If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served during any eligible war eras, become a member of the American Legion!
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
August 2, 1990 to today (Gulf Wars/War On Terrorism)
Communiuty Service Report
This report helps the post track volunteer hours spent on supporting the community and Veteran affairs. This is a monthly report turned into the post Adjutant. This report shows Legion involvement in our community. Lets make sure that we are counted for our continuous effort and support. Click here to access the Community Service Form
Blue Star Banner
A Blue Star Service Banner displayed in the window of a home is an American tradition. The banner lets others know that someone in the home is proudly serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
As Americans do their best to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and the ongoing war on terror, the Blue Star Service Banner tradition reminds us all that war touches every neighborhood in our land. The American Legion also has available a Blue Star Banner Corporate Flag for government and corporate America to show support for employees called to active duty with their Reserve or National Guard units.
It should be noted that this is different from the 1926 War Mothers Flag hoisted every Veterans Day at 11 minutes after 11 o’clock, and which flies until sundown beneath the U.S. Flag to honor the millions of Americans killed in action during World War I and World War II. Contact the Post for more information.
The Ames American Legion Post 37 Honor Guard is a group of legion members that perform burial ceremonies for the families of veterans. The ceremony consists of American and Legion flags, color guards, firing squad, and bugler. The firing squad will fire three volleys of seven members. After the last volley the bugler will play taps. Two legion members will then take the American Flag from the casket, properly fold it, and present it to the appropriate person. The Honor Guard performs in all weather conditions.If you would like the Honor Guard to perform at a funeral please call the post.