AMERICAN LEGION

   MAITLAND - GRAHAM POST 256

   SECOND STREET

   MAITLAND, MISSOURI 64466

                                           (660) - 696 - 2418


Maitland-Graham Post 256 Headquarters

The American Legion, the nation's largest congressionally chartered veterans organization, dates to 1919 when those being discharged following World War I held organizational meetings in Paris, France, and later in St. Louis, Missouri. Today the American Legion has some 18,000 local Posts in all states of the union and several overseas locations. .

The Department of Missouri also dates to 1919 as a state organization within The American Legion. The Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with another headquarters located in Washington, D.C.

American Legion Maitland - Graham Post 256, Department of Missouri, is named in honor of the veterans from the communities of Maitland, Missouri and Graham, Missouri who made up the Post membership.

The American Legion was formed to speak for America’s veterans and to provide an instrument for them to provide further service to the United States through their local communities. Maitland - Graham Post 256 was organized on August 25, 1938. Its first Commander was Reid Cowan.

Their current headquarters was constructed on Maitland's Main Street in January 1955