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.
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
3rd Monday in February
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Armed Forces Day
3rd Saturday in May
Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Second Weekend after Labor Day
Veterans Day November 11
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.