In August of 1919 a meeting was held to finalize the formation of the Post and an invitation went out to all local veterans’ clubs to join. So on August 20th of 1919 Anchorage made its’ application for membership to the American Legion. Fifteen men signed this original application.
Word came on September 17, 1919 that the charter had been approved and returned to Anchorage. The first official general membership meeting was held on Friday September 19, 1919 at 2000 hours at the local Moose Hall. Thirty-three men showed up for the meeting. Elections for Officers were held and the Charter was signed/ratified.
As we approach our centennial Post 1 is very involved in the community. We make substantial donations to active military, veteran organizations, and youth programs all over Anchorage. Our members also donate their time to support these same causes.
We offer affordable meals almost every day of the week and our canteen is a comfortable place to relax and socialize. When the weather permits we have a great outdoor space for BBQ’s and picnics. We also rent meeting and event space.