Colfax American Legion Post
Colfax Post 192, District # 7 of the American Legion received its charter on November 30th, 1920, approximately 15 months after the Congressional Charter for the American Legion was approved. Post 192 is a "Dough Boy" Post. Click here for memorials to past Commanders of Post 192.
Post Commander: Don Degaugh
Adjutant: Tom Hiatt
Service Officer: Dick Osgood
To contact the Colfax American Legion Post, click here.
Meetings: 7:00PM on the first Thursday of the month at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 22 Sunset Circle, Colfax, California; meetings are open to members, qualified prospective members, and invited guests.
Events sponsored by the Colfax American Legion include:
~ Placement of flags on local veterans' graves on Memorial Day and Veterans Day
~ Distribution of Remembrance Poppies on Memorial Day Veterans Day
~ Annual Boys State Program for the Colfax Area
~ Scholarshiips for patriotism, citizenship, and community service
~ Annual firewood raffle fundraiser
The American Legion is a social and mutual-aid veterans' organization including members of the United States armed forces. The organization was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after World War I, and was later chartered as an official American patriotic society under Title 36 of the United States Code. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and also has offices in Washington, DC. The group has nearly 3 million members in over 14,000 Posts worldwide.
In addition to organizing commemorative events, such as placing flags on veteran's graves on Memorial Day, and volunteer veteran support activities, the American Legion is active in issue-oriented U.S. politics. Its primary political activity is lobbying on behalf of the interests of veterans and service members, including support for veterans benefits such as pensions and the Veterans Affairs hospital system. The Legion has also been involved as a conservative voice in more general political and cultural issues.