM. Please sign-up on the sheet in the bar for this very special event, so we have a head count for dinner.
Notice: Election of Post Officers
In accordance with the Post’s bylaws, election of members to fill the following officer positions, for the period July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022, will occur at the membership meeting scheduled to be held at 7:00 PM on May 25th at the Post.
- 1st Vice Commander
- 2nd Vice Commander
- Finance Officer
- Post Service Officer
- Judge Advocate
- At-Large Member Representative
- At-Large Member Representative
Active members of American Legion Post 423 are eligible for nomination and election to any position, as long as they have paid their dues for 2021. Nominees should also be willing to become actively engaged in management, execution and oversight of the Post’s programs, operations and services. As a minimum, officers are expected to attend monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.
If you’re willing to accept a nomination for election to an officer position please contact Bob Walter at (260) 316-2008 by April 27th. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor prior to the election of officers on May 25th.
Post Hours of Operation
In order to comply with federal, state and local guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, masks must be worn and social distancing must be practiced when utilizing Post facilities. In addition, the number of people who may gather for events/activities at the Post is restricted if such restrictions have been issued by local, state or federal agencies. We reserve the write to refuse service to anyone who fails to comply with issued restrictions or Post policies.
Membership eligibility in The American Legion is based on honorable service with the U.S. Armed Forces between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918 (World War I); December 7, 1941, and December 31, 1946 (World War II); June 25, 1950, and January 31, 1955 (Korean war); December 22, 1961, and May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War); August 24, 1982, and July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada); December 20, 1989, and January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause – Panama); or August 2, 1990, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States. Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit a copy of their DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to Post Membership Committee.
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If you would like to join the Legion, or if you have questions about your eligibility to join, call us today at 260-829-6544.