American Legion Post 95 has been a part of our community since 1933. Ron Scharbor and Sam Kingsbury from American Legion Post 95 met with us to discuss what their organization is all about.
At its core American Legion Post 95 is here to help veterans off all kinds. They hold meetings at the Veterans Hall located at 2374 Montgomery Street at 7:00 pm on the second Thursday of every month. These meetings are open to all American Legion members and veterans who are interested in becoming members. The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 14.
Beyond being a support system for veterans there are several other programs they run. First they have a program called Boys State where they send four local, well-rounded high school boys to our state capitol, Sacramento, to learn about civic responsibility, leadership, and how our government works. The high schoolers are given the ability to build their own mock local and state government. The high schooler who is elected governor to the mock government is then able to go to Washington, DC. for the National Boys State.
American Legion Post 95 also has a local baseball team, is a part of the Oroville Veterans Memorial Park, and has the Cub Scouts of America Pack #29. This year they will also have a their annual fireworks booth on the corner of Myers Street and Mitchell Avenue at Raley’s. There you can buy all the fireworks you need for the upcoming Fourth of July and help support a local organization.
Coming up on Monday, May 28, American Legion Post 95 will be hosting a Memorial Day Service at the Oroville Memorial Park Cemetery located at 5646 Lincoln Boulevard. Starting at 6:00 am flags will be placed on grave sites. Tri Counties Bank and the Oroville High School Students United for America will be assisting with the flags. Services will start at 11:00 am at the gazebo on top of the hill at the cemetery. Sheriff Kory Honea will be the guest speaker, Bronwyn Eiserman will be singing the national anthem. Supervisor Bill Connelly will be the MC, Boy Scout Troop 29 will be posting the colors, and Girl Scout Troop 70251 will be leading the pledge of allegiance.
If you want to learn more about American Legion Post 95, or any of their upcoming events, you can contact them at (530) 990-3551.