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