Post 38 - Pulaski County, Kentucky

Post History

American Legion Post 38 

Pulaski County, Ky.



Post 38 was chartered on September 22, 1919, named American Legion Post 38 Pulaski County, Kentucky.  These 16 charter members were from Pulaski County and all were World War I veterans.  The charter members listed on the original charter (on display at the Post) are as follows:  Cecil T. Williams, Ernest Parsons, A.B.Waddle, John H. Williams, F.D.Freeman, John H. Wesley, B.L.Waddle, James B. Williams, Gladstone Wesley, Otto Watson, Robert G. Richardson, Stanley A. Waddle, Carl Norfleet, W.E.Converse, B.B.Hewlett and Paul Dexheimer.   

The decision to organize an American Legion Post resulted from the conclusion of WWI Veterans that the American Legion was the representative Veterans' organization in this country. That conclusion has been proven true as today the American Legion is the largest wartime Veterans' organization with nearly 13,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. Current national membership is near 2 million and combined with the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion, membership in what is known as The American Legion Family, exceeds 3 million who care about America, Veterans, their families and our nation's youth.  

Since the American Legion was formed in 1819 with the purpose to assure that veterans coming home from the war were taken care of and that they received the recognition of their service to the nation and benefits promised them.  At the national level the formation of the Veterans Administration and implementation of the GI Bill, VA disability payments, VA hospital and healthcare system, soldiers’ homes and VA home loans can be directly attributed to the work of the American Legion.   At the local level the legion sponsors boys and girls state, holiday visits to assisted living facilities and nursing homes, volunteers at the local VA clinic, honor guard for veteran funerals, veteran assistance applying for disability claims through the VA system and most importantly fellowship opportunities for veterans of all generations. 

Our goal is to make our post more visible & be more involved in our community & to grow our membership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism.


Post 38 American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) was formed on March 31, 1986. The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Auxiliary.  Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to co-operate in every Legion activity.

Post 38 Sons of the American Legion (SAL) was formed on February 23, 1989. The Legion has every reason to be proud of it's Sons of The Legion.  The Sons focus on much more than just membership.  The Sons support the American Legion & the Auxiliary in promoting a wide variety of programs and fundraising.


While members of The American Legion Family are individually unique, collectively we are a powerhouse of caring advocates dedicated to service. 

For 100 years, The American Legion (TAL), American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), and Sons of The American Legion (SAL) strive to keep our veterans and their needs at the forefront while assisting in programs for our active-duty military members, retirees, disabled veterans and their families, our youth and our communities. Here’s to the next 100 years!

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