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603 West Stockton Street/PO Box 540, Edmonton, KY 42129

Welcome to the American Legion Kentucky Post 65 Web Site!

American Legion Post 65 meets the second Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM at the Masonic Lodge located at 603 West Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY.

WHY SHOULD YOU BELONG TO THE AMERICAN LEGION?

The American Legion is the nation's largest and most influential network of U. S. wartime veterans, families and communities. From budget hearings to baseball diamonds, combat outposts to children's hospitals, the Legion has something for every under its four pillars of service:

  • Pillar I: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

    The American Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation pillar is composed of programs, services and advocacy efforts that improve the lives of those who served, along with their families and dependents, after discharge from the military.

  • Pillar II: National Security

    The organization's positions on national defense, homeland security, border control and military support are all part of the long-held Legion value that the key to peace and world stability is a strong, well-resourced defense.

  • Pillar III: Americanism

    Few organizations stack up to the American Legion's love of country. The Legion is the nation's foremost authority on U. S. flag display, education and protection. The Legion celebrates Americanism through wholesome activities for young people, voter registration drives, citizenship programs, educational opportunities and patriotic observances.

  • Pillar IV: Children & Youth

    The American Legion's Children & Youth pillar is guided by three main objectives: strengthen the family unit, support organizations that help children in need and provide communities with well-rounded programs to provide hope and opportunity for young people facing difficult challenges.

Each year, American Legion department service officers help thousands of veterans receive VA benefits they earned through service to their country. The Legion conducts, promotes and supports hundreds of career fairs for veterans and transitioning service members, bringing employers face to face with job hunters. Through Operation Comfort Warriors, the Legion raises funds to provide comfort items for U.S. troops recovering in military hospitals and transition units worldwide. Legion staff lobbies Congress for better quality of life for U.S. military personnel.

Through American Legion Baseball, nearly 100,000 young men get to experience teamwork and competition each year. The Legion provides more than $138,000 in scholarships through The National American Legion High School Oratorical Contest. And Legion Riders, through the annual Legacy Run, have raised more than $2 million for the Legacy Scholarship, helping ensure the children of U.S. service members killed on or after Sept. 11, 2001, have a chance at a college education.

None of these facts may be news to active Legionnaires, but chances are most prospective members do not realize all The American Legion does for people of all ages at the local, state and national levels. Now, it's much easier to share that information with those prospective members.

The Legion's "Why You Should Belong" booklet, available for download here or by contacting your department headquarters, is a one-stop recruiting tool that provides information on dozens of Legion programs, as well as the impact of those programs.

We service Edmonton / Metcalfe County, Kentucky and surrounding areas.