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American Legion shutting down

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

At the end of business Wednesday, the American Legion Post No. 2, 1015 S. Forest Ave., will be permanently closing.

Legion Commander Nick White confirmed to The Brazil Times the closure, which includes the restaurant area, is due to financial issues.

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Will I still be able to "belong" to Post 2, where I've been a member over forty years?

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Tue, Dec 21, 2010, at 3:45 PM

Here's the Am Leg website for contacts. Email or call them. Hope it helps.


-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Dec 21, 2010, at 4:23 PM

This is tragic! I think there had to be some real mismanagment to blame for this. Is there anything that can be done to rescue the Legion? It's purpose is so important. This is he oldest American Legion Post in the State of Indiana, isnt there some national organization that help?

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Tue, Dec 21, 2010, at 10:34 PM

This is terrible. Auditors anyone??

-- Posted by reddevil on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 6:05 PM

My grandfather is rolling over in his grave. This is very sad. I dont understand how funds could of been mis managed so much. If the post was moved once why not just move it again? To a smaller location?

-- Posted by The Crabb in AZ on Thu, Dec 23, 2010, at 5:08 PM

I'm a vet and I agree the second hand smoke was bad. you walked in and the smoke hit you. as to hillbillie there was a non-smoking room why should i be treated like i second class vet when I should have the right to seated in a common area not closed off off from the rest of club. smoking is a bad habit and along with bad management smoking killed this leigon just like it will kill the legon member that smokes. I've also seen things I did not like, staff stealing members money sitting in from of them. I wonder what bar she will go to next. she should have been fired, but her husband was one of the big shots, so nothing happened to her. Its sad that mismanagement closed this veterans club. If it reopens then it must have all new staff running it and room must be made for the non-smoking veteran

-- Posted by po-po on Fri, Dec 24, 2010, at 12:17 PM

The Crabb in AZ:

I agree with you. He probably is, along with several other WW II and WW I veterans. I've been a member there 41 years.

It's sad that things can look rosy on the outside, but those that rule and possibly drink up the profits are ruining a good thing for others.

I also thinks it's wrong for a few select to know the financial things going on, but "regular, paying" members (veterans) are kept in the dark. Five hundred heads are better than a few. All involved could maybe have suggested some other way to handle this.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Mon, Dec 27, 2010, at 2:51 PM

Po Po

Kinda shocked that if you saw "her" stealing that you wouldn't go over everyone's heads & tell someone who could do something about it!!! Sounds to me like the the thief might have been the reason for the closing!! If "she" would steal tips I'm sure she would steal out of the register & more!!! "She" should have been called out for her act of shadiness!!! Wonder how long "she'd" been up to it & if her husband was involved? It's more than smoke!!!

-- Posted by nascarfans on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 11:28 PM

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