American Legion

Welcome to Post 217

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American Legion Post #217

74 West 6th St #D

Gilroy, Ca 95020


Mailing Address
Business Meetings 1st Thursday 6:00 pm

Social Events 3rd Thursday 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Gilroy American Legion Post Is Celebrating Our 94th anniversary By Hosting A Dinner For Members And The Public

The American Legion Gilroy Post 217 is celebrating its 94th anniversary on Saturday June 13, 2015 beginning at 5:30 PM at the Veterans Memorial Building 74 West 6th Street here in Gilroy. The annual event celebrates the community service of the members, recognizes the Veteran of the Year and this year the Educator of the Year. The dinner raises funds for scholarships.

Veteran of the Year

The Veteran of the Year is selected because of their commitment of service to veterans and for donating their time and talent for the good of the community. Honoring veterans and serving the community best describes what the American Legion is all about.

 Educator of the Year

The American Legion has been working with teachers and counselors for many years, awarding certificates and medallions to outstanding students at Gilroy middle schools promotion ceremonies and providing scholarships for Gavilan College students. This year Legion members agreed that it would be fitting to recognize those teachers who are responsible for the student’s educational accomplishments. Nominations are now being accepted for this award. For those who wish to nominate an educator/teacher should submit a bio along with a letter stating why this person deserves the award. Mail your nominations to

American Legion
74 West 6th Street #D
Gilroy, Ca. 95020

Deadline is May 15th 2015

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $12 and are pre-sold only.

For ticket purchases contact:

Ray Sanchez 408-607-3280

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