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) In other words, the American Legion exists to serve the community at-large as well as the veterans in the community. Explore our website to learn about some of the ways we make this happen.
A primary focus of American Legion Post 119 is to serve Veterans and their families. Find out the ways we do this.
Learn about the American Legion Family and the ways in which we live our mission here in Estes Park.
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This 4th of July at the Legion might have been the best ever! Great music, lots of wonderful food, and a community of friendly faces topped off by a spectacular fireworks show!
A custom-built western saddle crafted by J. David Huey, a well-known Texas saddle maker. Winner is Loren Shriver of Estes Park!
A pair of tickets to the July 27, 2018 Cheyenne Rodeo and the evening Toby Keith concert. Winner is Cody Walker of Estes Park!
A $50 gift certificate to a tack store. Winner is Corinne Burke of Estes Park!
Thanks again to Bill Marshall and his daughter Marianne Marshall-Gibson for their generous saddle donation. And thank YOU for your support!
On June 27, American Legion Post 119 installed their new slate of officers for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at a combined meeting of the Legion, Sons, and Auxiliary of Post 119. Outgoing Commander Terry Rizzuti opened the meeting with an acknowledgement of special guest Robb D. Smith, the new Department Commander for the State of Colorado. The installation was conducted by American Legion District 4 Commander, Harry Fisher. New Post 119 Commander Loren Shriver set the tone for his term with a call for involvement and teamwork by all members of Post 119 as the post continues on its path of supporting veterans and their families, youth programs and the community.
District 4 Commander Harry Fisher, new Post 119 Commander Loren Shriver, outgoing Post 119 Commander Terry Rizzuti, and Department Commander for the State of Colorado Robb D. Smith.
The new slate of officers for Post 119 (from left to right) includes Thor Homme (Sergeant-At-Arms), Bill Marshall (Finance Officer), Richard Erbe (Adjutant), John Micek (Historian), Loren Shriver (Commander), Art Bloom
(Sr. Vice Commander), Mike Wold (Chaplain), Ryan Leahy (Jr. Vice Commander), and Kendra Ryan (Assistant Service Officer). Missing from photo: Michael Moore (Veteran Service Officer).
"Our Town. Unfiltered. American Legion Post 119."
by Nick Mollé Productions.
Hosted by local journalist, Claire Mollé, this episode investigates the key purposes of the American Legion in Estes Park. It features American Legion Commander, Terry Rizzuti, as he describes his experience as a Marine in the Vietnam War, and why the American Legion is such an important organization. The show goes on to explore the challenges that Post 119 is facing and what it means for the future of the Post.
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