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Two Post 156 members helped with the Maryland Special Olympics Howard County Flag Football team for their fall 2021 season. About 20 athletes, two teams of 8 - 10, played other Maryland counties in good natured but competitive games for this Covid shortened season. Each team had two experienced coaches where Corey Regelin and Tim Paulin (yellow shirts) helped them out at both the Monday practice sessions and Sunday games. (Fall 2021)

You are not alone

Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as the U.S withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban.  For available resources, see the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs site.


Honor Flights are back!


Please consider helping us with Bailey's Bundles.

We need to get donations out sooner than in the past.

See here for more details!

Upcoming events

30th: 0830 - Quarterly Flag Retirment at VFW 7472 Hall. Ceremony beginning at 1100. Accepting donations for Bailey's Bundles too!
7th: 0900 - Howard County Veterans Day Parade in downtown Columbia. Step off at 0930.
11th: 1130 - Monthly luncheon at Columbia Crossings Mission BBQ (Note: A Thursday instead of the normal Friday)
12th: 1700 - Veteran Gala for all VSO members at Rt-40 Mission BBQ. Limited spaces so watch for sign up email!
11th to 14th - Poppy Event at Clark's Ace Hardware in Ellicott City, Lowe's Home Improvment in Columbia.
18th: 1900 - Regular monthly membership meeting at VFW 7472 Hall.
16th: 1800 - Post 156 Holiday Party at VFW Hall. Email will be sent with more details.

Howard County Fallen Heroes Tribute

To honor Howard County residents who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, the Office of Veteran and Military Families is proud to announce the creation of the Fallen Heroes Tribute page. 

We hope that you will use this form by sharing their stories of valor which will be highlighted on a future webpage.  

Fallen Heroes Form

According to the Department of Defense, updated requirements now state all service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can use commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) retail facilities, in-person and online.

For more information, click here.

Adams, Hanna, Moore Memorial Post 156 welcomes Veterans and active duty service members from all branches of our Armed Forces. New legislation has been signed opening up eligibility for more veterans to join the American Legion. If you've served any time from December 7th, 1941 to present, we'd love to have you stop by and fill out an application! Joining our post enables you to continue serving your God, country and community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble.


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To the wonderful, patriotic citizens of the Howard County, thank you for supporting our Post. As a tax exempt organization defined by IRS code 501(c)19, your donations are 100% tax deductible. All money raised is given back to Veterans or the local community. Help us to continue supporting financially worthy community programs and projects. Your support will allow us to continue sponsoring scholarships for youth, while also giving aid and assistance to our local Veterans and their families.

If you are a member of the Post and not receiving email notices, please send an email to info@legionpost156maryland.org and let us know!

Did you know the American Legion has a mobile app for iOS and Android? To get it click here.

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Post 156 is a 501(c)(19)
EIN: 52-6077924