News & Events

From the Commander

by Jeff Pitchford

Well, here we are the end of August, and we are looking back at the summer events and preparing for a great fall at Post 1. We seem to be picking up steam as we continue to navigate ourselves from the pandemic. We have been fortunate Post 1 has had no major COVID  related illnesses.

On August 7, Post 1 hosted our first of two ceremonies remembering the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown  Soldier. We hosted various Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs. Boy Scout Troop 79 advanced the colors. The guest speaker Craig Hudson, a Tomb Guardsman, spoke on the process of becoming a Tomb Guardsman which includes a nine-month training period and a 90 percent dropout rate. The Post 1 tribute to the Tomb is nearing completion and can be viewed in the area behind the flag poles.

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From The Adjutant

by Patrick Burch

Greetings to all Legion Family
members! Hope everyone enjoyed
their summer. Compliments to the
LCWPost 1 Color Guard for the excellent
and very successful car show
they conducted on August 14. But
now it’s time to get back to “standard
procedure.” As we resume
more or less normal operations,
please make yourself aware and
comply with ALL of the House
Rules, they are posted on the fire  doors entering the bar area and in
addition copies have been placed
on the bar.

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From the Unit President

by Christina Lilly

It was a busy couple of weeks in
late July and Early August. Members
of LCW Unit 1 along with the
Legion and Riders worked with other
VSOs to help make the Colorado
National Guard’s 193rd MP Battalion
family carnival a success. Our
own Marsha Harrison received a coin
from the commander for her efforts.

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Announcements

  • NEWS FLASH

    06.05.2021

    POST 1 HAS A NEW VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER — JOSH MEDINA
    He is a Post 1 member and works in Veteran Services, Community Resources, Arapahoe
    County.  Thanks to Dick Hassell, previous VSO, for all you have done
    to assist veterans.


  • S.A.L. News

    06.05.2021


    S.A.L. had a busy July and August. On top of our normal dinner nights, we also participated in a cou- ple of fun events.  First was the 193rd Military Police Battalion’s carnival. As you might have guessed they had
    an eventful year. It was a privilege to volunteer at their car- nival. Using a popcorn machine bor-
    rowed from Commander Pitchford, countless kettles of popcorn were popped and consumed by smiling
    families. Thank you to the Com- mander, Scott, Spencer, John, and Tom for all the help.


  • 40&8

    06.05.2021

    Fortunately, the ravages of the Corona Virus have been minimized
    thanks to the introduction of several effective vaccines. The Post is back
    to being open with normal business hours in effect and business has
    returned to normal. With this uptick, fundraising by all the families
    has returned to a regular schedule and fundraising traffic is picking up.

    As strange as it may seem, the 40/8 held the postponed Turkey
    Shoot on June 19. Obviously out of season for turkeys, but if the Kentucky
    Derby could be held last September, then it makes a bit more sense.


  • American Legion Riders

    06.05.2021

    Sturgis: A Novice’s View

    Hello readers. As you probably guessed by the title, this will be a look at Sturgis from the eyes of firsttime attendee of the Sturgis motorcycle rally. And let me tell you it was quite a look. Here we go.
    Monday, 9 August: We left the post around 0730, hoping to beat the early rush-hour traffic, but that
    didn’t quite happen. It took us 45 minutes to get past 120th. After that, it was slow in parts on I-25 in Colorado, but not bad. When we got past Ft Collins, it was quite a look. Here we go.

    Monday, 9 August: We left the post around 0730, hoping to beat the early rush-hour traffic, but that
    didn’t quite happen. It took us 45 minutes to get past 120th. After that, it was slow in parts on I-25 in Colorado,
    but not bad. When we got past Ft Collins, it was pretty much smooth sailing.


This Month's Events

  • Monday, September 6: Labor Day – Post opens at 11:00 a.m.

  • Saturday, September 11:  9/11 Remembrance program begins at 1:00 p.m

  • Sunday, September 12: Breakfast from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

  • Tuesday, September 14: Legion and Auxiliary general membership monthly meetings.

  •  Saturday, September 18: 40&8 meeting at 10:00 a.m. and S.A.L. meeting at noon

  • Karaoke will be once a month on a Friday night and Bronco games on all the TV’s will be starting September 12th. 

Next Event:

September 6: Labor Day – Post opens at 11:00 a.m.

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