Welcome to the internet home of the Gilbert C. Grafton American Legion Post 2 of Fargo, North Dakota. Here, you will find all the latest information on the happenings of Post 2 located in historic downtown Fargo. The post is alive and well and contributing to the community!
Post 43 Documentary Trailer
Take four minutes and watch this trailer to a documentary about American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood. Believe us, it's not a waste of your time at all! We look forward to seeing the full documentary in the future.
Commander Dellinger to Meet with President, VA Chief
American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger will meet one-on-one Friday morning with President Barack Obama at the White House, just a short time after Dellinger and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will have a similar meeting in the nation’s capital. Discussion will be about how current affairs and budget woes are affecting the lives of our veterans. CLICK HERE to learn more!
VAVS Report - April
The VA Volunteer Recognition Banquet will be held at the Moorhead Veterans of Foreign War in Dilworth, MN on April 29th. Awards and recognition at the banquet will be given to recipients of the 300 Hour Youth Award, 100 Hour Volunteer Award, and 15 Year Service (Pin) Award.
With all of the building projects going on at the VA, parking continues to be a problem. However we been promised more parking for volunteers south of the current parking lot.
The Healing Gardens project needs more help to bring the goal to a reality. Hopefully we will be able to get more volunteers to assist in this project, mainly the landscaping. Much more has to be done to get ready. This project will provide a calm and peaceful space for veterans and their families when they need to step away from the hospital settings.
There continues to be a shortage of iPods and MP3 music for our veterans in the medical center. Thanks to Commander Bradley Aune for aiding in solving this problem.
You may donate magazine subscriptions and have them shipped directly to the VA or donate funds that will be used to purchase magazines for the book cart and clinic waiting areas.
There continues to be needs such as $10.00 Wal Mart gift cards, canteen coupon books, $40.00 Cenex gift cards for gasoline, amd vouchers for the bus (to help veterans get home after visits to the VA.)
If you are interested in volunteering at the VA, please contact me or contact Karinn (at the VA) at (701) 239-3700, extension 3397 or log on to www.bloodhero.com (code: VA-medical) to make an appointment online.
From the Commander
Fellow Legionnaires of Post #2,
One of the pillars of the American Legion is child and youth activities. We have our “official” youth programs that we support, but there are several other ways that you as a Legion member can get involved with youth activities. I have been a volunteer coach for 6 years with the Fargo Youth Football programs. The picture attached is of me and my son Hunter, also a hockey player, at the Father/Son end-of-season hockey game. I have talked to other parents of the youth teams that my kids are on and let them know what the Legion does. I am thinking that I will get some new members from this but more importantly, it is showing that the Legion membership is involved in the community. I encourage any of you that are involved with youth programs to talk about the Legion and to tell us about what you do in our community. It would be great to hear all the good things that Post 2 members are doing with youth programs.
American Legion Post 2
Revitalization Discussion, Part II
CLICK HERE to review the Revitalization Report by Adjutant Christopher Hanson. This report was briefed a the February Post Meeting.
WE NEED YOUR HELP - Building Projects
We are desperately in need of help around the building at Post 2. An endless list of tasks is building and growing and your aid is needed in the form of "sweat equity". Cleaning and maintenance in and around the building is essential and we are calling on you to help us out if possible.
Most tasks are routine and do not take too much time. There are a limited number of large projects that also need to be taken care of as well. Any help you can contribute would be appreciated very much.
Our monthly Field Day is taking place this coming Monday, March 3rd from 4pm-7pm. PLEASE CONSIDER COMING DOWN AND HELPING OUT AROUND THE BUILDING THAT AFTERNOON/EVENING!
Contact Christopher Hanson at (701) 306-7567 or Tommy Tolman at (701) 237-4013 to volunteer today.
"Veterans are Unteachable"
CLICK HERE to read an unbelievable story about what a college instructor claims to be her findings regarding students who are military veterans. This will shock and enrage you!
From the National Commander
CLICK HERE to read a message from our National Commander, Dan Dellinger.
Legion Talks on FOX News about VA Backlog Issues
CLICK HERE to watch Peter Gaytan – executive director of The American Legion’s Washington office – on “Fox and Friends” discussing the Department of Veterans Affairs claims backlog.
American Legion Mobile Apps
Do you use a smartphone? Or perhaps a tablet or mobile device? And are you a member of the American Legion? If so, CLICK HERE to read about great American Legion apps that are available for your devices! You can also CLICK HERE to go directly to a download page for these apps.
Join the Paid Up For Life Program
CLICK HERE to learn more about the American Legion Paid Up For Life Program.
The Pickled Parrot
Have you been down to the Pickled Parrot in the American Legion lately? Great drinks, great service, gaming (blackjack and pull tabs), and outstanding entertainment on the weekends - get downtown and check it out! For current Legion members, present your 2014 membership card and get your second drink free. Support the Pickled Parrot at the American Legion, open Tuesday-Saturday, 4pm-2am.
To learn more about The Pickled Parrot at the American Legion, CLICK HERE!
Why Join the Legion?
Looking for good reasons to join or convince someone to join the American Legion? Wondering if it would be worth it to start up again after letting your membership lapse? CLICK HERE to read more about why you should join us in our mission and cause!