Temporary Suspension of Bingo
On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, the Post 171 Executive Committee voted to suspend bingo for the remainder of January 2022 due to the rapid spread of the COVID 19, omicron variant. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution as the omicron variant is highly contagious and spreads more quickly regardless of vaccination status. Our first priority is to keep our players and members safe. We are following the guidelines of the CDC who indicated that January would be the worst month (in terms of a spike in cases) for virus infections and that it should level off beginning in February. We will see you back on February 3rd and until then, please stay safe and take care of each other.
For God and Country,
Pancake Breakfast --Saturday, February 12th, from 7:30 till 9:30 am. Come out and enjoy the camaraderie of other members and their guests. Donation only, so you can't beat the price. Pancakes, French Toast, eggs, coffee, toast, sausage gravy, biscuits, sausage patties, fruit cup, juice and milk.
Oratorical Contest - January 15th
Membership Dinner - January 29th, 5:00 PM - $15 per person
For a listing of all Post activities please go to the Events Calendar. Rental requests for event dates are being accepted. If you have a question regarding rentals, contact Larry Matthews, the Rental Agent, at (301) 370-4079 or email@example.com.
Thank you for supprting the American Legion.
We are American Legion Post 171 in Damascus, Maryland. We are veterans, men, and women who have served honorably in the armed forces as prescribed by law. The Post was founded in the fall of 1945.
Our Post includes more than 300 Legionnaires, who, like all American Legion (www.legion.org) members, are volunteers who serve with a commitment to support our fellow service members and veterans, mentor our young Americans, sponsor community service programs, and advocate for strengthening our nation’s defense and security, patriotism and honor.
Damascus Post 171’s Legion Family includes our Auxiliary Unit 171 (spouses of veterans) (www.alaforveterans.org) and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 171 (www.legion.org/sons).
Below are just some of the activities in which our Legion Family is engaged:
- American Legion Baseball—junior and senior youth teams
- Boy’s State and Girl’s State
- Boy Scout Troop Sponsorship
- Cub Scout Pack Sponsorship
- College Scholarships
- Oratorical Contest
- Americanism Essay Contest and Poster Contest
- American Legion School Awards and Flag-raising Ceremonies
- Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies
- Programs honoring WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans
- Recognition for Public Safety First Responders
- Color Guard presentations at community events
- American Flags for the Pockets of deployed service members
- Comfort Items Packages for deployed service members
- Flag Retirement Ceremonies
- Donations to a wide variety of charitable organizations
- Visits to VA hospitals
- Monthly Pancake Breakfasts
We raise money for our activities and charitable donations with weekly cash Bingo on Thursday evenings and public events like shrimp feasts and oyster roasts at various times each year. We invite you to join us for these events.
Our Legion Family organizations meet monthly on the second Monday with the SAL and Unit meeting at 7 PM. The American Legion Post 171 meets at 7:30. All meetings are at the Post Home located at 10201 Lewis Drive, Damascus, Maryland 20872. We are continuously seeking and welcoming new members. If interested in becoming one of us in the Post, Auxiliary, or SAL Squadron, please contact us at (301) 253-0769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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