The primary purpose of the American Legion is to provide a support network for Veterans and their families, and Post 119 is committed to that mission. Beyond that purpose, from the National Legion website we read, “The American Legion was chartered ... as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is...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. “ (emphases added) The American Legion exists to serve the community at-large as well as the veterans in the community.
The primary focus of Circle 119 is to serve Veterans and their families.
Learn about the Circle 119 Family and the ways in which we live our mission.
An additional focus of Circle 119 is to serve the community of Estes Park and the surrounding valley.
For years we have worked on identifying how we can replace the deteriorated siding on the historic Legion building that is a community eyesore. Through much effort, construction is now underway to replace the siding, increase insulation on the building, replace several deteriorated wooden frame windows and upgrade the maintenance shed.
Through a generous gift of siding and paint from Lowe’s, Blue Peaks Roofing gave us an offer of $84,000 to side (with Hardie Board) and paint (two coats) the entire building. Thanks to a generous construction industry fundraiser led by Mike Abernathy and Soderburg Roofing, we had a tremendous head start on the needed funding. Our good fortunes continued, as the Krumme Family Fund pledged a $25,000 matching grant opportunity to help pay for this project. We now need to raise only $5,000 more to meet our obligation of this matching grant.
Please consider making a general contribution to the overall siding project.
You can make donations at our website: https://esteslegion.org/donate-now or mail them to the Estes Park Post 119 Charitable Foundation, PO Box 127, Estes Park, CO 80517. The Post 119 Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) under the IRS tax code.
Replacing the siding is critical to preserve our building’s structure into the Legion’s 2nd Century and to raise the stature of our Legion in the community.
Work has commenced!
Your support and contributions will enable us to improve conditions at Post 119. Your generous donation will make our 2nd Century Fund goals a reality.
We love our guests and our members, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
PO Box 127, 850 North Saint Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado 80517
03:00 pm – 09:00 pm
May be open additional hours for appointments or special events.