Post 97 San Tan Valley, Arizona

Post 97

San Tan Valley, Arizona

Post 97 San Tan Valley, Arizona

About This Post

Post Namesake

Joseph Jacob Foss (April 17, 1915 – January 1, 2003) was a United States Marine Corps major and the leading Marine fighter ace in World War II. He received the Medal of Honor in recognition of his role in air combat during the Guadalcanal Campaign. In postwar years, he was an Air National Guard brigadier general, served as the 20th Governor of South Dakota (1955–1959), president of the National Rifle Association, and first commissioner of the American Football League. He also was a television broadcaster

What Makes this Post Unique

 This is not your grandfathers American Legion Post! You and your family can join us! You’ll find that getting connected to the American Legion Family is one of the best decisions you will ever make.  Our service-oriented Post respects the sacrifices of both the warrior and his or her support network at home. We have all “been there and done that.”

We understand the pressures of life after your separation from the military. Work, school and raising children may not leave time for other pursuits.

That’s why our American Legion Post is different; we are here for you, not the other way around.

 If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible to join the American Legion. At over 2 million members, it is the largest Veterans organization in the world.

We are a diverse and welcoming service oriented Post. If you are looking for a different kind of Veterans service organization, look no further.



Beginning of a New Post

Jun 1, 2009

Post 97 was founded in June, 2009 by Larry Moore (Vietnam-Marine Corps) and Alan Pease (Cold War Europe – Army Security Agency). Both men had previously belonged to a Legion post in nearby Queen Creek, but felt they could accomplish more for the region’s youth through a post based in the San Tan Valley. Pease had worked hard to engage Queen Creek high schools in the..

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