For 75 years, American Legion Post 197 located off of Avenue B neighborhood has been on the front line extending a hand to the veterans on the Northside. Fondly referred to as “the Post,’ most of the community know the location as a place to enjoy old school music and a good drink. The Post has been focusing on expanding their brand in 2021 becoming more involved in social justice, medical disparities and back to school issues. Most recently, they held a Friday night back to school drive to collect supplies returning students.
“We want to ensure that the community surrounding the post has the necessary essentials to prosper. Yes we can party, but first we have to take care of our community. Together we can make a difference before we step on the dance floor,” said Post Commanding Officer Cassandra Smalls.
The American Legion, commonly known as the Legion, is a nonprofit organization of U.S. war veterans headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is made up of state, U.S. territory, and overseas departments and these are in turn made up of local posts. Shown is Joanne Miller, Barbara David and Cassandra Smalls organizing the incoming donations.