Welcome to our Website!
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) and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 171 (www.legion.org/sons).
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 email@example.com.
Thank you for supporting the American Legion.
Bingo begins again on September 7th!
|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.
Damascus Days Blood Drive
September 8, 2023
Community Outreach Opportunity:
"Know Your Legion" at the Damascus Heritage Society Museum
June - September 2023
Please consider volunteering for a shift at the museum or allowing us to borrow memorabilia.
You can also email Sam Lehanes, the Chair of this initiative, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Martinsburg VA Canteen Fund Raiser
|The American Legion Western MD Region 4, District 8 is sponsoring a Poker Run on Saturday, September 23rd (Rain or Shine). The ride begins at our Post at 8:30 am and the Legion Riders will depart at 9:00 am. Our Post will provide them with coffee and donuts. Let's greet them and wish them well on their trip.|
Recently held events:
Military Family Fun Day
|Select the icon to your left to view pictures of Legionnaires Keith Martin and Larry Matthews supporting Warrior Canine Connection Healing Quarters located in Boyds, MD.|
Results of the July 7th Blood Drive
Total # of donors = 48
First time donors = 2
Units collected = 48
Potential # of lives saved = 112
To view the Red Cross thank you letter, select the American Red Cross icon to your left.
Post only events:
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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