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.
Also a primary focus of Post 119: to serve the community of Estes Park and the surrounding valley.
Each year we pause to honor our veterans for the service that they have given to our nation. Here in Estes Park, all are invited to join American Legion Post 119 and the Estes Park Veterans Monument Committee on Veterans Day, Sunday November 11, 2018 in a commemoration and expression of gratitude to our nation’s Veterans.
Start the day with a hearty breakfast at Post 119, from 7-10:30am on the corner of highways 36 and 7 in Estes Park. With the exception of the World War II years, Post 119 has served a Veterans Day Breakfast every year since 1928. That breakfast is free for all Veterans and only $5 for all others thanks to the generous donations from local businesses. Breakfast will be cooked by Post 119’s Sons of the American Legion, and served by Cub Scout Pack 8 of Estes Park with assistance from the Post 119 Auxiliary. The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, pancakes, toast and the SOS (hamburger gravy on toast) of military tradition.
At 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, a ceremony is planned at the Estes Park Veterans Monument just west of the Estes Park Visitor Center. Veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces, through times of war and times of peace, are forever honored through this site. (NOTE THIS HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE AMERICAN LEGION HALL DUE TO FORECASTED WEATHER.)
This year, the ceremony will include a special tribute to John McCain, the American statesman, Vietnam Veteran, and former POW who died this past August.
Special recognition will be given to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, i.e. the ending, of World War I. The program will be led by Daniel R. Scace (Retired Brig. Gen. United States Air Force/Connecticut Air National Guard), and will include a reading by Capt. Dick Life (US Navy retired) of In Flanders Fields, with a reflection on the symbolic role of poppies to commemorate our fallen soldiers.
We hope that all of you will join us for the breakfast and the ceremony on Sunday November 11, 2018.
"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. It features American Legion Past 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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