Post 21 will open it’s doors to all citizens of Kenosha, and to our brothers and sisters from all veteran groups, on December 4th, 2021 from 10 am to 3pm, and on Sunday December 5th from 12pm to 4pm.

Current Exhibits

  • A Museum quality World War II / Military exhibit presented by Historic Military Impressions.
  • Essay Contest Finalists entries display.
  • A display honoring 74 of the Marines who perished aboard the USS Arizona along with Paul Herrick.
  • Saturday Dec 4th at Noon – Steven Tindall will give an oral presentation on the Arizona Marines
  • Saturday December 4th at 1:00 pm- Carl Bogar will give oral presentation providing context for his museum display.

Award Presentation & Memorial Service

Our Remembrance Ceremony will take place on December 7th:

  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm Paul Herrick Blvd. Dedication
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm General gathering open to the public.
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm Ceremony and essay winners announced.

We are proud to announce that Mayor John Antaramian and Post 21 Commander Thomas J. Visintainer Sr. will be dedicating 58th Street between the lake and the Sheridan Road as “Paul E. Herrick Blvd”. During the ceremony later that evening, they will be presenting the Essay Contest Awards.

What: American Legion Family – Veterans Day Celebration

When: Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. to Noon. 

  • 10:15 Flanders Field Ceremony.  
  • Rendering of Honors at 11:00 sharp.  
  • Coffee and Donuts before the ceremony, and a light lunch starting at 11:15

Where: 504 58th St., Kenosha – Paul Herrick Post 21 

The first Post 21 Production Line (non) meeting was a success last night.

If you didn’t get the email, we are having an informal meeting each Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:pm to talk about post improvement, our goals or just some sea/war stories. If we’re talked out, there are some old fashioned games or we can watch a movie. Anything goes.

Hope to see you next week.

IMPORTANT: If you are a member and youvdidn’t get the email, contact me and I’ll get you on the list.


Randolph Granger joined Post 21 forty years ago to help a friend work Kenosha’s 4th of July fireworks display which was performed by Post 21 at the time.  He remembers those days fondly.  He had been at the post previously, “as a kid” when the Post hosted teen dances.

Randy Granger with his latest donation

At our August member meeting Randy presented the post with the pictured artwork which is a signed pen and ink drawing of the USS Arizona (BB-39) Underway.  The work was created on the 40th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. In the past, he also donated other items, such as another framed picture of the Arizona Memorial, a picture of a funeral caisson, and a Legion Police Badge.   The Grangers have a long legacy in the Legion as Randy’s

father used to write articles for The American Legion Magazine.Randy and his wife Lori, a US Army veteran herself, are currently downsizing and thought that Post 21 was the right place for it. Randy assured us he will come down from time to time to visit us and have a look at a favorite old picture. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Granger!

You may want to check out the 1st District Resource page in the Community menu where you can download. Newsletters and Reports that include Veteran Benefit News. Most Recently, the 1st District Officer Richard Strehlow put together a list of resources available to veterans from all era’s concerning their reactions to the current events in Afghanistan. You are NOT alone.

After doing an online service last year due to the pandemic, Post 21’s Memorial Day service will be back at Green Ridge Cemetery this year. The Program will begin at 10am near the flag pole:

The agenda for the May 2021 meeting will include:

  • Continuation of our discussion on the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the death or our Post’s namesake, Paul Herrick.
  • Continuation of a discussion on how best to use social media to improve Post communications.
  • Memorial Day, Flag Day, and other important upcoming events.
  • Color Guard for the Independence Day Parade in Kenosha (and beyond!)

Your input is important, See you there!