Welcome to the American Legion Post 496

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 wartime 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 service-members 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 Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with “comfort items” and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need 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.”

   American Legion Officers

Commander: Ed Lupton
1st Vice:                Open
2nd Vice: Ron Gramms
Adjutant:    Eric Roberts
Financial Officer: Open
Sgt At Arms: Hank Mattern
Honor Guard: Hank Mattern
Historian: Rodger Wiant

Chaplain:                   Open

 

Meetings 2nd Thursday of month @ 7pm

(Subject to Change and Cancellation)

Portage American Legion Post 496

1945 Mogadore Road
Kent, Ohio 44240

Phone: (330) 673-9743