American Legion Post 25 Scuttlebutt

American Legion Fort Scott Thompson-Harkey Post 25 is in 1st place in 2nd District membership. Today’s numbers have Post at 74 members or 97.37%.

Our 2020 membership goal is 76. We are currently 2 members short of 100%. Help Post 25 reach 100% by renewing your membership or by recruiting a new member.

If Post 25 reaches 100% by Friday, November 8, we will receive $100 for meeting the Department’s Veterans Day goal of 100% membership. We only need two renewals to receive the $100 membership award.

You can easily renew online at It’s safe and secure and takes less than five minutes

You can also mail in your $40.00 renewal to the Post 25 Finance Officer.


Darrell Spencer

1183 185TH ST

Fort Scott, Ks, 66701.


I can also arrange to meet with you to pick up your renewal.  I’m retired so I can easily work around your schedule to meet you, but no 3 AM meetings please!

With the signing of the LEGION Act, any honorably discharged Veteran who served one day of active duty since December 7, 1941, can now join the American Legion.  Many Veterans are not aware they can join the largest Veterans fraternal organization in the world. If you know a Veteran, ask them to join us.

Upcoming Events

November 4. Post 25 meet and greet starts at 630 pm in Memorial Hall.

November 4. Post 25 general membership meeting starts at 7 pm in Memorial Hall.

Veterans Day Weekend: Schedule of Events
Honoring All Veterans since “1842” – Annual Veterans Day Celebration!


Evening Event – 7pm * Missourians Concert @ Memorial Hall, 1 East 3rd St.


Afternoon:  1pm * Grand Ball Lessons @ Memorial Hall, 1 East 3rd St.

3pm * Veterans Day Parade @ Downtown Fort Scott, Main Street

Evening:    7pm * 1800’s Remembrance Grand Ball @ Memorial Hall, 1 East 3rd St.


Morning:    9am * Veterans Church Service

10:45am * Community Christian Church Service, 1919 Horton St.

Evening:   6pm * Brent Giddens is ELVIS @ Memorial Hall, 1East 3rd St.


Mid-Morning Ceremony:  Please join us at The United States Cemetery No. 1

11am * Veterans Day Service * 900 E. National Ave.

Noon: 12pm * Veterans Day Lunch @ VFW Post #1165, 1745 S. National Ave. (Free will Donations)

November 14. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25 meets at 600 pm in Memorial Hall.

November 14. American Legion Post 25 Color Guard meets at 730 pm in Memorial Hall. All Post 25 Legion family members can join the Post 25 Color Guard. This includes Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion Squadron members.

November 16. Chartering American Legion Riders Chapter 25 at 10 am in Memorial Hall.  To join, you must own a motorcycle of at least 250 cc’s AND be a member of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of the American Legion.

We invite Legion family members from other American Legion Posts to join our Riders Chapter. If you have a current Legion membership in any American Legion family organization, we invite you to join us.

January 31 – February 2, 2020. Department of Kansas Midwinter Forum at Fort Scott.

 Informational Items

Additional shuttle drivers are needed. The VA-provided shuttle now transports dialysis patients to Pittsburg on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays plus area Veterans for VA hospital appointments on Mondays and Thursdays. Call or email me for more information on becoming a shuttle driver.

Auxiliary Unit 25’s first outreach program is to provide support to Veteran mothers of newborn babies at the Topeka VA Medical Center.  They are currently collecting needed items for newborns and all donations are greatly appreciated.  Diapers, body wash and shampoos, blankets and clothing are among the items requested. Call Unit 25 Vice President Marilyn Gilmore at 785.214.5618 for more information or to donate items. A copy of the flyer is attached.


 Fort Scott Veterans Day Activities.


American Legion Post 25 and VFW Post 1165 combined Color Guard.


Don’t hesitate to contact me with any suggestions or questions you may have about Fort Scott American Legion Post 25.

Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.


[email protected]

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