2017-2018 Officers

American Legion Post 2 Officers

 

Commander - Sylvan Melroe

 

First Vice Commander - Dave Johnston

 

Second Vice Commander - Larry Lein

 

Adjutant - Christopher Hanson

 

Finance Officer - Tommy Tolman

 

Immediate Past Commander- Christopher Hanson

 

Sergeant at Arms - Jeff Hett

 

Assistant Sergeant at Arms - James Torkildson

 

Historian - Dr. John Chatelain

 

Chaplain - Wayne Wermagger

 

Executive Committee Member - Brad Aune

 

Executive Committee Member - Michele Olson

 

Executive Committee Member - Lynn Forde

 

Executive Committee Member - Hank Deyle

 

Executive Committee Member - Ron Matthews

 





News

 

November Post Meeting

 

Just a reminder of our Post Meetings are now taking place at the Baymont Inn (1340 21st Avenue South, Fargo).  The next meeting takes place on Tuesday, November 6th at 7pm!

VA Benefits Bulletin

 

CLICK HERE to read the November edition of the VA Benefits Bulletin!

Veteran e-Notifications!

 

Want to be notified of the latest veterans news and events in Cass County?  Then sign up for eNotifications!  CLICK HERE and enter your contact information to receive these handy notifications!

American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation
 
The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation was recently launched.  Funds will help needy military families and disabled veterans.  CLICK HERE to learn more
New York American Legion Honors Wounded Veterans
 
Marine Sgt. Eddie Ryan received a honorary Paid Up For Life membership during Patriot Highlander Challenge.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Thank You to Our Color Guard

 

Thank you to our outstanding Post 2 Color Guard for all that they do in and around the Fargo-Moorhead area. From posting colors are local patriotic and sports events to providing military rites and final honors at funerals, this group of dedicated individuals perform their duties diligently regardless of the day or weather conditions.

Legion Steps Up to Help Hurricane Victims, First Responders
 
A South Carolina post created hurricane relief kits for Soliders assisting with clean-up efforts, and an Arkansas post has uplifting letters written for those staying in shelters.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

From the National Commander

 

CLICK HERE to read the latest from our National Commander Brett Reistad.

California Post Opens Doors to Fire Evacuees, First Responders
 
Post 519 in Palm Springs served as a shelter for Cranston fire victims, serving food and announcing its assistance through news channels and a Legion ham radio station.  CLICK HERE to read more.
Finally, a New VA Medical Center in Colorado
 
The long-delayed and debated project ushers in a new era of care for Denver-area veterans.  CLICK HERE to read more.
American Troops Involved in Thai Cave Rescue
 
United States Special Operations Forces were called upon to help rescue the trapped boys’ soccer team.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Sweeping Veterans Health Care Bill Becomes Law

 

Among other provisions, the VA MISSION Act includes provisions to consolidate community care programs into a single, streamlined service and provides sufficient funding to extend the program through 2019.  CLICK HERE to read more.

A Century of Americanism

 

A Tennessee Post is marking the American Legion centennial by teaching area students about the flag.  CLICK HERE to read more!

North Dakota Veterans Home Director Receives Award

 

Mark Johnson, Director of the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon, has received the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) "Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Do You Know 2nd Lt. C.A. Jackson, 2nd Division, AEF?

 

A Wisconsin Legionnaire is looking to reunite a canteen with descendants of this World War I Soldier.  CLICK HERE to read on.

Commander Rohan Pledges to Work with New VA Secretary

 

The National Commander released a statement regarding the selection and confirmation for a new VA Secretary.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Electrical Stimulation Treatment Helps PTSD Patients

 

Treatment helps patients reduce stress, anxiety.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Final 100 Cities/100 Memorial Grant Recipients Named

 

The American Legion was involved with several winners, also designated as national centennial memorials.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Legacy Scholarship Gives Ohio Student Home

 

Chase Cooke received the college scholarship in honor of his father, a post-9/11 disabled veteran.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Survey Shows Veteran Households Support Research of Medical Cannabis

 

CLICK HERE to see the results of an American Legion survey conducted by an independent research company. 

Old Glory All Over the World

 

Wisconsin Boys State alum and current US Army Lieutenant has been able to fly his US flag in 21 countries spanning all seven continents.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Legion Reaffirms Position for a Stong America

 

National Commander Denise H. Rohan and Legion leadership meet in Indianapolis to vote on resolutions, receive donations and promote Family First! initiatives.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Are You a Past Post 2 Baseball Player?

 

If you are a past Post 2 Baseball player, please let us know!  Post 2 Baseball would like to put together a list of Legion members who have played Post 2 baseball into an "alumni list"! 

 

CLICK HERE to E-mail Adjutant Hanson to submit your name as a Post 2 baseball alum! 

Who Will Fill Our Shoes?
 

American Legion national commanders asks members of the NEC who is going to carry the organization into the next century.  CLICK HERE to read on.

America's Military is Losing Its Technology Edge

 

The global war on terrorism and reduced defense spending have taken their toll, even as rival nations are modernizing their forces.  CLICK HERE to read on.

VALOR at NDSU

 

VALOR (Veteran Alliance Organization) was created to improve the campus climate for military and veteran students at North Dakota State University.  The concept is to create a network of ADVOCATES made up of staff, faculty, and administrators at NDSU who are identified to our veteran students as people that they can go to for guidance and direction.

 

VALOR materials and training opportunities provide:

  • An understanding of military culture.
  • An understanding of potential issues student veterans face.
  • An awareness of the resources available to student veterans on and off our campus.

 

VALOR is sponsored by American Legion Post 400 and an Advisory Board that provides guidance and oversight.

 

Questions on the program can be directed to Adjutant Christopher Hanson or Past Commander Brad Aune, both who are Advisory Board members of VALOR.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NDSU VALOR PROGRAM!

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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