AMERICN LEGION POST 57, Capitan New Mexico
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Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion
For God and Country
We associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a
one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; to inculcate a
sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to
make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of
justice, reedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
POST 57 PROGRAMS
Holiday Flag Placement; Funeral Honor Guard; Ft. Stanton; Boy Scouts; Boys State; Wounded Warriors Phone Cards for Soldiers
Holiday Flag Placement
August, Lincoln County Fair 2 Days; September, Labor Day and Patriots Day; October, Columbus Day; November, Veterans Day; January, MLK Day; Febuary, Presidents Day;
May, Memorial Day; June, Flag Day; July, 3 Day for Smokey Bear Stampede and Independence Day.
Funeral Honor Guard
Honor Guard setting up for funeral presentation at the Mescalero Cemetery
Flags set for funeral presentation
Honor Guard setting up for funeral presentation
Flags set for funeral presentation at White Oaks
J. D. Roehrig and Larry Holt folding The American Flag for persentation at a funeral service
Fort Stanton has two official cemeteries. A small Cavalry Cemetery and the much larger Merchant Marine Cemetery.
Fort Stanton established on May 4, 1855 to protect Hispanic settlements along the Rio Bonito from Apache raids. Home to Kit Carson, John "Black Jack" Pershing, Billy the Kid, and hundreds of Buffalo Soldiers, the fort remained an active part of the Western frontier until it was decommissioned in 1896. Fort Stanton later became America's first federal tuberculosis hospital and the first German internment camp during World War II.
The Fort played a prominent role in opening of Southeastern New Mexico to settlement in territorial days, had a role in the Civil War, and played a significant part in the notorious Lincoln County war and the life and times of Billy the Kid in the 1880s. Students of its history have long advocated for state or federal protection and interpretation of its buildings and grounds. It is reputed to be one of the best preserved forts of its era in the Southwest.
BOY SCOUTS of AMERICA
Boy Scouts of America
BOYS and GIRLS STATE
Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school students between their junior and senior years. Boys and Girls State programs are held in each of the (excluding Hawaii), usually on a college campus within that state. In general male and female programs are held separately, but at least four states — Georgia, Nebraska, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania — host Boys' and Girls' State on the same campus on the same week.
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
PHONE CARDS FOR SOLDIERS
Phone Cards for Soldiers It's simple and FREE! Every phone you donate will help increase the amount of talk time we're able to provide to our troops!
American Legion Post 57 has drop off boxes at the following business's: in Capitan; Lincoln County Mercantile, Capitan Library, First Federal Bank, Calamity Jane's, Brewer's Shell, Smokey Bear Country Market and Capitan High School. In Ruidoso; ENMU, Ruidoso Library, First Christian Church, Movie Gallery, Lawrence Brothers, F1 Computers, Verizon Wireless and Wal-Mart. Please visit one of these establishments and donate your unused cell phones for a good cause.
J. D. Roehrig present John Wilson with collected phones for the Cell Phones For Soldiers.
J. D. Roehrig present John Wilson with more collected phones
for the Cell Phones For Soldiers, these make over 115 phones.