Damascus American Legion Post 171



Welcome to our Post 171!

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 (Eligibility Requirements) (Joining).

We raise money for our veterans and youth support, activities, and charitable community donations with weekly cash bingo, rentals, and public events like dinners and dances at various times each year. We invite you to join us for these events.

Our Legion Family meets monthly on the second Monday with the Unit meeting at 7 PM and the Post meeting 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 or Auxiliary, please email info@legionpost171.org or leave a message at (301) 253-0769. NOTE: This is an unattended land-line...be sure to leave your phone number in your message. 

Thank you for supporting the American Legion.
Steve Monteiro
Post Commander

 Upcoming Events 

Memorial Day Program Brochure

Legion Baseball 

Baseball starts soon! This year, Post 171 will have two teams, a 19U and a 17U team. 

Home games are at the fields of Damascus High School.


Bingo is on!

On Thursday nights (except Holidays) - doors open at 5:00 PM and games start at 7:00 PM. A snack bar is also available!

WEATHER POLICY – We will make a decision based on the conditions by Noon on Thursdays whether or not to cancel and post at 301-253-0769, on Facebook at
and on the Post website at: legionpost171.org
Select the Bingo card below for game information.


Supporting Veterans at the Lorien Assisted Living Community

On the second Wednesday of every month, Post 171 members visit Lorien Veterans and others for commaraderie and special events. 

Our activities start at 9:30 am. We often have a speaker on veterans topics, history or current event and services. 

Join us at: 713 Midway Ave, Mt Airy, MD 21771


Lorien Health Services Logo - 1-800-735-2258


Clip art cartoon pancakes clipart clipart kid image #40061 Following long tradition, Post 171 has resumed our monthly pancake breakfast for members and guests. Join us on the second Saturday of every month, from 7:30 - 9:30 am. For a donation, get your fill of pancakes, french toast, sausage, eggs, bisquits, and more! 

Blood Drive

logo: American Red Cross

Blood Drive
Damascus Post 171

July 12, 2024
10 am - 3:30 pm

10201 Lewis Drive
Damascus, MD 20872

Register at www.redcrossblood.org 


Event Calendar:

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 Anita Trotter, the Rental Agent, at Rentals or (301) 661-6904.


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