Charles Pratt American Legion Post #94

Charles Pratt American Legion Post #94 Established in 1919 for military veterans & their families - for service to community, state, and nation. Social organization for military veterans and their families and friends.
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Non-profit organization supporting causes in the community and within the American Legion families

Non-profit organization supporting causes in the community and within the American Legion families

Operating as usual

06/10/2021

Just a reminder - Post 94's installation of officers (Legion, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion) is June 23. Cocktails at 6 pm, installation and dinner at 7 pm. Main dish will be provided, please bring a side dish if possible. Attire - business casual. Please sign up at the bar so that we know how much food to order. See you then!

06/10/2021

This coming Sunday, June 13, the guest musicians will be back starting at noon in conjunction with our monthly birthday party. Post opens at 11.

And THIS is Currently Happening at Your American Legion Post! Please, Ask the On-Duty Bartenders for assistance.
06/09/2021

And THIS is Currently Happening at Your American Legion Post! Please, Ask the On-Duty Bartenders for assistance.

And THIS is Currently Happening at Your American Legion Post! Please, Ask the On-Duty Bartenders for assistance.

Photos from The American Legion National Headquarters's post
06/06/2021

Photos from The American Legion National Headquarters's post

06/05/2021

Coming up at Post 94 -- tomorrow(6/5), bar bingo at 6:30. Not this Sunday, but next (6/13) - monthly birthday party and guest musicians starting at noon. Pick up the June meeting and event calendar at the post.

05/31/2021

I'm not sure if the original Post-Tribune article that I was able to share was able to be opened. Therefore, here is the text of the article. The article originally appeared in the on-line Post Tribune on May 30, 2021. All credit goes to the Post-Tribune, reporter Carole Carlson and photographer Michael Gard,
(Carole Carlson - reporter, Michael Gard, reporter) was able to be opened By CAROLE CARLSON POST-TRIBUNE | MAY 28, 2021 AT 4:05 PM
American flags remember veterans on Memorial Day weekend: ‘We just owe it to these guys’
Scott McKeny walks through Valparaiso's Graceland Cemetery placing flags on the graves of veterans on Friday, May 28, 2021. (Michael Gard/Post-Tribune) (Michael Gard / Post-Tribune)
On a raw, rainy morning, armies of volunteers marched through Valparaiso’s Graceland Cemetery with a singular mission: to adorn each veteran’s grave with an American flag as Memorial Day approaches on Monday.Valparaiso American Legion Post 94, headed by Commander Christine Martel, dispatched about 20 to 25 members to mark graves with the flags. Others showed up as well, trooping across the cemetery’s winding paths to make sure each veteran’s grave had a flag.
Bruce Steffen, past commander of American Legion Post 94, walks through Valparaiso's Graceland Cemetery placing flags on the graves of veterans on Friday, May 28, 2021. (Michael Gard/Post-Tribune) (Michael Gard / Post-Tribune)
Some of the veterans’ birth dates on the grave markers dated back to the 1820s. The soggy, chilly weather didn’t bother Owen Brown, of Valparaiso, as he made his first trip with the Legion to spread the flags. Brown, a Navy veteran, served from 1960 to 1968 aboard a Polaris nuclear submarine stationed in Scotland. Brown said he participated in 10 patrols. “We just owe it to these guys,” he said, holding back his emotions as he looked at a grave. “This has been something I wanted to do for years,” Brown said. He’s relieved the U.S. is pulling out troops in Afghanistan by Sept. 11 after more than 2,300 American service members died in combat since 2001. More than 20,000 service members have been wounded in Afghanistan. “They should have done that a long time ago,” said Brown of the U.S. withdrawal.
Owen Brown holds American flags as he walks through Valparaiso's Graceland Cemetery placing flags on the graves of veterans on Friday, May 28, 2021. (Michael Gard/Post-Tribune) (Michael Gard / Post-Tribune)
“It’s important to remember those who have served and passed away,” said Martel, the Legion’s first woman commander, who served in the Navy from 1986 to 1990. She said the Legion is hosting a short ceremony on Monday at its headquarters at 4 Monroe St. “The flags will be at half-staff and we’ll raise them after the service,” she said. Katie Payne, the legion post’s second vice commander, said she’s always had a passion for remembering veterans. She served in Operation Desert Storm during her stint in the Army from 1986 to 1994. “I’m the only woman in the honor guard here,” she said proudly.
Jerry Storey, of Valparaiso, said he’s not a veteran himself but his father served in the 1960s.“I think this is very important to honor our veterans, especially after everything we’ve went through the last few years,” he said.
Carole Carlson is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.Scott McKeny walks through Valparaiso's Graceland Cemetery placing flags on the graves of veterans on Friday, May 28, 2021. (Michael Gard/Post-Tribune) (Michael Gard / Post-Tribune)
On a raw, rainy morning, armies of volunteers marched through Valparaiso’s Graceland Cemetery with a singular mission: to adorn each veteran’s grave with an American flag as Memorial Day approaches on Monday.Valparaiso American Legion Post 94, headed by Commander Christine Martel, dispatched about 20 to 25 members to mark graves with the flags. Others showed up as well, trooping across the cemetery’s winding paths to make sure each veteran’s grave had a flag.
Bruce Steffen, past commander of American Legion Post 94, walks through Valparaiso's Graceland Cemetery placing flags on the graves of veterans on Friday, May 28, 2021. (Michael Gard/Post-Tribune) (Michael Gard / Post-Tribune)
Some of the veterans’ birth dates on the grave markers dated back to the 1820s. The soggy, chilly weather didn’t bother Owen Brown, of Valparaiso, as he made his first trip with the Legion to spread the flags. Brown, a Navy veteran, served from 1960 to 1968 aboard a Polaris nuclear submarine stationed in Scotland. Brown said he participated in 10 patrols. "We just owe it to these guys,” he said, holding back his emotions as he looked at a grave. “This has been something I wanted to do for years,” Brown said.
He’s relieved the U.S. is pulling out troops in Afghanistan by Sept. 11 after more than 2,300 American service members died in combat since 2001. More than 20,000 service members have been wounded in Afghanistan. “They should have done that a long time ago,” said Brown of the U.S. withdrawal.
Owen Brown holds American flags as he walks through Valparaiso's Graceland Cemetery placing flags on the graves of veterans on Friday, May 28, 2021. (Michael Gard/Post-Tribune) (Michael Gard / Post-Tribune)
“It’s important to remember those who have served and passed away,” said Martel, the Legion’s first woman commander, who served in the Navy from 1986 to 1990. She said the Legion is hosting a short ceremony on Monday at its headquarters at 4 Monroe St. “The flags will be at half-staff and we’ll raise them after the service,” she said. Katie Payne, the legion post’s second vice commander, said she’s always had a passion for remembering veterans. She served in Operation Desert Storm during her stint in the Army from 1986 to 1994. “I’m the only woman in the honor guard here,” she said proudly.
Jerry Storey, of Valparaiso, said he’s not a veteran himself but his father served in the 1960s.“I think this is very important to honor our veterans, especially after everything we’ve went through the last few years,” he said.
Carole Carlson is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.

Thank You to S.A.L. Member "Jose Rios" for providing these Photos of Today's Ceremony.
05/31/2021

Thank You to S.A.L. Member "Jose Rios" for providing these Photos of Today's Ceremony.

05/31/2021

Good Afternoon, All. Today's American Legion Post 94 Memorial Day Ceremony is hereby provided ...

05/31/2021

2021 Charles Pratt A.L. Post 94 "Memorial Day" Ceremony

After the 11 a.m. service at Graceland, there will be service at Post 94 at noon.  Public welcome.
05/30/2021

After the 11 a.m. service at Graceland, there will be service at Post 94 at noon. Public welcome.

Join us Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m. as we honor our veterans. The service will include the raising of the colors and a 21-gun salute by American Legion Post 94, who will also be placing flags on the graves of Veterans buried at Graceland. We hope to see you this weekend.

This Months "Bar Bingo dates are as Followed"....
05/29/2021

This Months "Bar Bingo dates are as Followed"....

This Months "Bar Bingo dates are as Followed"....

"Good Afternoon, All. First & Foremost, THANK YOU to All involved with the Legion Post #94 Flag Detail @ Graceland Cemet...
05/28/2021

"Good Afternoon, All. First & Foremost, THANK YOU to All involved with the Legion Post #94 Flag Detail @ Graceland Cemetery for our Fallen Hero's". Attached below is our current June 2021 Post calendar for review.

"Good Afternoon, All. First & Foremost, THANK YOU to All involved with the Legion Post #94 Flag Detail @ Graceland Cemetery for our Fallen Hero's". Attached below is our current June 2021 Post calendar for review.

05/25/2021

Just a reminder - there is NO post meeting tomorrow night (5/26). However, on Friday (5/28), assistance is needed for flag placement at cemeteries. Meet at Post 94 at 8 a.m.

Photos from Porter County Veterans Service Office's post
05/21/2021

Photos from Porter County Veterans Service Office's post

Timeline Photos
05/21/2021

Timeline Photos

May 18, 1953: Jacqueline Cochran, flying a Canadian-built F-86 Sabre at Edwards AFB, Calif., became the first woman to fly faster than sound. She averaged 652.337 mph on a 100-kilometer closed-course to earn the women's jet speed record.

Cochran was also the first woman to land and take off from an aircraft carrier, the first woman to reach over Mach 1 in a Northrop T-38 Talon, the first woman to pilot a bomber across the North Atlantic (in 1941) and later to fly a jet aircraft on a transatlantic flight, the first female pilot to make a blind (instrument) landing, the only woman ever to be president of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (1958–1961), the first woman to fly a fixed-wing, jet aircraft across the Atlantic, the first female pilot to fly above 20,000 ft with an oxygen mask, and the first woman to enter the Bendix Transcontinental Race.

Jackie still holds more distance and speed records than any pilot living or dead, male or female.

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Pictured here - Jackie Cochran and Col. Chuck Yeager, Edwards Air Force Base, 1962

Hey post 94 Family!  Note the name and picture of the firefighter on the right.  Familiar? His grandparents are members ...
05/20/2021

Hey post 94 Family! Note the name and picture of the firefighter on the right. Familiar? His grandparents are members of post 94!

The Charles Pratt American Legion Post#94 just Completed the "Life-Everlasting" ceremony, Honoring our fellow Veterans t...
05/19/2021

The Charles Pratt American Legion Post#94 just Completed the "Life-Everlasting" ceremony, Honoring our fellow Veterans that have pasted within the past year. Below are a few photos captured during this annual event.

05/18/2021

Upcoming May events at Post 94 - this Saturday (5/22), bar bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday May 23 - monthly birthday party. Friday May 28 - flag placements at cemeteries - meet at the post between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.; then karaoke starting at 8 p.m. Memorial Day (May 31) - there will be a service at noon at the post, followed by a light lunch. Just for Memorial Day, the post will close early (at 5 p.m.).

05/18/2021

Just a reminder - there will be no post election tomorrow (5/19) since there are no contested offices. However, there WILL be the annual post everlasting service at 6 pm. There will also be a short post meeting at 7 pm so that the post adjutant can cast one unanimous vote for the officers for 2021-2022 (which makes everything official and legit).

05/13/2021

Elections for American Legion Post 94's officers for 2021-2022 were to be held next Wednesday (May 19). However, the election is not needed as there is only one nominee per office. There will be a meeting at 7:00 pm on May 19 so that the post adjutant can cast one unanimous vote for the nominees. This coming year (2021-2022) marks the fourth consecutive year that all of the same officers and executive board members will be serving together!

05/13/2021

Post 94's post everlasting service will be this coming Wednesday (May 19) at 6:00 p.m. We remember - by name - Post 94 Legionnaires who have passed away in the past year.

05/13/2021

Hey - looking for something to do this Saturday evening (May 15)? Stop by the post to play bar bingo (starts at 6:30 p.m.). Food available - ask the bartender or auxiliary president.

05/12/2021

Marine Corps League Detachment 1056 (Dunes Leathernecks) - which meets at American Legion Post 94 in Valparaiso - will have its golf outing on July 10 at Forest Park Golf Course in Valpo. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. and shotgun start is at 9:00 a.m. $75 per person/$300 per team. Questions/more information - contact Reggie Hess at (219)926-3039 or [email protected]

Address

4 Monroe Street
Valparaiso, IN
46383

General information

Established in 1919 in Valparaiso, includes Post Officers elected annually and an Executive Committee. Meetings-Legion 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, SAL 3rd Wednesday, Auxiliary 2nd Tuesday. Events are posted on Facebook, at the Post and in the monthly calendar (available at post).

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 21:00
Saturday 11:00 - 21:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(219) 462-4452

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Delete if not allowed. I am the vet who donated the Notre Dame tickets if anyone who was wondering who I am. Anyway, my daughter is selling Girl Scout cookies and the cut off to order them is today if anyone is interested. Here is the link to order if interested. Please help Madison reach her goal. Thank you very much and stay motivated.
Today is the 101st anniversary of Charles Pratt giving his life to his country.
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April 13 - Taste of Poland at 1pm - cost is $8. Bar bingo at 6:30 pm. April 19 - The SAL is having a fish fry - 4:30-7pm.
March 29th - TGIF event - Fish fry 4pm-7pm -$10. Bingo upstairs - 6:30 pm. Karaoke - 8 pm - midnight.
Friday, March 15 - guest musicians starting at 5 pm. Bring a dish to share. Saturday, March 16 - time capsule ceremony starting at noon. Contact the post if you plan to attend. Sunday, March 17 - St Patrick's Day - starting at noon. $10/meal, $8/sandwich
December 28th. Dinner from 4pm-7pm, $10.00 per person. Karoake at 8pm.
Just an FYI, this Sunday, December 16th, we will have chili. Everyone is welcome. Other goodies are always welcome.
Friday night (Nov. 30) at Post 94 - pork dinner from 4 to 7 pm - $10, bingo upstairs at 6:30 pm, karaoke 8 pm - midnight
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Service - December 7, 2018 - Noon.
Come on in Sunday (Nov. 18) for a tailgate party (burgers, etc).