Richard H Stafford. Dick Stafford was deeply involved in working on behalf of veterans and helped create the Woodbury Community Foundation and worked to establish the city ambulance service. He was an original member of Post 501 and was active in ... READ MORE
Woodbury American Legion Post 501 Established
Jan 11, 1979
The Woodbury American Legion Post 501 was charted on January 11, 1979. The post was formed as the growth of the City of Woodbury showed a need to increase support of veterans in the area. The first officers were: Mayard Flom, Post Commander; Bill England, first Vice Commander; Harry Southward, Second Vice Commander; Irwin R. Idso, Thrid Vice Commander; Chuck Swanson, Finance Officer; William Kruger, Veteran's service Officer. The charter was presented at Captain..
Woodbury American Legion Post 501 participated in the community Memorial Day Service. In the first years of the posts formation, the Memorial Day Services were held at the Woodbury Methodist Church Cemetary on Steepleview Rd. The 1980 Services main speaker was Gen B.G. Shaver.
Woodbury American Legion Post 501 donates funds to Woodbury Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program
Nov 8, 2018
Following the Woodbury High School Veterans Day ceremony on November 8, 2018, Woodbury American Legion Post 501 Vice Commander Dale Johnson presented a check for $1000 to Major (retired) Thom Petzold, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for the AFJROTC program.Major Petzold and MSgt Kathy Cotto, JROTC instructor were presented Pavers for the Woodbury Veterans Memorial by Woodbury American Legion..
Korean War Memorabilia Donated to Woodbury VFW and American Legion
Nov 20, 2018
On November 20, 2018, Jon and Marti Beltz donated memorabilia collected by Jon’s father Robert Beltz who served during the Korean War in the United States Navy.Robert served aboard the USS Plumas County (LST-1083) as a Storekeeper Third class (SK3).In this position, Robert was responsible for maintaining the ship’s supply stores, purchasing, buying and issuing..
By: Woodbury American Woodbury VFW Post 9024 and American Legion Post 501 host Joint
Feb 21, 2019
The Woodbury Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9024 and the Woodbury American Legion Post 501 hosted the first ever Joint Annual Awards banquet on February 21, 2019 at the Green Mill Restaurant in Woodbury.The awards were hosted by VFW Post 9024 Commander, Paul Lindahl and American Legion Post 501 Commander, Tom Grezek.
Woodbury American Legion Post 501 seeks Candidates for Legion Boys State
Mar 20, 2019
By:Woodbury American Legion Post 501 Public Affairs
WOODBURY – The Woodbury American Legion Post 501 is seeking candidates from local Woodbury High Schools for the 71st Annual American Legion Boys State that will be held June 9-15, 2019 on the campus of St. John’s University..
Woodbury Mayor Ann Burt Presents Proclamation recognizing Poppy Days
Apr 10, 2019
Woodbury Mayor Ann Burt presented a proclamation to Woodbury American Legion Post 501 Commander, Tom Grezek and Woodbury Veterans of Foreign War Post 9024 Paul Lindahl recognizing May 24, 2019 as National Poppy Day in Woodbury.
The American Legion has long utilized the red poppy as its..