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1220 Newton Street, Jasper, Indiana

The American Legion Post 147


Post 147


Jasper, Indiana

              (Dubois County Post)             

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2014 Hoosier Boys State Parent/Delegate meeting
Tuesday April 22, 2014
6:45pm Southside Bingo Room
(Use Front door, Highway Entrrance)
Questions call Monty Buchanan Post Chairman and HBS Staff; 812 481 1158 or

April 21, 2014

These are the veterans we should be looking for to join our American Legion here in Indiana! These young men and women who have stepped forward to defend their country in the last decade are now returning to our home state as the wars overseas have wound down. Let's make sure they are not overlooked when they are reintegrating back into their hometowns here in Indiana!


April 7, 2014

Monthly Post Meeting Tonight:

Meal at 5:30 "Old Fashion" Chili (no pasta) is on the menu.
Meeting begins at 6:00
We need your input and thoughts, its your Post help us make it the most it can be.
There is veterans and their families that needs us to serve them and a country that needs us.

Hope to see you there!!


April 7, 2014


*Just In*


American Legion Department of Indiana is Moving!!


American Legion moving to Lawrence IN
Old Fort Benjamin Harrison.

Kristine Guerra, 12:15 a.m. EDT April 5, 2014

Since 1927, the American Legion Department of Indiana has been at the heart of Downtown Indianapolis.

But as the building at 777 N. Meridian St. has aged, the cost of maintaining it has grown to about $144,000 year, said Ed Trice, commander of the 89,000-member nonprofit. Members have decided it's time to leave the historic structure that has housed the organization for 86 years. By June, the American Legion will be headquartered near Fort Benjamin Harrison in Lawrence.

Bruce Drake, spokesman for American Legions, said the small-community feel will be beneficial to members, who will have quick access to the office via I-465.

"It'll enable us to become more open and be amongst the community," Drake said. "It's a busy community, but it's small enough that it still has families around."

Trice said the move makes sense, considering the Fort's history and the military presence there.

"We already have several veterans organizations here," said Lawrence Mayor Dean Jessup. "We are delighted that the American Legion chose to bring their headquarters here."

Other organizations, such as the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars USA, have chapters at Fort Ben. Last month, the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame announced plans to build the first Hall of Fame honoring veterans in Indiana. Retired Army Col. Russell Dowden Jr. said Fort Ben is the most obvious choice for the location.

The new American Legion headquarters is taking over the former Indiana Soccer office at 5440 Herbert Lord Road. Trice said the American Legion bought the building and two acres of land just south of it. Maintenance, he said, is going to cost about $100,000 less than what the organization is currently spending.

"That would free up money to run more programs," Trice said. "And we don't have to worry about laying off staff."

Trice declined to reveal the purchase price for the 12-year-old building, but said it's less than $1 million. He said the organization's forefathers set up an account allotted for purchasing properties.

The move comes after a recent announcement to build a 36,000-square-foot office and retail building at Fort Ben. Local developers Scott Baldwin and Yeager Properties signed an agreement with the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority to build the multi-use facility at the northwest corner of 56th Street and Lawrence Village Parkway.


April 6, 2014

Hoosier Boys State

Pre-Oreintation Meeting

April 22nd is the date set for the Dubois County Hoosier Boys State mandatory Pre-Orientation meeting located in the main room with street access at the American Legion Post 147 in Jasper IN with doors opening at 6:00pm and meeting begins at 6:45pm.
Bring questions and any completed paperwork.
This meeting is for parents and delegates, transportation options will be discussed along with information about the program.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to Contact Hoosier Boys State Staff and Post chairman Monty Buchanan 481-1158 or
Looking forward to seeing you there.


Februray 22, 2014

Email to the American Legion Riders Post 147 via Webmaster.

Becky Williams

11:23 PM (1 hour ago)
to jasper147websi.


Wanted to say "THANK YOU" again to the American Legion Riders, Post 147 for the gift bag they personally delivered to my husband at the VA Hospital in Louisville, KY this morning.  What an amazingly thoughtful thing to do for our veterans!

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