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!
Thanks to all of our Post 2 delegates who attended the Department Convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks this past weekend. Thanks also to the folks at Post 6 in Grand Forks for putting on a great convention! Be sure to come to the July Post Meeting to hear more about the convention!
Shatner, Legion Riders Kick Off Journey
'Star Trek' actor is retracing his path along Route 66 to help The American Legion raise awareness and funds for its Legacy Scholarship. CLICK HERE and watch the video below to learn more!
Post 2 Baseball Military Night - Tuesday, June 23rd
Thank you to Post 2 Baseball for a wonderful night at Jack Williams Stadium! Military Night at the ballpark was a wonderful success. On behalf of our American Legion members in addition to all veterans in the FM area, thank you for putting on this wonderful event!
Christopher Hanson, Post Commander, American Legion Post 2
Congratulations to Legionnaire Aune
Congratulations to Bradley Aune of Post 2 on the occasion of being awarded the 2015 Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Specialist of the Year as awarded by the Disabled American Veterans. Aune, a retired First Sergeant, served in the United States Marine Corps and the Army National Guard. He is a Past Commander of our Post and is slated to serve on the Executive Committee for 2015-2016. Join us in congratulating Legionnaire Aune, this award was well deserved!
2015-2016 Post Officers
Congratulations to the following American Legion members who were elected Post Officers for 2015-2016:
Christopher Hanson- Commander, Mike Haugen- 1st Vice Commander, John Chatelain- 2nd Vice Commander, Bob Jacobson- Adjutant, Tom Tolman- Finance Officer, Jeff Hett- Sergeant at Arms, Will Hebert- Assistant Sergeant at Arms, Cathy Keogh- Historian, Wayne Wermager- Chaplain, Brad Aune- Executive Committee, Larry Lein- Executive Committee, Lynn Forde- Executive Committee, Dave Johnston- Executive Committee, and Syl Melroe- Executive Committee
American Legion Post 2 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 2 members volunteered to answer phones for Prairie Public Television on December 7th.
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.
The American Flag
"There is no organization more passionate or more knowledgeable about our flag than The American Legion..."
CLICK HERE to read more from National Commander Mike Helm on the American Legion's love and respect of our national colors.
Post 2 Baseball is Back
CLICK HERE to learn more about Post 2 Baseball! Check out all the information on the teams and coaches! Check out the schedule and get out to beautiful Jack WIlliams Stadium for a game!
From the Commander
CLICK HERE to read the latest from our National Commander Mike Helm.
Fargo VA Needs
A few new items have been added to the wish list for donations at the Fargo VA. They include the following:
WHEELCHAIR GLOVES: Seeking donations of Large and Extra Large wheelchair gloves for Veterans or funds to purchase gloves.
GUEST RELATIONS: Monetary donations for coffee, orange juice, condiments, cups and supplies for Greeter Program & waiting rooms.
COUPON BOOK FUND: Funds to purchase Canteen coupon books. Canteen coupon books are provided to Veterans who have no means to purchase a meal while attending appointments at the Fargo VA. Books may also be used for emergent needs of Veterans that can be purchased at the VA.
Please contact Karinn R. Davidson, Chief, Voluntary Service at the Fargo VA, at
(701) 239-3700, extension 9-3397 if you have questions or if you wish to donate any of these items or funds.
The Story of Our Flag Endures
To see the US flag in Vietnam was to remember who we were, why we were there and the homes we longed to see again. CLICK HERE to read more.
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!