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!
American Legion District 1 Spring Meeting
You are invited to attend the American Legion District 1 Spring Meeting taking place Friday, April 15th at our very own American Legion Post 2 in downtown Fargo. We hope that you can come out and enjoy some social time with your fellow American Legion members from around the region in addition to learning new and exciting things that are on the horizon for our Posts and for our veterans.
Social time begins at 5:30pm with dinner following at 6pm. The combined Post and Auxiliary meeting will begin at 7pm with split-outs to follow. Once both meetings are completed, dessert will be served by the Auxiliary. All are invited to spend additional time socializing downstairs in the Pickled Parrot after.
Cost of dinner is $10. We ask that you RSVP with Post 2 Commander Christopher at firstname.lastname@example.org as our Post 2 officers will be preparing the meal and need a count as to how many people they will be cooking for.
Please come out and support our Post and our District. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
District 1 Commander, 2015-2016
Post 2 Second Vice Commander, 2015-2016
ROTC Awards Presented at North Dakota State University
American Legion Post 2 had the honor of presenting awards for outstanding military leadership and scholastic achievment at the Bison Battalion ROTC Military Ball earlier this month. Post 2 members Syl Melroe, a member of the Executive Board and John Chatelain, Second Vice Commander were on hand to present the awards.
Military Excellence Medal
The Military Excellence Medal, this year being presented to two Cadets, is awarded to Cadets for being in the top 25% of their ROTC classes and demonstrating outstanding qualities of military leadership, discipline, character and citizenship.
Cadet Joshua Fergel
Cadet Devin Bykonen
Scholastic Excellence Medal
The Scholastic Excellence Medal, this year also being presented to two Cadets, is awarded to Cadets for being in the top 10% in their class in academic studies, the top 25% of their class in ROTC subjects, have demonstrated qualities of leadership, and have actively participated in related student activities such as student organizations, constructive activities, or sports.
Cadet Joshua Baneck
Cadet Zacharaih Moen
American Legion Post 2 Outstanding Cadet Saber
The final and most prestigious award we present annually is the Fargo American Legion Post 2 Saber, awarded to the top Cadet in the ROTC program.
Cadet Ryan Doblar
Providing a Membership 'Spark'
A district revitalization effort (similar to the event we conducted last February) in Wisconsin brought in 52 new, renewed or headquarters post members into local Legion posts. CLICK HERE to read more about their experience!
DOD Urged to Review Awards for the Medal of Honor
More than 1,000 post-9/11 recipients of awards for valor to be reviewed for upgrades to the Medal of Honor. CLICK HERE to read more about this story.
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.
Contact Christopher Hanson at (701) 306-7567 or Tommy Tolman at (701) 237-4013 to volunteer today.
Success and Failure in Syria
Understanding our successes and failures in Syria takes a great deal of reviewing the past and how things go to where they are today. CLICK HERE to read more about what the American Legion considers the good and the bad of what has gone down in Syria.
Join the American Legion's Thunderclap
American Legion National Commander calls on Washington to put actions and accountability behind words, and on social media followers to amplify the message. CLICK HERE to learn more.
From the National Commander
CLICK HERE to read the latest from our National Commander Dale Barnett.
Legion to Congress: VA Accountability Means Action, Not Just Words
National Commander Dale Barnett presents Legion’s legislative priorities to joint session of House, Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs. CLICK HERE to read more.
Milwaukee Police Rescue Flag from Burning
Milwaukee Police restore honor to American flag torn and burned by protester on the eve of Veterans Day. CLICK HERE to read more on this story.
Stolen Valor - A Lot More Prevalent Than You Even Know
People say that Stolen Valor is a victimless crime. Tell that to the person who got bumped from a valor flight for a guy with a phony POW story. Tell that to the people who honor these people, only to find out they lied about the whole thing. CLICK HERE to read more in the Burn Pit column.
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 2015 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!