American Legion Post 59
750 N Grande Ave. Tucson, AZ. 85730
Join Us This Monday April 2nd NCAA Championship @ 3pm `till Close
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY SINCE 1919
Legion Meetings are conducted on the First Saturday of the Month at 10:30 A.M. unless otherwise changed followed by a notification. Our Next meeting will be held on Saturday July 8th 2017
NOTICE: the Post’s new hours are Thursday through Sunday from 12 noon till close. We will be close Monday through Wednesday until further notice.
Once Again I would like to take the opportunity to express my appreciation to all of you that are continuously helping our Post to be a better post. All of you that are participating and taking your time and efforts to make progress on our venture to be more proactive and progressing in our goals. Our restoration fund also still growing slowly. Thank you all that attended Our Post 59 Annual Picnic. We are having a big event this Sunday Nov 5th. Dia de Los Muertos please join us we will lots of fun and food vendors.
Until next time God Bless you all.
Reyes Tapia Commander
Our membership percentage continues to grow we are now at 50% please make the effort to pay your membership dues on time so we can reach 100% again this year.
Thanks to the American Legion Riders for supporting our post with generous contributions… Thank you Mr. Siqueiros for leading the ALR to success..
George Lopez Adjutant Post 59
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced
it now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA
national cemetery prior to the time of need. Through the Pre-Need
Determination of Eligibility Program, upon request, individuals can
learn if they are eligible for burial or memorialization in a VA
Interested individuals may submit VA Form 40-10007, Application for
Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility for Burial in a VA National
Cemetery, and supporting documentation, such as a DD Form 214, if
readily available, to the VA National Cemetery Scheduling Office by:
toll-free fax at 1-855-840-8299; email to Eligibility. PreNeed@va.gov;
or mail to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office,
Post Everlasting – In Loving Memory
COCIO – ESTRADA
AMERICAN LEGION POST 59
American Legion emblem
Every part of The American Legion emblem has meaning. The emblem is laid upon the rays of the sun, giver of life, warmth and courage; foe of the cold, of the darkness, of fear, of apprehension. In turn, each of the emblem’s parts signifies a meaning, which no American Legionnaire who wears the emblem should take lightly, and which he/she should know from the first moment it is put on. Why does the star signify constancy of purpose? Because the stars are fixed in the heavens. As the stars do not wander, so should The American Legion not wander from its fixed purposes. Further, the words “The American Legion” demand that the wearer “shall ever guard the sanctity of home and country and free institutions ….” There shines the emblem of The American Legion. It is your badge of pride and distinction, honor and service.
The rays of the sun :The rays of the sun form the background of the emblem and suggest the Legion’s principles will dispel the darkness of violence and evil.
The wreath :The wreath forms the center; in loving memory of those brave comrades who gave their (lives in the service of the United States that liberty might endure.
Outer rings :The larger of the two outer rings signifies the rehabilitation of our sick and disabled comrades. The smaller inside ring denotes the welfare of America’s children.
The star, victory symbol of World War I, symbolizes honor, glory, and constancy The letters leave no doubt as to the brightest star in the Legion’s constellation.
Inner rings, The smaller of two inner rings set upon the star represents service to our communities, states and nation. The larger outer ring pledges loyalty to Americanism.
The words ”American Legion” tie the ring together for truth, remembrance, constancy, loyalty, honor, service, veterans affairs and rehabilitation, children and youth, national security and Americanism.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.
The American Legion’s national headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional offices in Washington, DC. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program implementation capacities in local communities to the Legion’s standing national commissions and committees, the national organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.
Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY WE ASSOCIATE OURSELVES
TOGETHER FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;
To maintain law and order;
To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars;
To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;
To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
To make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth;
To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;
To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
Welcome to the American Legion Post 59 home. Come on in and give us a look over. We have at lot going on and would like to share with you.
Our members are made up of Vets from WWII to current active duty personnel We are always welcoming new members and you can check our “Join Us” page to see if you qualify. Even if you have never served but a parent or step-parent served you may still qualify.
A few of the things we’re up to here are:
Each month our Legion Riders along with Posts 36, 7 and 109 put on a big feed bag for Vets at the Tucson VA Hospital in building 60.
Charity events for our community.
Helping to sponsor local youth sports groups.
And much, much more.
Executive Board Post 59