This year marks our 87th year since our post first received its charter!
The American Legion
Buck-Dubiel Post #101 in
SOMERS, CT - Active-Duty and Honorably Discharged veterans of Somers, CT and surrounding areas. The American Legion is looking to expand an already existing outlet to interface with, and to serve the community. The American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran’s organization, is inviting all honorably discharged veterans or persons presently serving on Active Duty in the area to join the American Legion Post 101, in Somers.
Originally organized in October, 1932, the Buck-Dubiel American Legion Post 101 has recently been revitalized! The Post was physically active from 1932-1972 and afterwards was remotely administered from American Legion Department Headquarters in Rocky Hill for the past forty years from 1972-2012. The Post was physically re-activated in September, 2012. In January, 2013, we started to actively recruit members to our post. At that time, only 7 origional Legionnaires remained in the post. Today, at the end of July, 2019, we have more than 380 Legionnaires, and over 1000 in the Somers' Legion Family (Post-Unit-Squadron-Chapter).
If you're interested in joining or you'd like to join, send us an email at: info@SomersPost101.org
or call us, toll-free at:
Check us out on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/SomersPost101
You can also apply online on this site, just select the tab at the upper left that reads, "Application", and you can fill in your information and we'll be able to process your application quickly. Within a week you will receive your "Welcome" package from us, with Post information and a few other items along with your membership card and additional benefits that go with your membership.
The American Legion best serves the community by having an active Post working with community programs, especially children and youth programs, and providing assistance to all veterans and their families. The American Legion Post in Somers will focus on community service and assistance to veterans. The scope and nature of the post’s community service will be determined by its members and inputs from local civic and community officials.
Since its inception in 1919, The American Legion has been a key advocate for veterans’ benefits, children & youth, patriotic American values, a strong national defense and quality-of-life issues for those serving in today’s armed forces.
The organization, which spearheaded the original GI Bill, has been advocating reform of the veteran’s health care system under its GI Bill of Health. Creation of the federal forerunner of the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as the agency’s ascent to cabinet-level status is due in part to The American Legion’s advocacy. The American Legion was also instrumental in the establishment of the Veterans Home Loan, veterans hiring preference and just compensation to veterans suffering from illnesses related to their military service, including those whose ailments stem from exposure to Agent Orange and mysterious Persian Gulf origins.
Equally aggressive are The American Legion’s efforts to instill values in young people through numerous programs, including American Legion Boys State, American Legion Boys Nation, Junior Shooting Sports, the High School Oratorical Contest, American Legion Baseball, Teenage Suicide Prevention, Child Health and a McGruff Safe Kids Program. The American Legion has supported Scouting since 1919. Many American Legion posts also support Junior ROTC high school units, fundraising for handicapped children, the Children’s Miracle Network and partnerships with other nonprofit organizations such as Special Olympics.