American Legion

 Tryon, Polk County, NC
Site last updated on 07/01/2022

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American Legion Flag Pole finally install!

Below is the Eagle atop of the flag pole.



American Legion 2018 ~ 2019 Officers
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 on the First Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM (1900) at the American Legion Post 250, 43 Depot Street in Tryon NC.

Directions : At the stop light in the center of Tryon at the Morris The Horse, you will turn and proceed UP OVER THE RAILROAD TRACKS. 500 feet turn Right onto Depot Street. Park anywhere in the parking lot and look for the BLUE 2 STORY BUILDING. Enter through the Gray Double Doors.

The Legion's GPS location is:
N 35.12.32
W 82.14.23

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 and 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. To be qualified to join the Legion all you need to have is a Honorable Discharge and you will need to bring a copy of your DD-214 with you. All qualified veterans are encouraged to join the post and become a part of this prestigious and honorable group.

What we do in the community

Among the many different activities that Post 250 is involved in include helping fellow veterans, working with the youth in our community, providing scholarships and getting involved in many other 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 Essay 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 presented to the family at the time of burial with a 3 volley 21 gun salute followed by the playing of Taps.

The American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary meeting is held at the Legion Hall on the 2nd Tuesday each month at 10:00 am. Membership is open to all relatives, both male and female of all Veterans. Simply stop in and visit to see what we do and to ask questions.

This is a non-profit organization supported entirely by donations, fund raising, and membership dues. We serve all Veterans by placing flags on Veterans graves on all National Military Holidays.

Donations collected during our Poppie Drive programs and through other fund raising efforts are used to support our efforts.

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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 up and running again!

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

Bingo is held on all Friday Nights with games starting at 7 PM and ending around 9 PM.  We play a total of 21 games which includes 4 specials games plus the very last game #21 is the $500 coverall game. If you bingo is xx number of call numbers then you win. Rules on this game are available at the Legion Hall, just ask any of the workers for this information.


No outside food allowed in.

No new players admitted after the 1/2 way point.


The Canteen Offers
Soft drinks, coffee, popcorn, candy, crackers, chips, Hot dogs, cakes etc.

Bingo Jackpots

Jackpots average $20.00+ per game.
The more that play the higher the jackpot grows. 
This jackpot has been know to grow to as
much as $100.00 Per Game! The number of players determine this!

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

For BINGO pictures click here.


"Still Serving America"
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