American Legion

 Tryon, Polk County, NC
Site last updated on 11/02/2019

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American Legion 2018 ~ 2019 Officers
David (Michael) Collins
Erwin Fletcher
1st Vice Commander
David Fleming Sr.
2nd Vice Commander
Paul Stout II
Judge Advocate
David Fleming Sr.
David Fleming Sr.
Finance Office
John Magee
John Johnson
Glen Burgess
VA Service Officer
Gina Cashion

Polk County Memorial Post 250
43 Depot Street
Tryon, North Carolina  28782

Post Phone : (828) 440-1113 during post hours.

We meets the First Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM (1900) at the Legion Hall located at 43 Depot Street in Tryon, North Carolina.  This is across from the old train station.  To find us: at Morris the Horse (wooden) that is in the center of town you will need to cross over the tracks and proceed towards the US Post Office.  The distance from the tracks to the turn off is 500 feet then turn right down to the old train station.  The Legion is on the Left - the BLUE 2 story building. 


History of the American Legion

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. It is now a community-service organization and includes nearly 3 million members - men and women - in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.


Post 250's Membership

Post 250 has approximately 150 members from Polk County and surrounding areas. All qualified veterans are encouraged to be a part of this prestigious and honorable group. All qualified veterans are urged to join the Post.  The benefits are to numerous to mention here but it is well worth it.  Please come to a meeting and find out for yourself what this post has to offer.


What we do in the community

Post 250 activities include helping fellow veterans, working with the youth in our community, providing scholarships and getting involved in many local activities as well as a strong dedication to Americanism.

The American Legion promotes and supports legislative programs for Veterans and their families. 

This post provides sponsorship for Writing and Assay Contest, Scholarships for College, and Bingo every Friday night beginning at 7:00 pm.  We also sponsor the Legion Baseball held in Landrum SC.

Flag Day Ceremonies are conducted at the 'House of Flags Museum' in Columbus, NC. at 7:00 pm.

Memorial Day Ceremonies are conducted at the Polk Memorial Gardens at 10:00 am, at the Veterans Park in Saluda, NC at 3:30 pm, and at the Veterans Park in Columbus, NC before the 'Singing for Soldiers' concert at 6:30 pm.

Both the American Legion and the several local VFW Posts' provide an Honor Guard for those who have passed away that were members of any branch of the military.  A flag is present to the family at the time of burial and a 3 volley gun salute is provide followed by the playing of Taps.

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Polk County Memorial Honor Guard



Pictures from some of the following events:

Memorial Day 2011, Columbus, North Carolina
This includes the Honor Guard in their new uniforms

Flag Day 2011 with several troops of young scouts

Flag Day 2006 with Boy Scout Troop 150, Tryon, NC





Bingo is open to the general public and everyone is welcome.

Bingo is held on Friday Nights with games starting at 7 PM
and ending around 9 PM.



The Canteen Offers
Soft drinks, coffee, popcorn, candy, crackers, chips, Hot dogs, BBQ, and cake etc.

Or you may also bring your own nibbles.

Bingo Jackpots

Jackpots start at $15.00 per game.
The more that play the higher this jackpot grows. 
This jackpot has been know to grow to as
much as $100.00 Per Game!

Post opens at 5:30 PM (1730)
Canteen from about 6:00 PM (1800).


"Still Serving America"
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