...to American Legion Lawrence Dresser Post 49, Emmett, Idaho.
Post 49 was chartered February 26, 1925 and named in honor of Gem County resident Lawrence Dresser who died August 15, 1918 while serving in France with the US Army during WWI. Learn more about Lawrence Dresser here:
Over the past 75 years the leadership and members of Post 49 have strived to foster and perpetuate patriotism, instill a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and Nation, and preserve the memories and incidents of our nation's conflicts.
The Post is involved in an array of programs and projects that are only limited by availability of people and funds. Typical programs that the Post currently supports are outlined in the "Projects" section of our web site. With adequate resources the Post leadership would like very much to enhance and expand on all areas of support. Several committees or project chairperson's focus of specific areas of interest within the Post such as a Building Committee, Freezeout Hill Memorial Committee, and a Membership Chairman.
The need to have Post members volunteer to head up special programs and projects, such as the annual Boys State, Food Convoy and Oratorical Contests, is an ongoing process. If you are interested in assisting or taking a lead role with any Post sponsored program or project, such assistance would be well received.
The Post has a general membership of roughly 150 and meets the first Thursday of each month at the Legion Hall located at 120 N. Hayes. (See Map) The meetings are scheduled to start at 7PM.
Before each meeting the Ladies Auxiliary hosts a potluck dinner in the basement of the Legion Hall. The Post pays for the main entrée and attendees are asked to bring a side dish of their choosing.
The Post's Officers have a monthly Executive Committee meeting the third Thursday of each month at 6:30PM in the Legion Hall. The Executive Committee (EC) essentially conducts the routine business of the Post. The EC meetings are open to any Post member who cares to attend.
In recent years the Post has raised funds primarily by having a food booth at various local community events such as Cherry Festival, the County Fair, and Cruise Night. However, other options are pursued regularly including seeking grants, having raffles, and outright donations. New fund raising ideas are always welcome.
Like any number of rural American Legion Posts there is a constant need to recruit local eligible veterans and military personnel. The Post is a valuable community resource of men and women who have served their country and continue to do so. As a new member to the Post you can be proud to be a part of the Largest Veteran's Organization in the World, and have the opportunity to add your experience and skills to make Post 49 the best and to perpetuate its legacy.