Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mr Charles Gets His Quilt of Valor

Comrade Charles Kennedy receives his Quilt of Valor from the Coweta County Quilts of Valor. 

He wrote a poem for them to describe his appreciation. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Placing Flags on Veterans Graves

Thanks to everyone who came out to help us place flags on the graves of local veterans. This is just some of those who came to help out.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Keller-Williams RED Day Improves Playground

Keller-Williams chose the Veterans Club playground for their RED Day project and we are very thankful. Great job KW! Thank-you! They also made some improvements to our "shed" and cleaned up the stage/deck.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Newnan HS JROTC Awards Ceremony

American Legion Post 57 Commander Tim Smith presented awards at the Newnan HS JROTC Awards ceremony.

May 1st is Loyalty Day

Did you know that May 1st is Loyalty Day in the USA? Celebrate your love of our country!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Children's Easter Egg Hunt

Kids from all over Coweta County came out to enjoy a day at the Veterans Club, meet the Easter Bunny, win some prizes, and, of course, hunt for Easter eggs!

More pictures on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Signing Night for NHS Military Enlistees

Newnan High School held its inaugural Military Enlistee Celebration Night at the Newnan National Guard Armory recently.

The event honored NHS students who have pledged to serve in the armed forces. One senior, Andrew Lewis, had an even bigger reason to celebrate: He has been awarded a full U.S. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to Auburn University.

Full article at Newnan Times-Herald

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day 2016

Great day today. Participated in Newnan's Veterans Day parade this morning.

Then we hosted the Veterans Day program at Veterans Memorial Park where we honored local all-around good guy and Post Chaplain GD Hendrix as the Veteran of the Year. Big thanks to Smokey Road Middle School Choir and Band. 

From there it was back to the Coweta Veterans Club where we helped serve lunch to the community. Big shout-out to our Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion for their hard work.

More pictures can be found on the Coweta Veterans Club Facebook Page (it's public so you don't have to be on Facebook to see them)

Tonight there will be a dance at 7:30 PM at the Club to celebrate Veterans Day.

Friday, January 1, 2016

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

The American Legion