Flag Day Ceremony is to Retire American Flags

When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be “retired” with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag. The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag. The American Legion is […]

National Poppy Day is Friday, May 22

American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled, hospitalized veterans and support local veterans and their families. The “POPPY” is a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice, worn to honor the men and women who served and died for our Country. On Friday, May 22, […]

“Nickie” Cutinha honored with statue

In spite of ongoing coronavirus concerns a small group gathered at LaBelle Veterans Park Sunday, March 29. They came to honor young American men whose commitment, bravery, love of their country and of their adopted brothers allowed them to become better than they otherwise might have been. During the Viet Nam War thousands of young […]

American Legion celebrates a century of service

Please join the members of the American Legion Post 130, January 25, as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The American Legion. This year long celebration started early last spring across the nation as Posts hosted festivities to honor the legacy of one of the largest veteran’s service organizations in the world. This Saturday’s program […]

American Legion Thank You

A BIG Thank You to all volunteers who came together for each step in the process to be able to send out 544 full Christmas Dinners. Most were delivered by volunteers, though a few were picked up at the Legion. The meals were prepared for Veterans, First Responders, shut-ins and families in need. The American […]

“Breakfast with Santa by the American Legion Auxiliary”

Veterans Park benefit planned

Mark your calendar for the 2020 LaBelle Veterans Memorial Park Benefit for July 20. The benefit will be held at the LaBelle VFW 10100 and will start with a remembrance ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the LaBelle Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Hwy 80 and SR 29 in the heart of LaBelle […]

A Veterans Story – MSgt Marlin Elroy Yelton, Jr.

Veteran, Marlin Elroy Yelton, Jr., is an active, lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, DAV, and Moose Lodge. He chairs a Parkinson’s Support Group at Hope Hospice Center as well dabbling in wood carving, target shooting, wine making, and is even writing a book about toys from his childhood. A man of many interests […]

A Tribute to the Four Chaplains 76 years later

An extremely powerful tribute to the Four Chaplains was held at Carlson United Methodist Church on February 10. This was the sixth annual ceremony, held in remembrance of four heroic Army Chaplains: Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist, Lt. Clark V. Poling, Lt. John P. Washington, Lt. Alexander D. Goode, who gave up their life jackets […]