Post 554 Carlinville, Illinois

Post 554

Carlinville, Illinois

Post 554 Carlinville, Illinois

About This Post

Post Namesake
The post was named for Guy R. Baird USMC who was the very first from Carlinville to volunteer for service when the United States entered into the World War, known at the time as the war to end all wars. ... READ MORE
Notable Members
T. K. Rinaker--decendant of Civil War commander
What Makes this Post Unique
Currently shares space with the Carlinville Park Board, the land on which the Carlinville city swimming pool sits was originally part of the Legion Park




Guy Baird Post#554 Destroyed by Fire

Jul 30, 1976
In the summer of 1976, the Guy Baird American Legion Post#554 building which dated back to the days of the original Carlinville golf course was destroyed by a fire. The current building was built on the same site and serves the community today
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SAL Charter

Feb 28, 2013
After an approximate 18 month process to round up enough members to apply for a charter, the Post received a permanent charter for its SAL Squadron on this date. The post had long had Legion and Auxillary members but this marked the first time for SAL membership. We are hoping to grow and expand in the future as a American Legion Family
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Calender year

Jun 4, 2015
Some of the events of just this calendar year so far that have occurred at the Guy Baird Post: in January we were the 21st District stop for the Department of Illinois Annual American Legion Family Membership Caravan Department Commander Hank Robards was amoung the Department staff along with Department Sr Vice Commander Paul Gardner and the President of the Auxiliary. The featured speaker on the caravan was immediate past National Commander Dan Dellinger. The..
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Caravan stop

Jan 13, 2022

Post#554 hosted the very first stop of the Department of Illinois American Legion Family Membership Caravan for 2022

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