WELCOME TO POST 57
HOURS OF OPERATION: M-F: 3:00PM - UNTIL, SAT: 3:00PM - 1am
SUNDAY: 2PM UNTIL and Dallas Homegames, WE OPEN at 12 NOON
DUES ARE $35.00, JANUARY THRU DECEMBER EACH YEAR
Time to introduce our new officers for 2020-2021
Commander: Robert "Bones" Wheeler
1st Vice: Winkie
2nd Vice: James Lang
Adjutant: Leroy Haynes Jr.
Finance Officer: Debbie Perez
Judge Advocate: David Hicks
Chaplain: Charlie Bowen
Historian: Chris Vandyke
Sgt at Arms: Jason Givens
Exec 1: Ray Baker
Exec 2: Bill Barlow
Best wishes and good luck to all.
V.A. FACT SHEETS
Post 57 building, 1920 - 1980
Parramore Post #57, American Legion - Founded in March 1919, the American Legion was established as a World War I veterans' organization. Abilene Post No. 57 was organized on July fourth and chartered in September of that year, one of one hundred such chapters formed in the legion's first six months. Soon after its inception the post was renamed for James Harrison Parramore (1840-1917), one of Abilene's founders and a Civil War veteran who had been a supporter of the local National Guard. The post's first structure was built of natural stone in 1920. The Ladies' Auxiliary was formed in 1922 and chartered in 1925. Legion facilities, expanded in 1937, housed the Ladies' Auxiliary and included what was for many years the only public swimming pool in Abilene. In 1942, World War II veterans were admitted; veterans of the wars in Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf later became members, as did veterans of other major military conflicts. The legion building was virtually destroyed by fire in 1980, eliminating the post's records. The purpose of the American Legion is "to protect the interests of United States war veterans and their families." The legion has assisted veterans with employment, financial aid, medical care, and government benefits. The members celebrate Memorial Day and Veterans Day with parades and programs. The Parramore post also takes an active role in civic service, working with Abilene's youth and underprivileged citizens. Parramore Post 57 continues to uphold the traditions of its founders and remains an integral part of the Abilene community.