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!
Fargo VA Health Care System and Veterans Benefits Administration Town Hall & Claims Clinic
The Fargo VA Health Care System and Veterans Benefits Administration will host a Town Hall and Claims Clinic, September 3rd, at the Fargo VA Medical Center.
The Town Hall will be hosted by Fargo VA HCS acting Director, Dale DeKrey, and VBA Veterans Service Center Manager, Paula Heitmann.
The Town Hall will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the 3rd floor auditorium. The Claims Clinic will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. in a room adjacent to the 3rd floor Auditorium.
Veterans, families, and any organization or individual who works with or on behalf of Veterans are encouraged to attend. The purpose of the Town Hall is to share information, hear feedback, and answer questions on VA health care, community based outpatient clinics, access, mental health and specialty care, and to hear feedback, thoughts or concerns, and answer questions about VA benefits.
During the Claims Clinic, Veterans can submit claims for compensation benefits and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits. Secure electronic access to Veteran benefit records will be available, and participants can ask questions on compensation claims and available benefits.
For more information, call the Fargo VA HCS Public Affairs office at (701) 239-3724.
Legion Members to Play the Pickled Parrot
Christopher Hanson, Post 2 Commander, along with Eddie Schwind and James Landman, Post 2 members, are local professional musicians in the Fargo-Moorhead area, and their band Helena Handbasket is playing at the Pickled Parrot in the basement of the American Legion Post 2 Friday night.
Come check them out if you're free! Variety rock and roll with a four-horn twist and one of the most energetic stage shows in town, don't miss it! One night only!
The 2015 Jass Festival - Success!
Thanks to all of the folks who came out for the Saturday and Sunday productions of the 2015 Jass Festival! We were blessed with great weather both days and wonderful crowds! Between the two days, we saw approximately 700 people in and out of our various performances.
Thanks to the American Legion and Auxiliary members who stepped up to help with children's activities, concessions, and setup and tear down of the festival! Your help was very much appreciated. And we were able to raise about $450 to be donated to both American Legion programs and the Fargo VA Medical Center!
Post 2 Baseball Class 2A Legion State Baseball Title
Congratulations to Post 2 Baseball! CLICK HERE to read more!
Officer Who Returned Fire in Chattanooga Recruiting Station Could Face Charges
Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez attacked the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center on July 16 with a handgun and an assault rifle, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tim White returned fire. Now it is possible that Lt. Cmdr. White may be charged with a crime for illegally discharging his firearm on federal property. CLICK HERE to read more about this.
Congratulations to Post 2 Executive Committee member and Past Commander Dave Johnston along with Post 297 member Dave Rice on their awards presented during Navy Week. Veterans being rewarded for their service to our service members and our veterans, we couldn't be more proud!
Legion Celebrates End of Mt. Soledad Cross Standoff
The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association purchased land from the Department of Defense to preserve the 43-foot Mount Soledad cross. CLICK HERE to read more about this story.
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!
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.
Scouts' Cross-Country Bike Trip Shatters Donations Goal
After riding roughly 3,600 miles, three Boy Scouts and a Vietnam veteran brought in nearly $20,000 for Operation Comfort Warriors. CLICK HERE to read more.
From the Commander
CLICK HERE to read the latest from our National Commander Mike Helm.
Legion Survey to Measure Effectiveness of PTSD/TBI Treatment
Veterans will be asked to identify treatment programs they are using and to rate quality, access and timeliness of said care. CLICK HERE to learn more about this story.
Boys Nation 2015
CLICK HERE to read about American Legion Boys National 2015 taking place in Washington, DC!
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!
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 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!