Fund Est. 2006
The American Legion was chartered in 1919. This nonprofit organization provides support for veterans and their families. the American Legion has many programs to help veterans after they return from active duty and social events for veterans.
The American Legion, Color Guard provides patriotic services for veterans at the time of funeral and for our community during Veterans Day. The members of the Color Guard, in their ceremonial uniforms, file in and give final salute to the veteran. This solemn event provides a dignified and reverent send-off for the service member and respect for our country.
Activities to raise awareness and funds.
The American Legion, Post #43 recently collaborated with the Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) to provide sponsorship and awareness for Veterans Day and the holidays. In October 2006, the first Tree of Valor was available to the community to recognize local active duty military members and to memorialize those who have served. The money raised from this fundraiser is used to grow the American Legion, Post #43 Fund within the ACCF and to provide college scholarships for local students.
American Legion is made up of over 850 Legion members to include Sons of American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary. The groups all work together to support veterans and their families. If you have any questions about the American Legion, or the activities listed, please call the American Legion, Post #43 (Decatur, Indiana) at 260.724-3607.
If you are interested in purchasing an ornament for the Tree of Valor you can contact the Adams County Community Foundation at 260.724-3939.