This is a Letter to the Editor of the Anoka County Union Herald that was written by a legion member and published in the Friday 2/23/18 edition. Won't you help be a part of the future of our Post 334.
The American Legion – Much More than a Building
Yes it’s true, the American Legion Post 334 building has been sold and is now North Star Community Church. Does that mean there is no longer an American Legion Post in Coon Rapids? Nothing could be further from the truth. The American Legion was formed with 4 pillars in mind, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism and Children and Youth. Our mission has always been to promote and continue the programs that support these pillars, and we will continue to serve our Legion family and our community. Meetings for both the Legion and Auxiliary Members are still being held monthly on the 4th Thursday at 6:30pm at VFW Post 9625, who graciously opened their doors to us. Our charitable gambling continues to bring in funds, much of which are donated back to very worthy organizations and causes. We run Pull Tabs and Bingo at Chanticlear Pizza Grill on Crooked Lake Blvd, we welcome you to come in and play. We had our post home for over 60 years; it served us and the community well, but in the end proved to be more than our dwindling membership and loyal patrons could continue to support. Financially, the building was too big to remain viable with the income being generated. Does this mean we don’t want or are not looking for a new place to call home? Again, nothing could be further from the truth. It’s time for a new vision, a new plan, a new American Legion Post 334 that will stand tall and continue to serve the Legion family and community for the next 60 years and beyond. This is where you readers are needed. The search is on for a new home. We welcome your ideas and are asking for your help. If you are a veteran, please join the legion and be a part of our future. If you are already a member, get involved. Please help make the next Post 334 the vibrant and committed organization this community needs. The Posts number is 763-421-6260. E-mails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.