American Legion Neal Thomas Jr. Centennial Post 209

Post 209 and Unit 209 Membership meetings are normally the second Saturday of each month at 10am, preceded by a breakfast at 9am. We have dinners for Post families, guests and visitors on most Friday nights. Check the event calendar for details and times, then come on down to meet everyone at the post!

Neal Thomas Jr. Centennial Post 209, Colorado Springs Colorado is a 501(c)(19) not-for-profit veterans-service organization and part of The American Legion, consisting of over 2 million members in 14,000 American Legion posts worldwide. Members include veterans and active duty members of the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Space Force, US Coast Guard and World War II US Merchant Marines. The American Legion is a patriotic veteran organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness and serving all veterans as well as our local communities. American Legion Post 209 began forming in 1975 and was formally chartered in 1976. The post has grown to become the largest American Legion post in the state of Colorado.

In 1919, the United States Congress approved the charter of The American Legion as an organization of veterans. Some of our members served overseas during war-time while others served stateside. Every American Legion member served during periods defined by Congress as war-time service, which now includes World War I veterans and all veterans and active duty serving since 1941.


The American Legion exists for veterans and their families. Post members work to honor and support all veterans who have served our country as we continue to foster and perpetuate Americanism while encouraging individual obligation to community, state, and nation. In these ways, the members of American Legion Post 209 are active in the Colorado Springs community through various programs. If you are a veteran or active duty military member, join Post 209 today and become part of this great tradition!

Legionnaires are heavily involved with community activities ranging from hospital services, blood drives and help for homeless veterans to youth programs such as Boy Scouts, American Legion Baseball, Junior Shooting Sports, scholarships and the annual American Legion Boys State/Boys Nation programs. Here are some of the many ways in which the American Legion contributes to the community, state and nation


Your membership supports our brave young men and women on active duty is paramount. As more veterans returned home from the War On Terror, some will need our immediate help while others will need help later. Membership entitles you to:

  • Professional help in obtaining full medical, educational, and insurance benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Assistance in preparing VA claims and getting accurate information concerning financial services
  • Professional representation of veterans’ interests in Congress by our staff in Washington, D.C., who are fighting for legislation that protects the benefits of all veterans and their families.

The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs. Your participation in the Legion will strengthen our fight for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families, and help ensure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for the sick and wounded returning home.

Post 209 and Unit 209 Membership meetings are normally the second Saturday of each month at 10am, preceded by a breakfast at 9am.

Membership in the Legion gives you added savings, discounts and family-protection benefits including:

  • Job placement assistance
  • A full year’s subscription to our monthly magazine, The American Legion Magazine
  • Discount rates at thousands of hotels and motels, on car rental, and with moving expenses
  • Full eligibility to participate in Legion Members-only insurance plans
  • Additional discounts through The American Legion’s new prescription drug plan

More important than material benefits, your membership in The American Legion is a tangible way to honor the other men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. It’s the best way to help preserve programs that benefit you, our nation and our fellow veterans.

The true value of joining The American Legion can’t be measured in dollars and cents. It is a unique way of being a part of something bigger than any individual.