Welcome to the
Zionsville American Legion
Francis Neidlinger Post 79

 

 

Upcoming Events:


DECEMBER 10, 2022

Come watch the Army/Navy Game on December 10th at 3pm. Come early for the Chili Cookoff starting at Noon. See flyer below. Enter your best pot of chili to win prizes and cash. 

GO NAVY!!!
(Only because the Commander is a Navy Vet)

 

 


DECEMBER 11, 2022

 


DECEMBER 22, 2022

 


 

    

 

Legion Fundraiser at Lucas Oil Stadium

Again this year we are looking for volunteers to work at LOS to help raise money for our Legion. We raised over $11K last year working  7 games between the Colts and college games. This year, we are upping the challenge. We are signed up to work 11 games. We really need  your help. We need 10 people for each event. If you can volunteer for any or all the games, that would be wonderful. The link to the left will take you to the sign up page.

This benefits directly to the Legion. We make a 12% commission of all food sales and 10% on beers sales. We also get to keep all the tips we earn. In the past, that was a significant amount. There were times we made more on tips than we did on commission.

Our stand servers hot dogs, brats, BBQ pork, pretzels, popcorn, candy, soda and of course, a lot of beer!!

If you would like more information, feel free to contact Tom Wothke at commander@post79zionsville.com.

Thank you for your interest and hope to hear from you soon.


 

Why You Should 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:

Legionnaires

  • 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

Auxiliary

  • 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

 

  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:

November 11th. 

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!


Bingo!!


 

Menus

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 $12 each. DJ with Karaoke for the kids.

Learn More!


S&C

Legion Steak & Breaded Fish Night.

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

Learn More!


ALR Dinner Night.ZCD

Every Third Tuesday of the month  5:30pm to 8:00pm.

Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Pork Chops, with sides.

Hot Dogs for the kids.

Learn More!


 

The Legion is collecting BoxTops for Zionsville Schools. There are collecting cans in the bar. Clip your boxtops and bring them in to help Zionsville Schools.

Learn about all participating products!


VA_Needs

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

Find all the details!


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Know of a WWI memorial that needs to be restored? If so, contact the Post Commander. As part of the World War One Centennial, grants and fundraising assistance are available to do so.

Go the WWI Centennial Page to learn more.


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