Besides the great things The American Legion does Nationally and in Wisconsin, here in Kenosha, we want to make Post 21 the seat of patriotism in our great city. We want it to be a place for Veterans to come for help. We want it to be a place to have social events for the community and our families, and we want it to be a place to just gather and swap Sea/War stories.

If you want to Join, I suggest you join from the the National site by just clicking the Join button. If you do it that way, your credit card and personal information is in one place. Here at Post 21, we will never have to ask you for personal information or your credit card information. They even have subscription Plans and a Paid up for Life (PUFL) plan. After you do that, just let us know by using the Contact Us page above, or better yet, showing up at our monthly meeting on the Third Tuesday of each month or contacting us for Zoom credentials to join the meeting online (during the pandemic / and if you are physically unable to attend).

We understand that the word out there is that if you go to the Post you are going to be “volunteered” to do everything, and maybe there is some truth to that, but from my experience, you only do what you want to do.  I have been doing a lot because I am retired and I like to keep busy.  Keeping this website running and facebook updated is my idea of fun.  Cleaning the post after a rental is just a workout without gym fees to me,  BUT WE UNDERSTAND IF YOU CAN”T HELP US CLEAN UP.  

That said, currently, we really could use some help in the following areas

  1. Our Historian Gerry Jones, could use some help cataloging the Post History we have been hunting and gathering recently.
  2. Online Research about Kenosha and the American Legion.  Did you know that if you have a Kenosha Public Library Card, you have free access to local Newspaper archives and a library addition of Ancestry.com and other research tools, Online, right from your home?  Check it out here:  https://www.mykpl.info/digitallibrary 
  3. We are planning on a pretty big event for Pearl Harbor Day 2021 to Honor our Post’s namesake Paul E. Herrick, a son of Kenosha, who was the first person from Kenosha to die during WWII on the USS Arizona.   We could use some ideas for fundraising and planning.
  4. We place flags on veteran graves on Memorial Day.  If you would like to help out, please use the Contact Us page.
  5. On Flag day, we have our annual United States Flag retirement ceremony for unserviceable flags.  We are planning a special event this year, and just your presence would be very much appreciated.
  6. We are always looking for Articles for the this website and our facebook page.
  7. What do you thing we should be doing for our City and for your fellow veterans?

Again if you have any questions Contact Us, we would be happy to hear from you!

I just sent out to ZOOM credentials to all members. If you did not get the email, I probably do not have your correct email address. Contact me via adjutant@alpost21.com and I’ll get you squared away. Hope to see you there.

ATTENTION: Post 21 is going to have a VIRTUAL Member Meeting on Tuesday, January 19th at 7pm.

We will be using ZOOM for the meeting. The Facebook stream will be available as usual if you just want to listen in.

YOU DO NTO HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THE ZOOM APP TO ATTEND THE MEETING. The web page version works just fine.

I plan on having a dry run on Monday, January 18 at 7pm if you want test your equipment. Keep a lookout for an email from adjutant@alpost2.com for login information and a job aid. You can also use that email address if you have any questions or concerns.

It might not be obvious from this main page, but we have been adding and changing a lot of the pages you can find under the Main menu. If you don’t see them on your mobile device you have to press the “Hamburger” ( the three lines on top of each other next to the word Menu) to get to the full Menu.

Be sure to check out these recent entries: Pearl Harbor Remembrance 2020 under the History Menu and our new community Menu which features a holiday video made by Post Financial Officer and Judge Advocate Steve Tindall.

Have a Delightful Holiday Season, and a Very Happy New Year!

On Tuesday, September 19, 2020 a ceremony was held by the Kenosha County Veterans Council at the Moose Lodge / Hero’s Cafe to announce their yearly awards.

2nd Vice Commander Philip Morris and Al Vittori with their 2020 Kenosha County Veterans Council awards. 

Among the award recipients were Post 21 Second Vice Commander / Service Officer Phillip Morris who won the Veteran of the Year Award, and 25 Year Post 21 Member Al Vittori, who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement of the Year. Other award winners were, Civilian Organization of the Year, Festival Foods on 80th St, Veteran Service Organization of the Year, Kenosha VFW Post 1865, and Auxillary of the Year, Sonja McClure.

The awards were presented by County Board Supervisor, District 10, Andy Berg. The KCVC Annual Banquet Ceremony scheduled for this past March had been cancelled due to the pandemic.

Both Past Commander Lewens and Commander VIsintainer have decided to cancel the Member Meeting for tonight Tuesday, July 21, 2020.   There will be more communications to follow.  In the mean time, please keep an eye on our website, and especially our Facebook page.  

I’m turning off comments for articles. I have to deal with too much spam, and there are never any real comments. I will turn them on in the future if requested. In the mean time, the “Contact Us” Pages is a great way to bring something to our attention. If you would like to contribute to an existing or publish one yourself, please let us know.

There’s a new page located under the “Home” menu that will hold our post newsletters. Note that we accept articles from all members of Paul Herrick, Post 21, ALA Unit 21, SAL Squadron 21, and posts Legion Riders for the newsletter and this website.

Please put the word out to people you know that are not internet active. 

Please keep in mind that the officer biennial elections (every two years) are coming up. Start thinking about nominations. Also start thinking about what the American Legion can do to help in this crisis.

We may have to do a lot of things a little differently (i.e. via social media) but we are veterans, we Adapt, Improvise, Overcome.