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Post 156 Color Guard has three more members who signed up to help out presenting the Colors at meetings and other events. Mike Zanski, one of the founding members, hands out pins to Randy Bohn, Alex Bockert and Carol Bohn.  2/20/2020


Upcoming events

Saturday February 29th 1300 - Shrimp Fest at VFW Hall

March - BWI Honor Flights

Friday March 13th 1130 - Luncheon at Mission BBQ Columbia

Thursday March 19th 1900 - Monthly meeting at VFW Hall


National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Welcome home Vietnam Vets Event at Martins West Sunday March 22nd at 1200 sponsored by Gilchrist Hospice Care, Inc.

For more information and to register for this event, click here.


Mission BBQ free sandwich for Vietnam Veterans March 29th. Available at both Columbia and Rt-40 restaurants.

Boys State and Girls State

American Legion Post 156 is sponsoring qualified Howard County High School Juniors for Boys State and Girls State this summer from June 21st - 27th 2020.

If you are a high school Junior and interested in Government, Politics, Leadership, attendance at Military Academy, College ROTC, or just a challenging Academic program, this is the experience for you. Maryland Boys and Girls State is a week long practical exercise in Government that will have a positive influence on your life!

To register, click on the appropriate link: Boys State or Girls State

or email boys.girls.state@legionpost156maryland.org if you have any questions.

According to the Department of Defense, starting Jan. 1, 2020, 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!

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