Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co, has developed an offering that they call Legion Ale, complete with a logo especially designed for Post 119! Many thanks to Nick and Wade for this honor! You can enjoy Legion Ale at the Post 119 Social Club.
Post 119 has the good fortune of existing within a community that attracts visitors from across the nation. That makes one of the American Legion's standing traditions especially meaningful here in Estes Park. Legionnaires from other posts bring their post license plates to Post 119, to exchange for one from our post. Our collection from other posts is rather impressive, and is symbolic of the rich opportunities for meeting other Veterans through our Post membership.
Estes Park American Legion Post 119 is home to a Blue Star Marker in its front yard, and has a Blue Star Service Banner Program. Blue Star Service Banners are displayed by families who have a loved one serving in the armed forces of the United States. The banner displayed in the front window of a home shows a family’s pride in their loved one and reminds others that preserving America’s freedom demands a lot. Any Estes Park area family with a loved one serving in the military may contact American Legion Post 119 to receive a Blue Star Service Banner for display.
The Blue Star Service Banner was designed and patented in 1917 by World War I Army Captain Robert L. Queissner of the 5th Ohio Infantry who had two sons serving on the front line. The blue star represents the family member serving in the armed forces. If that individual is killed or dies while serving, the blue star is superimposed with a gold star. The Blue Star Mothers and Gold Star Mothers organizations were established during World War I and remain active today.
Blue Star Service Banners were widely used across America during World Wars I and II, but were not embraced during the Korean or Vietnam wars with the same enthusiasm. With this program, the American Legion is rekindling the spirit of pride in our military men and women. For more information or to receive a Blue Star Service Banner, contact Post 119 at 970-586-6118.