Fletcher-Pechacek American Legion Post 121 Programs
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, and community service organization which now numbers 2.4 million – men and women – in more than 14,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.
We welcome you to Fletcher-Pechacek American Legion Post 121. We are all volunteers. We are part of the state's largest veterans' service organization. We if you are on active duty or have served honorably during any eligible war eras, you can join us.
Join us for coffee and pastries every Friday morning from 8-10 am. Come to a meeting on the 2nd or 4th Wednesday, every month, at 7 pm. Our bar is open every Friday at 4 pm and during special events.
Post 9/11 veterans receive their first year membership paid by The Post. Active Duty service members dues are paid by The Post for the duration of their service. Annual dues are only $35. Join us today.
Contact Larry Larson
The American Legion and the Boy Scouts of America have developed a cooperative relationship to promote the organization and sponsorship of Scout units by posts of The American Legion. The American Legion believes this excellent program is another way to provide the youth of America with the opportunity to participate in worthwhile activities fostering good character, citizenship, and fitness.
Joe Fuslier 651-247-7941
Badger Boys State
Badger Boys State is a week long program designed to teach boys that the American form of government is stronger and more vital in today's world of struggle than ever before. It teaches that the American people have no more precious possession than that great document, the Constitution, which at once safeguards and transmits to posterity those principles of the great American heritage -- justice, freedom and democracy under God.
Post 121 selects 3 seniors from River Falls High School to attend Badger Boys State. Participants are eligible for consideration for 5 different State or National scholarship with values ranging from $550 to $20,000.
Tom Foley 715-307-2930
Participants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest develop leadership qualities along with the ability to think and speak clearly. These future leaders are better prepared for the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, for the rights and privileges of American citizenship.
A single main speech topic related the United States Constitution will be required with a length of 8 to 10 minutes, as well as an "Assigned Topic" that must consume 3 to 5 minutes of presenter's delivery.
Scholarships range from $600 to $18,000.
Thadis Hague 715-307-0489
Post 121 Scholarships
The American Legion and Post 121 offer a variety of scholarships for Wisconsin High School Students. These are available to Public, Private or Home Schooled students. Each has their own criteria and offer varying levels of financial assistance for continued post-secondary education.
Post 121 gives two scholarships to graduating High School seniors who are a descendant of a military Veteran. A third scholarship is available to a student graduating from High School who is a child or grandchild of a current member of Post 121. Each of these is valued at $500.
The Americanism & Government Scholarship is open to all Wisconsin High School students grade 10 through 12. Students complete an on-line test on their knowledge of U.S., Wisconsin and County Government, the Constitution and flag etiquette. They also complete a 300 word essay. Forty-five scholarships are awarded state wide, valued between $250 and $500 each.
American Legion Baseball State and National scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who played American Legion baseball and have financial needs.
Eagle Scout of The Year Scholarship. Post 121 will nominate an Eagle Scout of the Year for State and National American Legion scholarship recognition. The State awards a $1,000 scholarship; there is one National award valued at $10,000 and 3 valued at $2,500 each.
Nursing Scholarship. The 40-&-8, and organization of Veterans affiliated with The American Legion offers scholarships to graduating seniors entering the field of nursing.
Thadis Hague 715-307-0489