American Legion Post 37

Value Statement

A VETERAN IS A VETERAN – which means The American Legion embraces all current and former members of the military and endeavors to help them transition into their communities.

SELFLESS SERVICE – which means The American Legion celebrates all who contribute to something larger than themselves and inspires others to serve and strengthen America.

AMERICAN VALUES AND PATRIOTISM – which means The American Legion advocates for upholding and defending the United States Constitution, equal justice and opportunity for everyone and discrimination against no one, youth education, responsible citizenship and honoring military service by observing and participating in memorial events.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – which means The American Legion meets the unique needs of local communities.

ADVANCING THE VISION – which means The American Legion educates, mentors and leads new generations of Americans.

HONOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US – which means The American Legion pays perpetual respect for all past military sacrifices to ensure they are never forgotton by new generations.

The American Legion’s motto is “Veterans Strengthening America.”



Commander – Jay Sisco
First Vice Commander – Dave Rehbein
Second Vice-Commander – Open
Adjutant – Doug MacCrae
Finance Officer – Randy Freel
Service Officer – Bob Bellinghausen
Chaplain – Ricky Thompson
Sergeant-at-Arms – Derek Kraayenbrink
Historian – Jennifer Rehbein
Judge-Advocate –  
Executive Board    Randy Breyfogle, Keven Brace, Frank Andrew, John Baldwin



If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving – you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).

Membership Application

American Legion dues are $45 annually.

To be considered for membership, please fill out the attached application and mail or drop off to 225 Main St, Ames, IA  50010

American Legion Membership Application