The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans’ organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.
American Legion Daisy Mountain Post 128 was established in 2005 and immediately embarked on an ambitious project that larger more experienced posts might have shied away from. During their Charter Year came the first Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade & Family Picnic. In just a few short years it has become the largest Veterans’ Parade and community celebration in Arizona. It is geared for one purpose only and that is to honor our country’s uniformed service people… past, present and future.
Some other projects the post is involved in include:
- Baseball Since 1925, The American Legion has sponsored a nationwide
youth baseball program.
- Boys Nation / Boys State American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students.
- CWF Though created by The American Legion in 1954, the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Inc. is a separate 501 (c) 3 corporation. Our foremost philanthropic priority is to provide other nonprofit organizations with a means to educate the public about the needs of children across this nation.
- Scholarships We are raising funds to ensure that higher education will be a reality for families of service people killed in action. Providing for the children our military personnel left behind is our civic duty. An education is a powerful way to show our thanks. That is why we have established the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.
- Scouting Support for the Boy Scout movement came at The American Legion's first National Convention in 1919. Today, there are more than 2,500 Boy Scout units sponsored by Legion posts throughout the country.
- Youth Partners The American Legion stands for a strong America. There is no better way to bring this about than to work with the youth of our land in preparing them to meet the tasks they will face in the years to come.
- Youth Publications This series of publications provides several materials concerning family, temporary financial assistance, the child welfare foundation, the Children's Miracle Network, among others.
2012 Post 128 Officers
- Commander; Tom Derryberry - email:firstname.lastname@example.org phone 623-551-9905
- Senior Vice Commander; Robert Rumbaugh
- Junior Vice Commander; Ed Trask
- Finance Officer; Tom Francis
- Adjutant; Tom Smith
- Chaplain; Joe Melton
- Service Officer; James Fleck
- Judge Advocate; Darlene Gonzales
- Parade Chairperson; Mary Ann Derryberry
American Legion Daisy Mountain Post 128 meets at 1830 (6:30 PM) the second Thursday of each month. Meeting location is at the Outlets at Anthem 4250 W. Anthem Way, Ste 845, Anthem, AZ 85086.
Directions: Take I-17 to Anthem Way exit. Travel west on Anthem Way. the Outlet Mall will be on the north side of the road.
If you are on active duty today, serving honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any eligible war eras, you can become a member of The American Legion!
We're veterans just like you, nearly 3 million strong, who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation's youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned - and were promised - by service to our nation in uniform.
We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family - in Washington and nearly 14,000 local Posts throughout America and abroad. Just like you, we're "Still Serving America!"
Membership Eligibility Requirements
- April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)
- December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
- June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
- February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
- August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
- December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Panama)
- August 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War/War On Terrorism)