We will be reopening the Post on May 26, 2020. It is our intent to follow County/CDC guidelines for employee and customer safety.
We will have a Memorial Day service at the Onalaska Cemetery on May 25 starting at 10am. If we have inclement weather the service will be held at our Activity Center.
In July the National Service Act was signed into law. The American Legion National Executive Committee amended the organization's Preamble. It now reads:
For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;
To maintain law and order;
To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars;
To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;
To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
To make right the master of might;
To promote peace and goodwill on earth;
To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;
To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
What this means is that all men and women who served, or are serving, are now eligible for membership in the American Legion.