Blanton-Thompson American Legion Post 155 Crystal River, Florida

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Today there is no accurate record of the total number of veterans' organizations, but among them all, none has grown so large or has exercised such wide influence as TheAmerican Legion. None is so intimately identified with the word "veteran".

Congress chartered the American Legion in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-timeveterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District ofColumbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.

The American Legion's National Headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additionaloffices in Washington, DC. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadershipand program implementation capacities in local communities to the Legion's standingnational commissions and committees,the national organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.

The membership of the American Legion is comprised of men and women who haveserved their country on honorable federal active duty service with the U.S. Armed Forcesduring a hostile conflict. Because eligibility dates remain open at this time, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible tojoin The American Legion until the date of the end of hostilities, as determinedby the government of the United States.

Mailing address: Physical address:
Blanton-Thompson Blanton-Thompson
American Legion Post 155 American Legion Post 155
P. O. Box 908 6585 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy
Crystal River, FL 34423-0908 Crystal River, FL 34429-7624

Regular Post & Auxiliary Meetings

American Legion Blanton-Thompson Post 155 and its Auxiliary Unit 155 conduct regular meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the Post meeting hall with a separate meeting area for the Auxiliary Unit.

Executive Committee Meetings

Post Executive Committee Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month starting at 7:30 p.m. The Executive Meeting is comprised of Post Officers, Executive Committee members and a representative from the Auxiliary. Any Post members in good standing are always welcome to attend.


On Hwy 44 West head towards Crystal River on the same side as the Meadowcrest buildings just past Mr. Electric, you cannot miss it! There is an American Legion sign with the American and the POW/MIA flags flying. Our address is: 6585 E. Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429. 

Post Dinners

Post 155 puts on a Dinner every Wednesday & Friday and special dinners on Holidays and Special recognition days. All of the Dinners are put on by the Post, Auxiliary, SAL, Legion Riders or 40/8 Voiture 1219.


Do You Remember?

Do you remember when your unit was under fire? You were scared. You didn't know whether you would ever get home again, see your family, your loved ones. And the only thing that you could count on in that instant was your buddy. And you knew he was counting on you too.

Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who never saw combat. Do you remember the tediousness of garrison life? Do you remember the interminable hurry up and wait? Do you remember the inane make-work projects you were ordered to do? But your buddy was always there alongside you, making the wisecracks, helping you make it though each day, maybe even covering for you on occasion.

Your buddy still needs you!!!

Maybe your buddy is in one of the VA hospitals; his war wounds and/or time have taken its toll on his body. Maybe he or she is a young veteran, just discharged from service in the Gulf War or Bosnia and is having difficulty finding a civilian job. Maybe your buddy is just an ordinary guy or gal like yourself, wanting to share stories and comradeship with someone who was in a similar situation.

Your buddy still needs you!!!

The American Legion is the place for you to help your buddy and for your buddy to help you. Founded in 1919, it is the largest veteran's organization in the United States with over 3 million members.

Your buddy still needs you!!!

We are veterans just like you. We care about America, our fellow veterans. our families and our children. As a member of our Post we continue to serve our God, our Country and our Community. Our Post needs you now.

Our Legionnaires participate in many community activities such as parades, memorials, dedication, etc.

We have a funeral honor guard detail ready, willing and able at the family's request. Our funeral detail is available to all veterans. When requested, we are also available to help other veteran organizations with their memorials.

We sponsor local students to participate in Boy State, sponsor scholarships to better educate our children. Our Post needs you now. AMERICA NEEDS YOU - JOIN NOW!

Call American Legion Post 155 at (352)795-6526 today!

For More Information Contact:

American Legion Post 155
P.O. Box 908, Crystal River, FL 34423-0908
Tel: 352-795-6526



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