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The Reporter Vol 35. No 01. has been released.  Click here to view.  



67th Annual Appleton Flag Day Parade

With Post Flag Day Parade Party hosted at The American Legion Post 38 of Appleton.  See flier below for details.  For additional information about Flag Etiquette please click here which includes:

  • When to Display Your Flag
  • List of Frequently Asked Questions
  • How to fold your flag
  • Why the American Flag is Folded 13 Times



















 2017 POPPY DAY 

Poppy Day is scheduled for May 19th from 8 am to 6 pm and May 20th from 8 am to 12 pm. Look for our representatives at the following distribution sites: 
  • Wal-Mart (Grand Chute Location)
  • Fleet Farm 
  • Woodman's 
Please consider volunteering time to distribute poppies in our community. The donations collected fund our veteran’s programs. If you are unable to sign up at the April or May meetings call Linda at 731- 3703 or email at lsbmop@aol.com. If you find you are free either day and have not signed up stop by the club and we can assign you a location. You can contribute if you are unable to volunteer, look for the coupon in the reporter. You can make a donation. 
Linda Breitzman
Unit 38 Poppy Treasurer
Opening day for American Legion baseball is around the corner with the Junior Team kicking off the home schedule against Sheboygan on June 5th.  The Senior Team opening day is June 6th for an away game at Neenah.  The first home game for the Senior Team is June 11th facing Hortonville.  Click the logo on the left for the full team schedule.  For more about American Legion Baseball check out our page.  To follow the teams throughout the season please visit www.post38baseball.com.

Casino Night

May 4th, 2017 - Another casino night, another night of successful fundraising. The group of volunteers raised $315.25 after expenses and added 2 new members to the post.  An additional $64 was raised for the Legacy Fund.  For $35 guests were treated to food, drinks, laughs and a little gambling fun.  Check out the photos to see more of the exciting action.  Stay tuned for another Casino Night is in the works for late fall.  






 here: http://appletonpost38.org/index.php?id=107&number=2.

The Ballot for 2017 elections for The American Legion Post 38 were included as an insert to the mailer.  An electronic copy of the ballot can be downloaded here: ballot  


Scarlet Guard Honor Guard marched in New Dublin St. Patrick's Day parade. Post 38 hosted a bus trip to the festivities and 50+ people from the Appleton community enjoyed beef and cabbage, conversation and Irish folk music at the event.  Scarlet Guard members marching were Eric Stadler, Rick Eisenach, Frank Billings, Jeff Zweirs, Renee Kasuboski, Mike Anderson, and John Bourassa.  Chris and Amanda Petersen followed in the pick up boasting the American Legion Post 38 Scarlet Guard Senior Honor Guard name.  



Hi all,

Membership update for Appleton American Legion Post 38.

We are currently at 92.10%, only 62 renewals short of our goal of 100%! We have 21 fabulous new members in our family. 😀

Keep in mind that your membership provides for so much of what we have that keeps us up and running and able to help our Service Members, fellow Veteran's, their families and our communities.

Thank you PUFLs and those who have already renewed.

If you haven't renewed yet, please renew today! Those of you who are computer savvy can renew online at http://www.wilegion.org/page/content/members/renew-membership.

If you'd like to be more involved please reach out to myself or those listed on the contact us page, we'd be more than happy to help you find the right fit for you. You can call, text or e-mail me.

Thank you.!

Migeal babino


AppreciationWisconsin American Legion College, WALC, is coming to Post 38 in Appleton.    Registrations are now being accepted for both the Basic and Intermediate courses with a fee of $25 per course if registered before March 8th and an additional $5 per course if registration received after March 8th. The American Legion Extension Institute or ALEI is a recommended pre-requisite to the basic couse and required for Intermediate.  The ALEI course is offered online at legion.org/alei.  For more information about the WALC visit wilegion.org.  




The American Legion Johnston-Blessman Post 38 Four Chaplains Memorial Service February 4th 2019 at Post 38.  The post served a light dinner meal starting at 6PM with Department Commander Frank Kostka spoke to the post about his experience as providing an inspiring message to serve and give back. 

Department Commander Franks Kostka spoke to the post about his experience at the post.    Scarlete Guard presented the colors with escort for our honorable guest.  Past Post Chaplain Bob Johnson led the ceremony, with 9th District Commander, Jeff Zwiers leading the membership in chorus of God Bless America.  

Laurel Clewell, Don Eiden, Bill Trombley, and John Bourassa all presented a portion of ceremony sharing some history of each of the four chaplains commemorated during the ceremony.   

Christmas Party

Legion’s High School Oratorical Scholarship Program: “A Constitutional Speech Contest.” Participation forms are still being accepted for the post contest which will be held at the post on January 3rd at 6:30PM.  Winners of the post contest move on to the county with an opportunity to advance to districts, state and national contests with larger scholarship opportunities.  Interested students can fill out the Participant Form and submit to Robert Johnson at rjohnson4116@gmail.com.  For complete rules and eligibility requirements visit the Legion Youth - Oratorical page.  


Post HistoryPost historian begins artifact catalog project.  A few volunteers helped dig out the adjutants storage room to improve the organization and accessibility of  the post supplies, legal documents, minutes, etc.  As part of the reorganization effort, the historian began his own archaelogical dig through the many historical artifacts in storage as part of an effort to improve the documentation of the post's history and work towards preserving the many pictures, books, and awards of the post.   Several quick pictures were taken to get an idea.  The project is in the beginning stages so many of the photos are presented as is in the photo gallery.  Please check them out by clicking on the photo collage of this article.   


Calling all Post 38 members! Your presence is requested for a final salute to our Past Commander John Erdman on Tuesday, October 4th at 10:30 AM at Valley Funeral Home (2211 N. Richmond St in Appleton). Come in your Legion apparel and cap. We will process in as a unit to express our sympathies to John's family and give him a snappy salute. His cheery disposition will be thoroughly missed! http://www.valleyfh.com/obits/obituary.php?id=681264