Thursday, August 7, 2014

Newnan and Coweta County's American Legion

American Legion Post 57 is located in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia. We are part of the Department of Georgia's 5th District.

WHO WE ARE

American Legion Post 57 primarily serves Coweta County. Our membership rolls now include hundreds of Legionnaires who served our country during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Granada, Southwest Asia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

On April 5, 1948, the Coweta County Veterans Club was incorporated with the objective of "promoting social fellowship and companionship among its members." Membership is restricted to comrades in good standing of American Legion Post 57 and VFW Post 2667. The property and buildings that currently house those two veterans organizations was donated to the Coweta Veterans Club to foster that objective.

OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country - veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces and their families. To fulfill our mission:
  1. We provide advocacy to the individual veteran. This is for both the veteran and his/her family. Our Post Service Officer is an well-versed at dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  2. We assist currently deployed military and their families. This includes supporting family readiness group activities, welcome home ceremonies, phone cards to deployed service members and financial assistance to meet the emergency needs that arise from deployments.
  3. We keep the pressure on Capitol Hill by monitoring, reporting on and lobbying for legislation that directly impacts our veteran community.
  4. We develop the next generation of patriots by sponsoring competitive scholarship programs for America's youth. We support our local JROTC and scouting programs.
WHAT WE DO... IN THE COMMUNITY

A Post is its membership. A Post's character is determined by that membership. American Legion Post 57 chooses to actively participate in our community.
  1. We sponsor and present awards to winners of the Oratorical programs.
  2. We sponsor patriotic youth to Boys State and Girls State.
  3. We co-sponsor, with VFW Post 2667, the Coweta Veterans Club Open golf tournament with proceeds going to support the Coweta Cancer Support Group. 
  4. We provide flag-folding and speakers for funerals and/or memorial services for deceased veterans.
  5. We collect unserviceable flags in the area and see that they are properly and respectfully retired.
  6. We provide veterans to speak on flag etiquette and Americanism topics at schools, churches and youth programs, especially around Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
  7. We conduct regular visits to VA Hospitals and veteran's homes providing various sundry items and comradeship to fellow veterans throughout the year.
  8. Our members are active throughout the community donating their leadership and time to many civic endeavors. Our membership donates hours to such organizations as: The Red Cross, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Cancer Society and many others.
  9. We conduct the annual Veterans Day program in our Veteran's Memorial Park each year honoring a "Veteran of the Year" as a representative of  all who have served.
  10. We conduct or participate in many other patriotic parades and events throughout the year such as Flag Day, Independence Day, POW/MIA Recognition Day, Memorial Day and more.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN

Your military service during wartime makes you eligible for the American Legion.

The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for veterans.

Your membership gives you and your family practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save you many times the cost of your annual membership dues.

Our nation's leaders speak directly to citizens on the pages of The American Legion Magazine. The Legion's organizational goals are promoted using the words of talented writers, professional journalists, and world leaders.

You can socialize with and discuss with fellow veterans your service experiences.

As an active member of American Legion Post 57 you can make a difference in your community while socializing and helping veterans like yourself.

Contact using the information in the upper right-hand corner of this page and become a part of the American Legion.

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