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2015 CALENDAR

1st Wednesday of the Month
- Business Meeting 7 P.M.

2nd Wednesday of the Month
- Members & Guests BBQ Dinner
Bar Opens @ 5:30 P.M.
Dinner served @ 7 P.M. ($10)
Members and guests are welcome!

4th Wednesday of every other Month (Jn/Mr/My/Jl/Sp/Nv*)(*3rd Wd)
-Members & Guests BBQ Dinner
Bar Opens @ 5:30 P.M.
Dinner served @ 7 P.M. ($10)
Members and guests are welcome!

Every Monday (Except three day weekends)
-Social hour
Bar/Meal starting at 4:30 P.M.

 

Sanger and The American Legion

The War Memorial Building in San Francisco has been the home of The American Legion, Department of California since 1932. The War Memorial Building served the Department of California well for many years with a symbolic donation of $1 for our use of the building. The good people of San Francisco used tax revenues from hotels to cover the cost of operating the War Memorial Building.

Recently the cost of maintaining office space in the War Memorial Building has skyrocketed and it is unclear why the cost have risen. Soon the Department may be required to “donate” $2,500 monthly to stay in the San Francisco location. These skyrocketing costs and uncertainty of future cost increases for the San Francisco location, led the Department of California leadership to look for a new home.

The committee charged with finding a new location focused on the Highway 99 corridor in California’s central valley and a very good building was found in the City of Sanger.

Here are some of the reasons why the Sanger location has been selected as a potential future home of The American Legion, Department of California.

  • Easier to Reach: The location of the City of Sanger in Central California will make the Department office 200 miles closer to the large majority of Legion members in California. Around 80% of The American Legion’s current California membership lives South of Bakersfield, CA. This same benefit would be available to all the Legion's family of members. (Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion and Legion Riders)
  • Cost Effective: Purchasing a facility in Sanger is long term, more cost effective then staying in San Francisco and we gain an additional benefit through growth in real estate equity.
  • Lower Cost of Living: Cost of living for our employees is lower in Sanger than San Francisco. (According to Money.com compared to San Francisco, the cost of housing in Sanger is 66% lower, Groceries 15% lower and Health Care 14% lower.).
  • Lower Labor Costs: Lower cost of living in Sanger will allow the Department of California to offer locally competitive compensation packages for our new employees. This will lower payroll costs.
  • Strengthen Internal Support: A fresh new pool of potential employees should help revitalize and strengthen the internal support our employees give to the good work of our Legion volunteers do for the 1.8 million veterans throughout California.
  • Openly Patriotic Community: Sanger is an openly patriotic community that supports American veterans and is very open to helping us make this important move.

Honor Flight Central Coast


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Honor Flight Network is an organization created solely to honor America's veterans for their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans - World War II survivors along with those other veterans who may be suffering from a terminal illness.

Of all the wars in recent history, it was World War II that truly threastened our very existence as a nation - and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans' Affairs an estimted 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.

The inaugural Honor Flight Tour took place in May of 2005 with six small planes taking 12 WWII veterans from Springfield, Ohio on a visit to the memorial in Washington D.C. In August of 2005, an ever-expanding waiting list caused a transition to commercial airline carriers with the goal of accommodating as many veterans as possible. Partering with HonorAir in Hendersonville, North Carolina, the "Honor Flight Network" was formed. Today we continue working aggressively to expand our program to other cities across the nation.

Recently, the national Honor Flight Network approved a regional hub to serve veterans of the Central Coast of California.