Tree American Legion Post #823
third Wednesday each month at 8:00 p.m.
Carlisle Social Hall - GT Fire Station
825 Poplar Street in Green Tree
Green Tree American
Legion Post #823
Residents often see
members of Green Tree's American Legion Post #823 at
many of the community's patriotic holidays, with
formal flag raisings at Green Tree's annual 4th of
July Celebration and Octoberfest, Memorial Day
ceremonies honoring fallen soldiers followed by a
service at St. Margaret's Church, and a "Pause for the
Pledge of Allegiance," part of a nationwide observance
at the Veterans' Memorial on Flag Day. But they do so
much more than that year-round.
May you'll see American Legion members at local
shopping areas seeking donations for veterans'
organizations during "Poppy Days." When a donation is
received, the American Legion member gives the donor a
red crepe poppy as a thank you. The poppies are
handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic
rehabilitation and a symbol of sacrifice of the lives
lost in service to our country. Poppy Day funds go
directly in assisting disabled and hospitalized
veterans in our area.
American Legion Post #823 has a proud history of
holding veterans' luncheons at the Green Tree Fire
Hall. Additionally, members often visit and entertain
disabled vets at the Veterans Hospital and the H.J.
Heinz III Progressive Care Center with a catered
lunch, bingo, and prizes to brighten their day. The
Green Tree American Legion Post #823 work with the
local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts on some flag-raising
ceremonies, mentoring a new generation in patriotic
traditions and history of service to country.
Green Tree American Legion Post 823 was the proud
recipient of the Hospitalized Veterans Award by the
Pennsylvania American Legion for the work they have
done, and continue to do, with hospitalized veterans.
Out of 747 American Legion posts throughout the state,
Green Tree's American Legion Post 823 was chosen.
Congratulations go out to the members of Post 823 who
are a small group of dedicated, hard working, and
Post 823 wants to thank the residents of Green Tree
and surrounding communities for their support and
generosity during the annual Poppy Drive. The money
raised helps veterans who are less fortunate than us.
Most recently, the Green Tree Woman's
Civic Club has donated a "Retire Old Glory" collection
box in honor of the American Legion Post #823 for
worn, damaged, or unserviceable flags to be
appropriately retired. The "Retire Old Glory" box is
located outside of the Municipal Center's
Administrative Office. To date, more than 500 flags
have been collected.
Green Tree's American Legion Post #823 has a strong
core of members, but is always seeking new members.
They provide a backbone for the community with their
dedicated service. See the box for American Legion
membership. The Green Tree American Legion Post #823
meets on the third Wednesday each month at 8:00 p.m.
at the Green Tree Fire Hall, in the Carlisle Social
Hall (named after local Green Tree volunteer
firefighter and American Legion member, Bill Carlisle)
at 8:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements for
American Legion Membership
If you are currently on active duty, serving the United
States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served
honorably during any of the following eligible war eras,
we invite you to become a member of the American Legion.
- Aug. 2, 1990 to present (Gulf War/War on Terrorism)
- Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
- Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
- Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
- June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
- Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
- April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)