American Legion Jack Henry Post 1

Veterans 4th of July Parade

We would like to invite you to participate in the Veterans 4th of July

Parade. The parade is a family oriented event in the downtown Anchorage area. It is a great chance to represent your organization and to Your support for Anchorage and for America.

Enclosed you will find the parade rules, regulations and fee schedule for this event. We are looking for creative and patriotic applicants for this year’s parade. Application does not guarantee acceptance.

This year’s parade will start at 11:00am on Sunday, July 4th 2021.

Staging will begin at 8:30am — 9:15am and the judging will begin at 9:30am — 10:15am. Awards will be presented at 10:30am.

Space is limited so we encourage you to apply right away! The

Deadline to apply is Monday June 21 st, 2021, applications received after that will be assessed a $10.00 late filing fee.

Please forward applications to:

Veterans 4th of July Parade Council

Bill Ross

PO Box 241867

Anchorage, AK 99524-1867

Email: wross244@yahoo.com

Phone: 907-223-0361

Welcome to Our New Website!

A new website for American Legion Jack Henry Post 1 has been needed for sometime, we are happy that day is finally here. We will be working over the winter to build out this website to help inform members, gain new members, and reach out to our community.

This site will be used to post our monthly calendar, a way for people to contact us, promote our donation based merchandise, provide an easy way for people to join or inquire about the post and a myriad of other tools

Thanks for reading and make sure to bookmark us.

 

Anchorage Alaska’s Oldest Veteran Grave Site

Join The American Legion in Alaska

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.

Join here https://www.legion.org/join

If you have served at least one day of active military duty since December 7, 1941 and were honorably discharged or you are still serving active military duty honorably, you are eligible for membership with The American Legion.

Veterans Strengthening Alaska

Department of Alaska Convention

The American Legion Anchorage Alaska

Membership Matters. Continue your service. Join America’s largest veterans service organization. Serving America. Serving Veterans.

Join today https://alaskapost1.org/join-post-1/

Easily Renew Your American Legion Membership

American Legion Anchorage Alaska

The American Legion developed this easy to use QR code to renew your membership, all you need is your last name and membership #.

Not a member already you can sign up online by visiting. https://alaskapost1.org/join-post-1/

Veterans Still Serving Alaska

Join the American Legion in Alaska. https://alaskapost1.org/join-post-1/ Post 1 is one of the largest and oldest veteran service organizations in Alaska, we’ve served Anchorage AK for 103 years. The camaraderie at Post 1 is awesome and we are strong supporters of vets and active duty as well as being very involved in the community.

Join Alaska American Legion

Anchorage Post 1 – Veterans Service Organization

The American Legion is the nation’s largest, most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs. Since 1919, Legionnaires have fought for the rights of servicemen and women. Today we stand 2.7 million members Nationwide, and have over 5,000 Legionnaires from The Department of Alaska

If you have served honorably during any eligible war eras or are on active duty today, serving honorably, become a member of The American Legion, Post 1 https://alaskapost1.org/join-post-1/

We’re veterans just like you who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation’s youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we’ve all earned – and were promised – by our service to the nation we love.

Post 1 is always there for you and your family – whether it is when we lobby in Washington, D.C. or at our local American Legion Posts throughout the state of Alaska. Just like you, we’re “Still Serving America!”

Active Duty Military Eligible for American Legion Membership.

Jack Henry Post 1 Anchorage Alaska.

The American Legion attracts younger veterans. Active-duty members are eligible to join – and they are joining. In fact, The American Legion has over 500,000 members who joined under the War on Terrorism and Persian Gulf.

Post 1 Membership https://alaskapost1.org/join-post-1/

Department Alaska at Large https://mylegion.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Membership/Join/MembershipJoinRegistration/ProductId/134075/RateCode/DMS_1YR_RATE1/sourcecode/DOL0001#legion-org-join-page

St. Patty’s Day

St. Patty's Day Celebration
St. Patricks Day
March 17th 2022
Menu;
Corned beef and cabbage
Potatoes and carrots
Slice of irish soda bread w/irish butter
     $10 plate
Bread pudding with Jameson whisky butter sauce and homemade whipcream.
      $5 plate
Door prizes, must be 21 to enter, members only.
Bagpipers starting at 4pm through eve.

Anchorage Post 1 Membership FAQ

Serving Alaska Veterans Since 1919

It’s easy to join directly with Post 1 https://alaskapost1.org/join-post-1/

What are the eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion?

Thanks to the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act), Congress expanded the current eligibility period to cover Dec. 7, 1941, to the present, and includes the current war campaigns. Previously, there were seven declared war periods. Now there are two, the current war period dating back to World War II and another war era covering World War I. No other restrictions to American Legion membership changed.

I’m currently on active duty. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are a veteran. All current active duty military are eligible for membership.

I didn’t retire from the military, but was on active duty during one of the qualifying time periods. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are a veteran. As long as you have served at least one day of federal active duty during any qualifying period, you are eligible for membership.

I served during one of the qualifying periods, but was never in a combat zone. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are a veteran. Location of active duty service is not a consideration for membership.

I’m currently in the National Guard/Reserve. My unit was activated under Title 10 orders during a qualifying time period. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are a veteran. Title 10 orders are issued by the Secretary of Defense and therefore are federal orders.

I’m currently a cadet at one of the U.S. Military Academies. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are a veteran. The American Legion has considered service in the military academies as eligible for membership since WWI.

Can I be an honorary or social member of The American Legion?

No. Per National Constitution and By-laws, no form or class of membership is authorized except regular active or paid up for life.

I served my entire military career in the National Guard/Reserves, and only have a DD214 from my Active Duty for Training that I was in during one of the qualifying dates. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are a veteran. In the mid-60s all basic training and occupational training schools were considered federal active duty service.

I served active duty as a SPAR, WAC, WASP, or WAVES during the one of the qualifying periods. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are a veteran.  Even though women served separately than men, their service is equal.

I served with allied military forces during one of the qualifying periods. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are a veteran, only if you were a U.S. citizen at the time of entry.

I enlisted and went to basic training, but received an uncharacterized discharge due to a medical condition. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are a veteran.

I’m eligible for The American Legion, but do not have a copy of my DD214 to show as proof of eligibility. How can I get one?

You can go to archives.gov/veterans to request another copy of your discharge papers. A copy of orders putting you on federal active duty can be used as proof of eligibility as well.

How much are the annual membership dues? $55

Anchorage Veterans Organization

Together, we make a difference

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.

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.

To JoinPost 1 https://alaskapost1.org/join-post-1/

If you have served at least one day of active military duty since December 7, 1941 and were honorably discharged or you are still serving active military duty honorably, you are eligible for membership with The American Legion.