A packed house had the privilege of listening to a former Tuskegee "Top Gun" Airman tell about his service in this unique division of the armed forces.
When one of our own Auxiliary members, Tammy Grewe, had to face the physical, emotional, and financial trials of breast cancer, Post 119 and friends decided it was time to hold a Cancer Benefit to help pay the medical bills for victims like Tammy. A huge success brought in over $14,000 for this mission!
American Legion Post 119 and Flinch Forward held a 9/11 Remembrance of the 2,983 men, women and children who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. We also honored our local veteran and active duty military, firefighters and police officers. American Legion Commander Loren Shriver, Estes Valley Fire Protection District Training Officer Paul Capo, Estes Park Police Department Captain Corey Pass and Flinch Forward Board Member and US Navy Reserve Commander Kendra Ryan spoke on behalf of their organizations. An honor guard was present and there was a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims. Refreshments were provided by Poppys Pizza and You Need Pie.
September 15 was a great day for American Legion Post 119! Our new program, the Post 119 American Legion Riders received their charter in a ceremony attended by dozens of ALR members from throughout the region. We shared moments of honor, moments of camaraderie, moments of patriotism, and a heartfelt optimism for the future of the Riders program. And then... lunch! Thanks to all who joined together for this great occasion!
A short program was held that showcased Old Glory, and included a ceremony for the disposal of unserviceable flags.
On June 27, Post 119 held a joint meeting of the Legion, SAL and Auxiliary membership. Highlight was the installation of the 2018-2019 Legion Officers by District 4 Commander Harry Fisher. The new Department Commander, Robb D. Smith, was a guest at the event. All members unanimously voted to add an American Legion Riders program to the Post 119 family.
With its prime location overlooking Lake Estes, Post 119 is the best place to celebrate our nation's birthday each July 4. Hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, and live bands add to the joy of this special day.
Performances by two bands kicked off the weekend: the Really Most Sincerely Dead and the New Continental Blues Band. Great music!
Volunteers from the Legion and Auxiliary placed flags on the veterans' graves in the Estes Valley Memorial Gardens.
SAL David Grewe, member of the Post 119 Honor Guard, proudly stands by his classic Army Jeep -- a Memorial Day tribute.
With the help of the Estes Park Lions Club, Post 119 hosted a first-ever and very successful Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast.
At 11 a.m. on Memorial Day, an observance was held that included the Post 119 Honor Guard and a reflection by Commander Terry Rizzuti.
On the afternoon of Memorial Day, a ceremony at the Estes Park Veterans Monument unveiled and dedicated the donor plaques for the site.
On Fat Tuesday, Post 119 became a carnival filled with revelers! A Gumbo Contest, a costume contest, live music, beads, masks and hurricanes... thanks to partners Estes Arts District, Lumpy Ridge Brewery, and Elkins Distilling Co.
2018 was welcomed in a big way at Post 119. Music by the Mountain Town Rockers. A fabulous dinner brought by Chef Mike Williams. Lots of Dancing and Good Cheer!
A favorite tradition! For over 60 years the we have invited the children of the community to come and see Santa. This year, we partnered with the Park & Rec District who led the craft tables for the kiddos, and with the Lions Club who served a free pancake breakfast!
A free breakfast for Veterans, a service at the memorial gardens, a Veterans Monument ceremony, and a Heroes Benefest dance made November 11, 2017 a day to remember!
Each weekend in October, Post 119 is transformed into a haunted adventure as groups of brave souls journey through the legion catacombs, seeking those thrills of the spirit world!