Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month.
Members Dinner 6:00 PM
Business Meeting 7:00 PM
We serve a community Breakfast the 2nd Sunday of each Month from 8:00 AM to Noon.
Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Biscuits & gravy, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate
Fireworks stand will be open in front of the Veterans Memorial Building June 28 thru July 4 2018 from 9 am to 9 pm daily. This is the Walker Bailey American Legion Post's main yearly fund raiser. Come and support the American Legion and local Veterans. This is a great fun time and chance to meet the community. Walker Bailey American Legion Post uses the funds raised to sponsor Little League, American Legion Baseball, Boy Scouts, School Student Awards, Educational Scholarships, 4H, as well as assisting Veterans in need.
The Mad River Community Veterans Honor Guard is an independent nonprofit organization of veterans. Our only requirement for membership is that volunteers must be currently serving or have served in one of the branches of the Armed Forces of the United States. There are no organizational dues, nor is there any remuneration for service. We are sponsored by Posts of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Membership in either organization is not required, though I’m sure, a new member would be enthusiastically welcomed in either.
Initially, when we organized this unit, we contemplated wearing a distinctive Honor Guard uniform. However, volunteering National Guard soldiers, Coast Guard sailors and some military retirees pointed out that they already had uniforms. In order to get started, it was agreed to wear what we had. It seems to have been a fortuitous decision. Our variety of uniforms emphasizes our status as veterans.
I believe we perform a needed community service. Generally, our service is at veterans' funerals. We never forget that this is the worst day in the life of a family. Our ceremony often precedes a religious consecration ceremony, but sometimes our veteran's military ceremony comprises the complete funeral. Recognition by fellow veterans seems to provide some solace to the families of departed veterans. Our presentations are always appreciated.
There is a Christmas Dinner provided for Veteran's who are active in the Walker Baily Post or the VFW post and their families and guests. A great Prime Rib Dinner was enjoyed by almost 200 Veterans' and their families. Plans are that this will be the first of an annual event. Additional picture are available on the Gallery Page.
Every morning from Monday to Thursday the Veteran's Building is open from 7:00 to 7:30 am to provide a rest room stop and free coffee for the veterans riding the Shuttle Bus to and from the VA Clinic/Hospital in San Francisco. It is also a terminal point for veterans to board or leave the shuttle. It is also a warm and dry place out of the wind for those waiting for the Shuttle.