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Post 46  Custer, South Dakota



CHARTER DATE: July 28, 1919

POST NAMESAKE: General George A. Custer


NOTABLE MEMBERS: Francis H. Case, past Representative and Senator; Harold H. Handley, past Circuit Court Judge; M. L. Slade, past Department Commander.. Read more »

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: "Gold" Post of the Black Hills. Custer State Park's Legion Lake, Legion Lake Campground, and Legion Lake Lodge named after of the Post.

Excerpted from "The American Legion in South Dakota First Quarter Century";


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Post Goes Back to School Yes, Custer Post #46 has a new home. It is in Room 105 of the old Custer High School (now the Custer School District Administration Building). How this came about is.. Full story »
Commencing 6:00 pm at the Custer Community Church the Custer Cub Scout Pack 25 received flag education. Approximately ten Cub Scouts participated. Two participated in Flag Lowering, Raising, Half-staffing, and Folding ceremonies using the church's flagpole.. Full story »
Sponsored by VFW Post 3442, the program was conducted on this windy day at Cold Springs Pioneer Cemetery and Custer City Cemetery. Officially participating from Custer Post #46 were Legionnaires Douglas Faaborg, Dean R. Mills, and.. Full story »
CUTTING THE CAKE — Floyd Mills and Harold Stickney, the two World War II veterans present who are members of Custer American Legion Post 46, got last week’s Legion birthday supper program started with a ceremonial cutting of cake. The event, which celebated the 96th anniversary of American Legion, was.. Full story »
On Labor Day Custer Post #46 bid farewell to the original Legion Lake Lodge building. Located in Custer State Park the lodge, lake, and campground are named after our American Legion Post which used to lease the land and meet where the lake now exists. The lodge building was the.. Full story »
Every November 11th Custer City honors its veterans. Custer Post #46 coordinates these activities either conducting, sponsoring, or participating in all. Here is a “roundup” of those Veterans Day Events: American Legion Flag Raising – At 8:00 a.m. in Way Park Custer Post #46 raised fresh U.S. and POW/MIA flags at its Veterans flagpole. By this our Veterans are remembered with crisp flags on their special day. These flags fly until being replaced for Memorial.. Full story »
Six Custer County World War II veterans were recognized at a Monday, Dec. 7 program at the Custer Senior Center. Standing, from left, are Grant Muse, Harold Stickney, and Roy Roadifer. Front, from left, are Robert.. Full story »
L – R, Harold Koester, Kenneth Fortune, LLoyd Nickles, Kenneth Glaser, Richard Knutson, Walter Thomas, Arnold Anderson, Robert Schilling. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press Custer County joined together with South Dakota and the Republic of Korea in honoring their Korean War Veterans with the award of the Korean Peace Medal... Full story »
By Charley Najacht American Legion Riders Chapter 71 from Hot Springs rode in on their motorcycles with the colors flying last Thursday morning to the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer. They then helped present and post.. Full story »
Eight more Custer County veterans or their next of kin received their Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal at a cermony at Custer Senior Center last Saturday. From left, back are presenters Nylotis Van Orman, Alice Hagenlock,.. Full story »
Custer American Legion Post # 46 Commander Don Hone and Post Finance Officer Mark Mills salute the American and P.O.W. flags at Way Park in Custer at 8:00am Memorial Day.Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press [Photo and caption used by permission] The Post conducted a flag lowering ceremony at 8:00 a.m. and then participated with the Joint Color Guard in ceremonies at Cold Springs Pioneer Cemetery, Pringle Cemetery, and Custer City Cemetery. Finally, the Post raised.. Full story »
Jace Woodward, left, and Noah Zacher, right, are shown preparing to depart for the 74th Session of American Legion Boys State at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. Approximately 320 boys from across South Dakota were.. Full story »
In the photo Custer American Legion Post #46 Commander Donald Hone, left, presents the official American Legion Baseball uniform patch to Team Manager/Head Coach Mick Patzlaff, right. The 31 May 2016 presentation of the uniform patch.. Full story »
By Charley Najacht Sixty people attended the Flag Day event honoring Vietnam veterans Tuesday, June 14, at Custer High School. At least 40 of them were Vietnam veterans who each received a pin and certificate of recognition of their service. The event was organized by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Black Hills and Harney Peak chapters, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. After singing a stirring rendition of the.. Full story »
Michelene Nelson of Spearfish, South Dakota receives the Freedom's Sentinel Quilt from Mark Mills (Photo by Fred Nelson). The queen-sized quilt was created by Phyllis Terrall and donated to Custer Post #46 for fundraising. It was raffled by the Post at a 2016 Memorial Day drawing. Michelene, President of Spearfish American Legion Auxiliary Unit #164, after years of purchasing raffle tickets was quite excited at winning her quilt! Full story »
By Charley Najacht After completely disappearing last October and being rebuilt since last November, a brand new Legion Lake Lodge had its ribbon-cutting last Friday morning in Custer State Park. Area American Legion members raised the.. Full story »
INAUGURAL GAME — The new Custer American Legion team played its first game of the season June 20 in Spearfish, playing a double header. The team lost both of the games it played, but did mark.. Full story »
VETERANS DAY SALUTE — The Custer Veterans Honor Guard stands at attention during a Veterans Day ceremony held at Custer Cemetery last Friday, Nov. 11. The Honor Guard is composed of both Custer American Legion Post.. Full story »
FRIDAY ICU — A Custer Jr./Sr. High School student fills up on chocolate milk while Custer American Legion Post No. 46 Americanism officer Mark Mills wipes down a table during Friday ICU last week at the.. Full story »
GIFT OF HONOR —Scotty Terrell hands a gift back containing hygiene items, food and other things that would have been rationed to those on the warfront to Roy Stender, one of the six WWII veterans at.. Full story »