Post 86 is active in our community!

To publicly acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the Veteran and his/her family.  The ceremony gives an opportunity for each veteran to share part of his or her story.  By doing so, a sense of meaning and purpose can be gained by the Veteran.

We Salute You!  Robert Hobbs, US Army Veteran  &  Joel Patterson, US Air Force National Guard  (click for photo)

We Salute You!  US Navy Veterans:  Alfredo Ramos, Jr.  * Donald Moynihan  * Donald Gallagher  (click for photo)


Next Cornelius Post 86 Monthly Meeting
August 1, 2024
Post 86 Installation of Officers for 2024 - 2025

First Thursday of each month (no meeting in July or November)
6:00 p.m. free fish fry dinner  (arrive 5:45 p.m. for networking)
7:00 p.m. meeting

21215 Legion Street Cornelius NC 28031

Save the Dates!

The Honor Ride Presented by the American Legion Riders Post 86
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Start: Cornelius Veterans Monument  Finish: Mac's Speed Shop
Registration 8 am    Start Time: 10 am
$30/bike, passenger FREE
contact David Monk (704) 363-2677


Post 86 Activities and Engagements:

  • Semi-annual dinners for Veterans at VA Hospital in Salisbury, NC
  • Blue Star Banner Program - presentation of Blue Star Banners to families of all who are serving on active duty to honor the family member serving in the military
  • Sponsorship of American Legion Junior Baseball Teams
  • Sponsorship of two students (rising high school seniors) to Boys State, where they learn civics and form and run state and local governments and solve governmental problems
  • Military Funerals/Honor Guards which includes the Honor Guard, twenty-one gun salute, playing of Taps, and presentation of the American Flag which covered the veteran's casket, to the family of the deceased at funerals
  • American Legion Ladies Auxilary sponsoring of two students (rising high school seniors) to Girls State
  • Distribute Bibles to active duty Military
  • Distribute Poppies to the general public
  • Annually hold Memorial Day Service to honor all of the service men and women who died while serving our country
  • Annually hold Veterans Day Service to honor all of the men and women who have served our country