The World's Largest
Veterans Organization








Last Update
01/31/2008 08:03:39 AM


The American Legion
Post 265
119 Spruce St., P.O. Box 8
Colon, NE  68018-0008


The American Legion
Bartek-Carlson Post 265
Colon, Nebraska

We welcome you to our American Legion Post home on the Web and to our community.  It is our hope that this website serves to provide information to our community and to our members.  We invite your comments and suggestions for improvement of this site and your ideas on how we can continue to serve our community, state and nation.  We are Veterans...still serving America! 

The American Legion
The American Legion is the largest veteran's organization in the world, with a membership of more than 2.8 million wartime veterans in the United States, District of Columbia and four foreign countries.  Members of The American Legion are honorably discharged men and women who served their country on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama and Persian Gulf Wars and conflicts.  Founded and organized in 1919, The American Legion has touched virtually every facet of American life, fulfilling its main objective of service to the community, state and nation.

Last year, The American Legion joined with the Children's Miracle Network to raise nearly $4 million dollars for CMN.  Other needy children and families received more than $11 million in cash and gifts from American Legion Posts.  Legion Posts provided nearly $5 million in emergency aid to veterans last year.  Deserving high school students were awarded $5.3 million in college scholarships.  Almost $71 million was spent by The American Legion and its affiliated organizations for the benefit of children and youth last year.

Local charity campaigns received over $16 million in donations from local American Legion Posts.  Legionnaires across the country donate more than a million hours each year in the Veteran's Administration "Voluntary Service Program," helping patients in VA Medical Facilities.  Legion members donated over 3 million hours of service to their communities.
  The American Legion has also, for many years, conducted programs that have been designed to benefit the youth of our nation.  Some of these programs include:
High School Oratorical Contest American Legion Baseball American Legion Boys State/Nation
American Education Week Eagle Scout Scholarships Flag Education
Scholarship Information Booklets Substance Abuse Prevention Junior Shooting Sports Program
Children's Miracle Network American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Missing Children
Temporary Financial Assistance Teen Suicide Prevention National Emergency Fund
County Government Day Family Support Network Junior Law Cadet Program


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