Upcoming Events and notices
Next Meeting: Monday, June 17th 8:00 PM
City Lights, 316 2nd St South, Aberdeen
(Exec meeting Monday, June 3rd - Same location)
Running for Veterans
The annual 5K run/walk event will be held Saturday, May 25th at Wylie Park.
Registration starts at 7:00am, under the US Flag in the Park of Flags, runners will start at 8:00am, and the walkers will follow immediately after them.
Pre-registration is available by printing this form and mailing it in. Pre-registration by May 17th guarantees a T-Shirt in your size, shirts will also be available at the event, but on a first-come, first-served basis. (You may also download three forms per page if you are registering multiple people at the same time.)
Many Thanks to our sponsor - Premier Tax and Bookkeeping - for helping us to continue this great event!
Aberdeen Area Veterans, Inc (which Post 24 is a controlling member of, along with 40 et 8 - Voiture Locale 146, Disabled American Vetarans - Swanson-O'Conner Chapter 13, Marine Corps League - Glacial Lakes Detachment 852, and Veterans of Foriegn Wars - CC Croal Post 17) continues to look at building a permanent facility in Aberdeen that will be a home for all five veterans groups. For more information on AAVI, please attend post meetings.
Riders chapter in Aberdeen
The Aberdeen Chapter of the American Legion Riders meets on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month, at 7:00. The Riders are members of the American Legion Family (The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion), as well as their spouses. Riders membership is regional, you can belong to any post, squadron, or unit in the Department (South Dakota) and still ride with the Aberdeen Chapter. The Riders are a program of The American Legion and the sponsoring post, not a motorcycle club. While the Riders do share an enthusiasm for motorcycle riding, the primary goal is still service to the community, state, and nation. Feel free to read the chapter by-laws for more information, or to write the post with any questions.
Sons of The American Legion
There is interest in starting a Squadron
of the SAL in Aberdeen, but more members are needed to charter one. SAL
membership is open to male descendants (including stepsons and adopted sons) of
Legionnaires, or of deceased veterans who were eligible for membership in The
American Legion - members can range in age from elementary school to
The Sons can be a dynamic, active part of both the post and the community at large, but only if a squadron is started. If you are interested in helping to charter an SAL Squadron in Aberdeen, please contact the post.
Future Department Conventions:
2019 Sioux Falls, June 6-9
Future National Convention Sites
Indianapolis, IN - AUG 23-29, 2019 100th Birthday of The American Legion)