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American Legion Post 61

Battleship IOWA, San Pedro, CA


National Commander Brett Reistad


American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad will represent nearly 2,000,000 members of the American Legion on the 100th Anniversary Float in the Rose Parade. Following this, he will be visiting selected California Posts, including Battleship IOWA Post 61 on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 1015 for a tour of the “Big Stick” and post meet-and-greet.

Post Legionnaires are requested to be onboard by 0945 to assemble on the gangway as we properly pipe the National Commander aboard and render honors. All members are highly encouraged to wear garrison caps and American Legion attire , if available. Family members are also invited to attend the meet-and-greet, which will immediately follow the ship tour. The event will likely conclude shortly before 1130.

For more information, contact John Stammreich at post61@labattleship.com




Welcome Aboard!

Since our original charter in 1920 in Sacramento, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.


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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of San Pedro and the Harbor Area community. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. (click Sponsor or Booster Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.