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)


Next Cornelius Post 86 Monthly Meeting
May 2, 2024
Guest Speaker: tbd

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!

14th Annual Golf Tournament

Wednesday, May 8, 2024  1 PM Shotgun start
(rain date May 15, 2024)
Mallard Head Country Club
185 Mallard Way
Mooresville, NC 28117

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