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375 East Locust Street - , Columbia, Illinois

American Legion Post 581

American Legion Post 581
Columbia, Illinois  62236

Meets Second Tuesday of Each Month at Legion Memorial Home

375 East Locust. (618) 281-5556

Phone: 618-281-5556 

Website:   E-mail:



Receptions + Banquets + Meetings + All Occasions

Office Hours· 8:30 a.m. to Noon Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday



                                                                  Let's Play


Color Ball


Four By Four  50/50 Raffle





Every Sunday 1:00 pm



at the Columbia American Legion



Columbia, Illinois



Cafe Style Lunch Is Available


Until 1:00 pm



Bring a Friend & Have Some Fun!



Help Support Your Columbia American Legion Hall!



Attendance Prizes Will Be Awarded








DVD'S For Sale -


They are available for purchase at $10 per copy. 

Hear the stories told by our guest speakers. 

We now offer 4 different DVD's.  The quality is outstanding. 

We are very proud of our members who come forth with their stories and experiences. 

DVD's are available at the office.


-   The 1st DVD


     The dedication ceremony of the new statue erected in the City Park by The Oerter



-  The 2nd DVD

     Veterans Day 2110.  At this program Legionnaire Don Roush tells of  his many

experiences in Korea. One of which were a pocket bible in his shirt pocket saved his life

when it stopped a shell fragment. There is also the very unusual story of 2 Frenchmen in

France with a medal detector. They found a dog tag that was lost during the war and how

they tracked down and found the original owner, Herb Schueler. The Captain of The USS

Columbia submarine and 2 crewmembers were present.


-  The 3rd DVD

     Memorial Day May 30th, 2111. Also Legionnaire Al Holden told of his  brother Robert

Holden who killed in Viet Nam. A very touching story. There are other very interesting

speakers on this DVD.


 -  Our 4th DVD


     This is of Veterans Day program on November 11, 2011.  We took time to pay tribute

to America's finest, who have served our country to preserve our Constitution and the

American way of life. We also payed tribute to the Cold War Veterans. Our guest speaker

Dennis Hermann, who is a Civil War Historian, gave a one man enactment of The Battle

of Stones River where the moving story of The Battle of The Bands was told.









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