About the American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.


Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Heroes to Hometowns program connects local Legionnaires with recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing a variety of support activities. The Legion raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families and to provide college scholarship opportunities.


The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.


The American Legion Preamble


For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:


To uphold and defend the Constitution of The United States of America;


To maintain law and order;


To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;


To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars;


To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community state and nation;


To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;


To make right the master of might;  


To promote peace and good will on earth;


To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of Justice, Freedom and Democracy;


To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.


December Post Meeting- December 7th


Just a reminder of our December Post Meeting taking place on Tuesday, December 7th in the basement meeting room of the VFW (201 Broadway, Fargo) in downtown Fargo. At the meeting, we'll hear from 1st District Commander Dennis Kubischta. We'll also be talking about a special December project helping transitioning and homeless veterans in cooperation with the Homeless Veterans Program of the VA.
Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

COVID-19 Booster Shots at the VA


The Fargo VA Health Care System is continuing to give Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for certain populations.

Those who fall in to the eligibility categories referenced below can WALK IN (no appointment required) and receive Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine booster doses at the Fargo VA Medical Center’s third floor auditorium on the following dates and times:

Nov. 4: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nov. 5: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nov. 8: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nov. 9: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nov. 10: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nov. 12: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
*No booster clinic on Nov. 11.

CDC recommendations for booster doses: For individuals who received a Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster dose at six months or more after their initial series:
• 65 years and older
• Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
• Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
• Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, booster doses are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. CDC’s recommendations allow for mix-and-match dosing for booster shots. The Fargo VA Health Care System is administering only Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine booster doses at this time. Definition of booster dose – a vaccine dose provided after a two-dose series is completed to attempt to address the waning immunity from the original series.

Post Meeting - December 7th


Our next Post Meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the VFW (201 Broadway, Fargo) in downtown Fargo!


Post Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month.
We hope to see you at the meeting!

Guest Speakers and Special Guests at the November Post Meeting


Thanks to Department Commander Steve Anderson for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit us at our November Post Meeting!


Thanks also to our guest speakers who shared their time with us at our November Post Meeting!  Diana Hall (above), the Homeless Program Manager for the VA's Community Resource and Referral Center and Jennifer Lieder (below), the Cemetery Manager for the Fargo National Cemetery shared a lot of great information with us tonight!


A Salute to Our Afghanistan Veterans
CLICK HERE to read a special salute to our Afghanistan veterans by National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford.
Memorial Service at Lindenwood Park
During Navy Week, which took place July 19-25, the Commanding Officer of the USS North Dakota, Cmdr. Robert Edmonson III, along with his wife, Melissa, and the Chief and two enlisted Sailors from the submarine crew participated in a memorial service at Lindenwood Park in Fargo. The Post 2 Color Guard also participated as they conducted honors along with taps.
The Chaplain from Navy Operational Support Center Fargo provided the prayer.
It was an honor for the Navy & Post 2 to provide these honors.
Memorial Service at Fargo National Cemetery
It was an honor to have Cmdr. Robert Edmonson III, Commander of the USS North Dakota, along with Navy personnel from the USS North Dakota and Navy Operational Support Center Fargo as a part of a Memorial Service at the Fargo National Cemetery last month.
Military Honors were conducted by the Fargo Memorial Honor Guard on a beautiful summer day.
Several members from Post 2 are also members of the Fargo Memorial Honor Guard.

How to Help Afghan Allies


The American Legion is in search of veterans looking to help resettled Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) and refugees.  Many of these Afghans assisted American forces in Afghanistan as interpreters during the Global War on Terrorism.


For more information, please CLICK HERE.

100 Miles for Hope


CLICK HERE to read a message from National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford regarding the 100 Miles for Hope.

More Ways to Help Disabled Veterans, Families in Need


The American Legion has expanded the ways in which participants in the second annual 100 Miles for Hope can support disabled veterans and military families in need.  CLICK HERE to learn more!

American Legion Posts 'Saving Lives' Through Vaccine Efforts


American Legion Herman Kent Post 777 in Jamestown, NY already had a strong relationship with the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) prior to the coronavirus pandemic.  But both entities recently expanded that relationship in an effort to get as many COVID-19 vaccines out to area veterans.


CLICK HERE to read more!

Thank You!


Thank you to District 1 Commander Ben Bush of Harwood for stopping by our Post Meeting in March!  We appreciate your time and are glad to have you as our leader of our area district!

100 Miles for Hope


Be a part of the 2021 100 Miles for Hope to raise funds and awareness for the American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation (V&CF).  CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can participate!

What to know about the virtual Washington Conference


This year’s American Legion Washington Conference will be virtual, due to safety concerns regarding the ongoing pandemic.  However, the conference, which is from March 1 to 4, has a packed agenda and technology allows Legionnaires to participate from wherever they may be.


CLICK HERE to learn more about the conference.

From the National Commander


CLICK HERE to read the latest from our National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford.

What Veterans Need to Know About Getting the Vaccine from the VA


As an influx of veterans are seeking the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, many want clarity on when and where they will be able to get their vaccines.  CLICK HERE to read more.

‘We Must End This Uncivil War,’ President Biden Says


Just before noon on January 20th, Joe Biden took the oath of office of as the 46th President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States.  CLICK HERE to read more.

American Legion Condemns Violence in U.S. Capitol


American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford unequivocally condemned the attacks on the U.S. Capitol.  CLICK HERE to read more.

COVID-19 Vaccines


The VA is working hard to get COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans as quickly and safely as possible.  CLICK HERE to sign up and help them understand your interest in getting a vaccine when one is available to you.  They’ll send you updates on how they’re providing vaccines across the country - and when you can get your vaccine if you want one.

Suicide Prevention for Veterans and Military Service Members Information


Suicide is a very serious subject with our veterans and our currently serving service members. Please take some time to learn how to recognize when veterans are in distress and how to react and help if they are in trouble.
Here are some helpful web links to help you learn more:
The Veterans Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day to those who are in need of help. Dial 800-273-8255, then select 1.
For more information, please contact Fargo VA Suicide Prevention Education and Outreach Specialist Nicole Veselka, BSN, RN at (701) 239-3700, ext. 3370.

HeartSprings Community Healing Center


Thank you to Jan Nelson for stopping in at our Post Meeting to talk about the programs and classes offered at HeartSprings Community Healing Center!  CLICK HERE to learn more about them and the services that they offer.

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!

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.



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.



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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