Welcome to the Zionsville American Legion

Francis Neidlinger Post 79

Attention all Legionnaires:

If you have not already heard, the American Legion’s national per-capita dues were increased by $5.00 for the 2025 membership year. This increase will go into effect July 1, 2024. Secondly, American Legion of Indiana also increased their portion of the dues by $5.00.

Therefore, Post 79 dues will be increased to $50/year. This will take effect with the new renewals coming to you in the next few months.

BUT, you do have options. On the National level, you can go to legion.org/renew and renew your membership for the next 3 years for only $120, but you will need to do this before the rate increases on July 1, 20204.

Your second option is through the Department of Indiana. They are offering Indiana members a 10 year renewal for $350. Just go to https://www.indianalegion.org/jointen and renew your membership for the next ten years, a great savings! Again, needs to be done before the increase on July 1, 2024.

Lastly, we are still looking for members to help us continue to improve our Legion by becoming involved in your Legion. This can be done by helping out on events or becoming a voice for your Post by joining the board. Please consider both very seriously. We need your support.


Why Should I Join?

Together, we make a difference

The American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families and communities in thousands of ways every day around the world. Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism and advocacy.

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More Reasons to Join The American Legion

Free Subscription to The American Legion Magazine
Our nation’s leaders speak directly to citizens on the pages of The American Legion Magazine. The American Legion’s organizational goals are promoted using the words of talented writers, professional journalists, and world leaders.

Benefits Assistance
The American Legion offers expert advice, support and representation for veterans and families seeking government benefits they are eligible to receive at the federal, state and local levels.

Career Assistance
Hundreds of job fairs and career events every year, all across the map, are coordinated, sponsored, promoted or produced by The American Legion. American Legion business workshops also help veterans and their families pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

Comfort for the Recovering
Operation Comfort Warriors helps active-duty military personnel and newly discharged veterans recover and adjust to lifestyle changes.

Education Assistance
The American Legion conducts student-veteran roundtables, networks with Student Veterans of America as well as college campuses, and works with agencies to better apply military experience toward professional and vocational licenses and certification credits.

Family and Community Support
Cash grants and volunteer aid are among the ways The American Legion reaches out to families of military servicemembers and veterans during times of financial difficulty, short-handedness at home or natural disaster.

Financial Services
The American Legion and USAA, two organizations driven by the same values for nearly a century, are allied through a “preferred provider” relationship that connects Legionnaires with the best advice and service in banking, insurance and personal finance.

Homeless Veteran Outreach
The American Legion offers hundreds of opportunities for homeless veterans across the country, including temporary housing, mentoring and job training.

Honor and Remembrance
American Legion honor guards provide official services at thousands of veteran funerals around the world each year. The Legion is also a leader at every level in the establishment and maintenance of memorials and monuments that honor military sacrifice.

Member Discounts
The American Legion offers members and their families practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save many times the cost of annual membership dues.

Advocacy in Washington
The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for veterans.

Volunteer Opportunities
The American Legion offers volunteer opportunities that fulfill needs in local communities throughout the country and beyond. The Legion and the Sons of The American Legion provide millions of hours of free community service, assistance at VA medical facilities and help at military installations each year.

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Helping build a stronger community

Since its founding, the Zionsville American Legion has been serving Zionsville, Southeast Boone County, Northwest Marion County, and Southwest Hamilton County in many ways, including:


  • Provide Military funeral honors for Veterans
  • State coordinator for the Missing in America Project
  • Provide counseling for Veterans and their families
  • Provide monetary help to Veterans in need
  • Places Flags at the gravesite of veterans for Memorial Day at 8 county cemeteries
  • Gravesite Military honors on Memorial Weekend
  • Sells Flags to the public
  • Accept and retire flags that are no longer in presentable condition
  • Sponsor Zionsville High School boys in Boys State
  • Sponsor Youth Baseball and Football Teams


  • Provides food or other necessities to needy families during the Holidays
  • Distribute donated items to the VA Hospital and homeless Veterans
  • Visit veterans at Zionsville Meadows, Crawford Manor, Veteran’s Home of West Lafayette
  • Sponsors Zionsville High Schools girls in Girls State
  • Sponsor local Little League and football teams

Sons of the American Legion

  • Visit veterans at the Veteran’s Home of West Lafayette
  • Assist with the disabled community by providing access ramps
  • Sponsor Youth Baseball and Football Teams
  • Provide financial assistance for the Legion and other Legion entities events
  • Support the Children’s Welfare Foundation

American Legion Riders

  • Sponsor Cruzin’ for a Cure – Annual benefit for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Sponsor fundraiser & donation collection for the Boone County Child Advocacy Center
  • Provide manpower for organizations/individuals needing assistance
  • Offer financial assistance and support to families in need within the community throughout the year
  • Participate in the Legacy Run to raise money for post 9/11 Veteran’s Children’s College Fund
  • Sponsor Youth Baseball and Football Teams
  • Visit veterans at the Veteran’s Home of West Lafayette

Looking to find a place to get your benefit information? Here  you go!!



  Blood Drives coordinated with Versiti Blood Center throughout the year

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.  It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service-members, veterans and communities.  The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism.  The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

Next Blood Drive date:


Mark your calendars. Would love to have all available slots filled with donors! Thanks for all who have donated in the past. We always have a successful drive because of you!



Daily Lunch menu – Open to Public 11:30 – 1:00pm

Pizza Night every First Friday of the month from 5PM-8 PM.

Carry-out or dine in

Thank you for your support in these trying times.

Legion Pizza Night.Pizza

First Friday of the month, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Pizzas $14 each. DJ with Karaoke for the kids.

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Legion Steak & Breaded Fish Night.

Second Friday of the month, 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Items needed by the Indy VA Hospital & HVAF of Indiana to assist vets. An ongoing call to provide items needed by our vets.

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