Welcome

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!

Department Convention - Holiday Inn, Fargo

 

American Legion Post 2 will host the Department of North Dakota American Legion Convention this coming weekend at the Holiday Inn here in Fargo.  Please consider attending the convetion to learn more about the direction we as a Department are headed!

 

More information can be found by CLICKING HERE

Teen Creates US Flag with 4,466 Toy Soldiers

 

Jacob Feazel of Peru, Indiana, spray painted the soldiers red, white and blue to create a 4-by-6 flag for a senior art project.  CLICK HERE to read more!


 

Return of War Medal: 'We have him back with us'

 

The discovery of a Vietnam War veteran's medals at a Goodwill store sent Legionnaires cross-country to return them to the veteran's widow.  CLICK HERE to read more.


 

50 Year Member - Dennis D. Weinkauf
50 Year Member - Raymond T. Myers
50 Year Member - Larry H. Franek
60 Year Member - Bob Lechner

50, 60, and 70 Year Awards


Congratulations to all of our 50, 60, and 70 year members of the American Legion!  At our May Post Meeting, we had four our own members who were able to be in attendance to receive their awards!  Thank you for your service to our country and your service to Post 2!

 


Christopher Hanson
Post 2 Commander, 2015-2016

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO READ A FULL LIST OF TASKS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF IN THE POST 2 BUILDING!

 

Contact Christopher Hanson at (701) 306-7567 or Tommy Tolman at (701) 237-4013 to volunteer today.



News

Women Veterans: Tell Us Your Stories

 

Legion survey wants to know female veterans' experiences with accessing heath care, transitioning to civilian life and using education benefits.  CLICK HERE to participate in this survey.

From the National Commander

 

CLICK HERE to read the latest from our National Commander Dale Barnett.

Legion Fights Efforts to Privatize VA Care

 

National Commander Barnett: Proposal lacks any real understanding of complexities of VA and serves primarily to set up the private industry to benefit.  CLICK HERE and HERE to read more.

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.

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!



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