American Legion

 Tryon, Polk County, NC
Site last updated on 05/12/2023

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American Legion Flag Pole finally install!

Below is the Eagle atop of the flag pole.



American Legion 2023 ~ 2024 Officers
Post Commander
Michael Collins, Sr.
1st Vice Commander
David Fleming Sr.
2nd Vice Commander
Ken Martin
Judge Advocate
David Fleming Sr.
Chad Hightower
Finance Office
George Leimann
Bingo Chairman
Mitch Somers
Scott Weichl
IT / Historian
Robin Michael
Groffrey Toman
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 meet on the First Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM (1900 hrs.) 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 too 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

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 Contests, Scholarships for College, and Bingo every Friday night beginning at 7:00 pm.  We also sponsor American Legion Baseball.

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 Amerian Legion Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of 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 Poppy Drive programs and through other fund raising efforts are used to support our veterans.

Follow The American Legion Post 250 on Facebook at:

Polk County Memorial Honor Guard

Polk County VFW Post 9116



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





Full information on bingo is on the above link


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