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20 S. Maple Street
Madison, Maine 04950

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American Legion
Tardiff-Belanger Post 39
PO Box 144
Madison, Maine 04950

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The American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans 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 servicemembers and veterans.

Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth. For a chronology of significant dates in Legion history, click here.

Check out the article on the American Legion Auxiliary on page 3 in this publication:

POW/MIA Memorial Project


Please read the article below about The American Legion Family Department of Maine POW/MIA Memorial Project that will be built at Department of Maine Headquarters in Winslow.

This memorial is to honor and remember the 480 Mainers who are still unaccounted for.

As of January 20, 2018--246 names have been sponsored out of 480 with 234 more needing sponsors. These heroes paid the ultimate sacrifice.

We Can Because They Did

Between the Post, Auxiliary, Legion Riders and Sons of the America Legion of Post #39 (6) bricks have been sponsored. UPDATE--1 more has been sponsored from an Auxiliary member and have received $25 towards another one.

If you would like to donate towards a brick, please send check payable to Madison ALA at PO Box 325, Madison, ME 04950. Please earmark it POW/MIA Project. Each time we reach $50, we will sponsor another name. Any questions, please call Harriet at 635-2051 or Michelle at Department Headquarters at 465-4966.

Thank you very much in advance for your support.


Auxiliary Members

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National is increasing their share of dues by $3 for Senior members and $1.25 for Junior members for 2019 dues. With that being said, our current dues of $20 will not cover what goes to Department and National. Unfortunately, we have to increase our dues. At the January 2018 meeting it was voted to increase Senior membership dues to $25 and Junior membership dues to $5.00.

We currently pay the dues of our members who are “70 and over” in which there are 34 of them and they are well deserving of this honor. This will be an additional $102 for the Unit to pay for their 2019 dues. As our members continue to age, the question is do we continue this practice or make a change?

Circumstances over the past year, have limited our means of earning money (No Beano on Tuesdays and the kitchen isn’t open on Cribbage nights due to lack of help). All other events that we sponsor goes directly to the cause—food cupboards, scholarships, veterans programs just to mention a few.

Several options have been discussed:

  1. No longer pay for the members who turn 70 from this day forward
  2. Unit pay half and the member pay half, currently that would be $12.50 each
  3. Have a donation jar at our events
  4. Have a fundraising for this purpose

We would love to hear your input regarding this matter. This will be discussed and hopefully voted on at the March 5th meeting. So please come. We will also be voting on our officers for the 2018-2019 year.

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