Mt. Angel American Legion Post 89

Mt. Angel Post #89 was chartered August, 1934, with 26 members. A Salem architect designed the building in 1935. It was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) about 1936, and formally dedicated about 1938.

Construction of the building was about to begin, or had started, when it was said that Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects can only be on government entity properties.

The property was owned by the Mount Angel Abbey. The Abbey sold the footprint of the building plus five feet to Marion County for $10. Thereafter building was owned by the Post, the property by Marion County.

Some of the services the Legion provides to the community include: the placing of the American flag throughout town during holidays and at each veteran’s gravesite on Memorial Day; providing a color guard for veterans’ memorial services, parades and celebrations and the sponsorship of scholarships.

Read more here - Legion Presented with Special Service Award

 

We collect unserviceable flags, year around, for appropriate disposition on Flag Day. Call 503-845-2400 or 503-845-6119 for pickup.

 

Meetings

 

6:30 PM on the first Tuesday of every month,

(no meetings in July & August)

 

All veterans welcome.

 

Meet at the Legion Hall

740 E College St

Mt. Angel, OR 97362

 

Contact and Membership information:

Jim Kosel, 503-845-6119

Flag Dates & Special Events

Martin Luther King Birthday

3rd Monday in January

Presidents’ Day

3rd Monday in February

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 29

Armed Forces Day

3rd Saturday in May

Memorial Day

Last Monday in May

Flag Day

June 14

Independence Day                                          July 4

Oktoberfest

Second Weekend after Labor Day

 

Veterans Day                                                  November 11

Gus the Gobbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gus the Gobbler here.

 

The American Legion Post 89 members have added a new cabinet in memory of Al Bochsler. This cabinet will hold items from WWI, WWII, Korean War, Viet Nam and the Civil War.

 

While filling the cabinet we found “Cheer” books from 1945, printed by the Abbey and organized by Father Hildebrand  from St.Marys Catholic Church.

 

There were six books printed, and 3000 sent out

to Veterans and their families. There are letters from service men and women and the latest news from Mt Angel and surrounding areas. I would like to share some of these stories with you.

 

The following article are briefs from items taken from the Mt Angel News January to February 15, 1945.

 

Joseph Berchtold appointed new Fire Chief.

200 blood donors fill quota.

Teenage group have party at Legion Hall.

Fire Department answers 30 calls in past year.

N.B. Traviss celebrates 80th birthday.

J.B. Humpert and Traeger Bros. invent hop-stake setter.

 

Population in Mt Angel was around 1200 in 1945. These little books show the support our town gave to all our Veterans and their families.

Call us:

503.845.9291

Find us: 

Mount Angel, Oregon 97362