Welcome to American Legion Post 316, serving the needs of our Veterans and Active Duty personnel in the South Cherokee County area from our home in Woodstock, Georgia.
Boys State and Girls State
At Georgia Boys State we make up the 51st state and the delegates (boys) must form their own city government to start with, and this includes things such as budget,and elected officials. Then they began forming their county governments with elections and then the third phase is the forming of the state government and the election of a Georgia Boys State Governor.
All of the things that go into running government are in countered during this five day intense program of learning about government by being the government.
During this week these young men are being observed and looked at by various members of the staff and two will be selected to attend Boys Nation where they will do the same things only at the national level. This is the premier program that the American Legion supports and allows us to instill in these young leaders the world they will grow into tomorrow.
The web site for boys state where the parents or anyone can see what is going on at boys state. That site is: http://www.gaboysstate.com
About Post 316
South Cherokee County Post 316 was chartered in 2002 and currently has some 150 members. Our meeting locations have changed through the years and we are currently meeting on the third (3rd) Thursday of each month at the Woodstock Senior Center. The center is located at 223 Arnold Mill Rd, next to the Firestation. You can go to link "contact us" and view a list of the current officers and their phone numbers in the event you need directions or more information about our post and its activities. Viewing our website as you have will provide much information of current and future activities and many links for all sorts of information germaine to veterans and the activities of the American Legion upline organizations.
Our post has been very active in carrying out many of the core programs and has great visibility in the community. We are proud of our tag" The Biggest Little Post in Georgia" Come join us at one of our meetijngs or community events.
Who we are
Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion
For God and Country
We associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million 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 of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
The American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis,Indiana, with additional offices in Washington, DC. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program implementation capacities in local communities to the Legion's standing national commissions and committees, the national organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.
How to use this website
Can I Join the Auxiliary or SAL
If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates is not a member of The American Legion, you may not join either the American Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of The American Legion. However, if the qualifying veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.
How do I join The American Legion
Select the Join Now link for an application. Then follow the web site links. As a new member use the SIGN UP TODAY, a large blue box on right side of photos. This will allow you to renew or join to become a mew member. Then follow the directions.
Thanks for your service to your country.