American Legion Post 18 meets monthly 10 months per year. Please check CALENDAR for updates and special meetings and events. Current, transferring and new members encouraged to attend. Department of Rhode Island officers, members from other Posts and guests should contact the Adjutant to schedule a visitation.
Our members participate in ceremonies, flag graves, maintain memorials, support troops and families of those deployed, volunteer at the RI Veterans Home, conduct flag education and poppy awareness, award a scholarship to a deserving Portsmouth High School senior, and support many other local, state, regional and national programs.
Post 18 has approximately 135 members (we may be small, but we're mighty!). Our demographics include veterans from WWII to the current Global War on Terror and every conflict/war in between. The ladies in our Auxiliary - Unit 18 - were a vital part of our Legion Family. Even though they surrendered their Charter in 2016, the ladies promised to continue to support Post 18 so we can continue to make a positive impact in the community in which we live, learn, work and play!
AMERICAN LEGION POST 18
PORTSMOUTH, RHODE ISLAND
Site updated on: 8/2/2017
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PLEASE VISIT & BOOKMARK THE "CALENDAR" TAB FOR UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS!
~ OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2017 ~
FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY
On 14 JUNE 2017, volunteers inspected and sorted approximately 3,200 tattered/faded flags and ceremoniously burned unserviceable flags under the watchful eyes of veterans and the Warren Volunteer Fire Department.
We enjoyed co-hosting our local VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
2017 THEME: CIVIL PREPAREDNESS
In keeping with our 2017 theme, we have:
- hosted a survival instructor
- sponsored a blood drive
- witnessed a HAM radio demonstration
- toured the Emergency Operations Center
As the year progresses, we hope to:
- honor local first responders
- educate our community about disaster preparedness
- witness our junior shooting team
Members encouraged to participate and submit ideas!