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


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.


Labor Day BBQ

Make sure to bring a covered side dish to share!

4th of July Celebration

March Calendar

Event Calendar

Elections ere March 4 at 7pm, bring your 2021 Post 1 card to vote for the leadership of the post.

New Menu at American Legion Post 1

New Bar Menu in Anchorage Alaska for American Legion Post 1 for Curbside Pickup

For years Post 1 has done Taco Night, or Hamburger Night, there was always a food night. No longer, we now have a full bar menu with plenty of good and affordable choices. Food is served 4-8 pm daily, if you choose to call instead of visiting please let it ring, the outside heaters are very loud 907-272-5242.

Join American Legion Jack Henry Post 1!

Serving Anchorage Alaska Since 1919

Become a member of American Legion Post 1!

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Eligibility Information

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving – you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

Why You Should Join

The American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families and communities in thousands of ways every day around the world. Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism and advocacy.

  • Free subscription to American Legion Magazine and AK. Department Newspaper
  • Community volunteerism, involvement, and donations
  • Service officer to help with benifits (do not have to be a member)
  • National advocacy on veteran related issues
  • Help local veterans and youth
  • Member discounts

Membership Early Bird Dinner

Stop by the post today 10/24/2020 and enjoy an October Fest meal on us. Renew your membership or sign up today!

Join American Legion Post 1 in Anchorage Alaska

Are you a veteran? If you are, you are are eligible to join the American Legion Jack Henry Post 1.

Post 1 has served Anchorage Alaska since 1919. We help active duty, veterans, and children and youth programs all over Alaska.

We have food 7 days a week 4 – 8 pm, pool tables, shuffleboard, darts, and the best backyard with fire pit in Anchorage.

You can also sign up by contacting us at or 907-272-5242.

Post 1 Anchorage Letter to Membership

March 27th 2020 Post Update

Today the mayor added an additional 14 days to the Anchorage ‘hunker down” health mandate. This months general membership meeting is cancelled and the bar remains closed until the city and state reopen us. The executive board will continue to discuss post business through email.

DJ Jones and I have been doing buddy checks. We started with our most senior members and are working down the list, we have contacted about 100 members. If you need assistance please call me anytime at 253-906-9983, Bryan is also at the post Tuesday thru Saturday 11 am to 5 pm or so. We are ready to help and serve any member of the post.

Bryan Alvey the club manager continues to be employed and is handling day to day operations, including cleaning, scheduling of contractors, building inspections, and general improvement of operations. The other employees elected to file unemployment.

Other good news, we officially hit 100% and for the first time in a long time we are 600 Legion members strong. Please continue to recruit, tell a friend or just have them call me so can I tell them about all the good Post 1 does for active duty, veterans, and children and youth in Anchorage.

We continue to serve curbside BBQ Friday thru Sunday 12-5 pm. Use Door Dash for delivery or call us at 907-272-5242.

Thanks and stay healthy.

Commander – Michael Downs

March 20th 2020

Dear Post 1 Legionnaire, Auxiliary, and Son’s of American Legion Member,

These are odd times and our lives going forward may be changed forever. However Post 1 has been serving Anchorage for 100 years with no plans to go anywhere regardless of what is thrown at us. We want you to be safe and follow the policies in place and all health guidelines from the CDC.

If you are a member of the post or a veteran we are here to help you through this war against the virus. Please contact Michael Downs at 253-906-9983 or We plan to call and check on some of our senior members and will help however we can.

As I’m sure everyone is aware we had to close the doors to the bar and food service on Sunday night. We were forced to make a decision on our 7 employees whether to send them to unemployment or pay them for cleaning and other things that need to be done at the post. The executive board voted to pay them until March 31st and then reassess. Those who want to work are, some chose unemployment.

We are serving to go smoked BBQ on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 5pm. We hope that you will support us as we try to support our staff, I promise it’s good stuff.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us. Bryan is at the post Tuesday Through Saturday and you can call me anytime at 253-906-9983. We are looking forward to one heck of a April Fools party at the post.


Michael Downs Post 1 Commander

Email –

Phone – 907-272-5242

Website –

Address – 840 W Fireweed Ln. Anchorage AK. 99517

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Yoga at American Legion Post 1

Free Yoga at American Legion Post 1 Anchorage Alaska

We provide a yoga class every Monday from 7pm to 8pm, inside or outside depending on weather. The class is taught by instructor Michael King, guests are welcome as we will sign you in and we can explore membership options as a veteran, son of a veteran, or the woman’s auxiliary.

Yoga Instructor