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.
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.