(Dubois County Post)
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
American Legion Department of Indiana is Moving!!
Old Fort Benjamin Harrison.
Kristine Guerra, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Februray 22, 2014
Email to the American Legion Riders Post 147 via Webmaster.
11:23 PM (1 hour ago)