© 2020 American Legion Matthew Blount Post 555

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Mission Statement

 

The American Legion Matthew Blount Post 555 is dedicated to uphold the principles of God and the Constitution of the United States of America; To provide support to veterans that have defended and served our country; To preserve the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom; To be a local entity initiating and supporting programs that benefit the community and its youth.

American Legion, Matthew Blount Post 555

Working to promote citizenship and patriotism in our community.

PROVIDE support to veterans;

PROMOTE programs that benefit the community and its youth;

American Legion Family includes The Sons of American Legion.  The 2019 membership is thirty one members and continues to grow in numbers. They have reached their goal of 100% renewal for every year in existence.

 

The squadron has established an annual event for each memorial Day to place U.S. Flags on all Veteran gravesites at the Pelham Cemetery with local youth organizations, City of Pelham and the community. Post 555 maintains both a website www.alpost555.com and Facebook Page www.facebook.com/alpost555.

 

The Triple Nickel Newsletter is published monthly. Legion information, articles on previous projects and events and information on future activities are included. Newsletter and public media articles are also available on the Post's website under the Publication tab.

 

Post 555 supports the American Legion Flag Rewards program that is in conjunction with the Flag Replacement Program conducted by the Post Flag Team. Flag Detail and team conducts a formal flag replacement ceremony for businesses and community organizations if the new flag is purchased through the Rewards Program. The program promotes both The American Legion, Matthew Blount Post 555 and the community while creating sales for the Rewards Program. Other Post programs & annual events include July 4th, Veterans Day Veteran recognition, POW/MIA Ceremony, Military Appreciation Night, Veterans Recognition, Memorial Day (cannon crews), Military Deployment Support, and the VA Medical Center Christmas Gift Caravan American Legion, Matthew Blount Post 555 Working to promote citizenship and patriotism in our community. PROVIDE support to veterans; PROMOTE programs that benefit the community and its youth; PRESERVE the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

Post monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of the monthat the Pelham Senior Center

50 Racquet Club Parkway  

Pelham, AL 35124

 

Fellowship with a meal begins at 6:15 pm- Meeting at 7:00 pm

 Army veteran Matt Blount remembered for his self-sacrifice, passion to help others and perseverance, even when cancer ravaged his body. 

https://www.legion.org/honor/227290/alabama-father-creates-post-honor-late-son

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Legion Riders squadron is eighteen strong and is very active in charity Rides that support Veterans, youth and community. There is a close connection with both the Legion and the Sons Squadron. They have a good relationship with Heart of Dixie Harley Davidson in Pelham .  The Riders usually meet on the second Thursday of the month and at the monthly Post meetings. The Auxiliary has been established with the legionnaires to encourage female family members of the Post members to join the unit.  They meet at the Post facility during the Post meetings. Renewal rate was 100% for 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Legion Family includes The Sons of American Legion.  The 2019 membership is thirty five members and continues to grow in numbers. They have reached their goal of 100% renewal for every year in existence.

 

The squadron has established an annual event for each memorial Day to place U.S. Flags on all Veteran gravesites at the Pelham Cemetery with local youth organizations, City of Pelham and the community. 

Post Meetings

Post monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at the 

           

            Pelham Senior Center                           

            50 Racquet Club Parkway   

            Pelham, AL 35124 

Fellowship with a meal begins at 6:15 pm- Meeting at 7:00 pm 

 

 

Post Executive Committee Meeting

Post Executive Committee meets on every fourth Thursday night of the month at the Pelham Senior Center at 7:00pm.

The meeting is open to all members as guests.

 

 

American Legion Riders Meeting

 

The Triple Nickel Riders meet in the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.

The meeting locations in at the HOG Clubhouse at Heart of Dixie Harley Davidson

333  Cahaba Valley Parkway North, Pelham, AL

 

 

Auxiliary Unit 555

 

The Auxiliary meeting is on the same evening  and time as the Post meeting.

Auxiliary members are welcome to come for the evening meal prior to their meeting.

 

 

Sons of American Legion Squadron 555

 

The Sons currently meet with the Post on the first Thursday night of the month. 

Members are welcome to come for the evening meal prior to their meeting.