Criswell-Robinson 
American Legion Post 71 

114 N. First Street - P.O. Box 951  
Cabot, AR 72023  
(501) 203-5715  
(located in the Cabot Mini Mall)  
 
 

Welcome

NOTICE:  A further update of Department Arkansas and Post 71 going forward with the COVID-19 pandemic the Department D.E.C. has voted by resolution, #2020-1 to postpone the Department 102nd Convention this year.  It was done in alignment with an American Legion National Resolution to postpone the National Convention until next year as well.  Department is notifying all the District Commanders and DEC as well of the decisions and that all Department Officers, elected/appointed, committee chairs, and District Officers will remain in place for this year until the next convention.  It was done now to first make sure that ALL Members of Department Arkansas American Legion are made safe as well as their families.

 

Post 71 will be having its post elections as scheduled for the 2020 year via this year by teleconference.  The Post has its own tele-conference software and will hold its nominations this month and elections next month.  This does not violate the Department Resolution as only District and up are affected.  Also, we have in place the ability to do written ballots and this will allow us to continue with our operations at the Post.

 

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2019-2020 Membership Of Post 71 as of February 26 2020

Post 71 Current Membership -- 476 94% Goal State Membership Goal 2019-2020
509
Last Year Membership EOY -- 507
Auxiliary Unit 71 -- Current -- 30 (100% Goal) State Auxiliary Goal 2019-2020 -- 30 Last Year Membership -- 28
S.A.L. Squadron 71 -- Current -- 34 (92% Goal) State Goal -- 40 Last Year Membership -- 40
Legion Riders -- Current -- 12 N/A N/A

 6th Annual Central Arkansas
American Legion
Golf Tournament

Each year, Criswell-Robinson Post 71 hosts its annual golf tournament which is used for the majority of the programs for Veterans Assistance, Children & Youth, Americanism and other programs of the Post to help the Cabot Community.  Also, starting last year, there is an Interdepartmental for American Legion Posts to compete during the tournament between the various posts.  The winning team gets to take back the Interdepartmenal Trophy for a year to display.   See the Post for Details on this.  You can click the items to download the flyer, Player Entry and Sponsor Entry Form

Click For March 2020 Calendar

 

The Sons of the American Legion meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.   Next Meeting Postponed until Further Notice

 

The Legion Riders meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of each month.    Next meeting is Postponed until Further Notice

The Honor Guard The Honor Guard meets as needed for training.  They just met in August in order to certify and re-certify both the Post as a certifed Honor Guard as well as its members.  The Honor Guard Commander will call meetings as weapons need cleaning etc.

Executive Committee will meet via teleconference on April 21st @ 6 PM.  The Business Meeting will be held via teleconference as well on the 23th @ 7 PM for the purpose of nominations of the Post Officers of Post 71.

 

The Amateur Radio Club meeting is on the 2nd Sunday each month @ 1:30 PM Postponed until Further Notice

Businesses and Companies.  The Criswell-Robinson Legion Post 71 is a Veteran Non-Profit 501c19 that works heavily in the Cabot community area for the Veterans of the area and the Children and Youth as well.  We are always looking for companies and businesses that can be of support to us for the many projects we do in the community for the Children and Youth and our support of the Veterans of the area.  We try, when we can, to help Veterans that are struggling with utility bills and other needs and so we can always use more help in these areas.  If you want to be a part of this Vital Post in the work with Veterans and the Youth of the Cabot area, please contact the Post to setup a meeting to work with us.

We are please to announce a new partnership for the upcoming year with Suddenlink Corporate.  They are, along now with T-Mobile wanting to become partners with our Post to help us to serve the Veterans and their families of the Cabot Community area.

The Feed The Vets Pantry, is a non-profit which Post 71 has worked with since it opened.  The Pantry serves all Veterans and their families to help with groceries and other items each month.  The Pantry is open each 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 AM to 1 PM.  You will need to fill out paperwork and show proof of service by either a DD-214, Retired Military ID, Active Duty ID, or VA Medical Photo ID card. 

 

Join Us

We are looking for new members!  If you have served at least one day of active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed here, then you are eligible.  National Guard and Reservists are also included who served on active duty (including basic training) during these same war eras.

If you are interested in joining Criswell-Robinson Post 71, email us at americanlegioncabot@suddenlink.net  or call (501) 203-5715 for more information.

Post 71 is a VERY Active Post in Department Arkansas.  All year we work with the local Veterans, The Schools, and various groups and activities at the schools as well.  So numerous to list here, we have made up a Post Activities List that lists all that we do all year long.  Even that list is changed and added to as we see a need in the Community.

JOIN THE CELEBRATION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Centennial Celebration of 100 years of Service to the Nations Veterans starts this year.  There are many activitives planned and one of those is the brand new Department Arkansas Centennial Challenge Coin.  Shown obverse and reverse above, this coin is on sale at Department Headquarters as well as at Post 71.  The cost of the coin is $10 each for the coin.  The Cost of shipping and handling if sent from Department is $2 per coin.  There will as the year goes on additional things for sale and to get for this Grand Celebration.

 

News & Events

  • Until Further Notice, all events, Projects and meetings of Post 71 have been postponed until further notice.  The Post Executive Committee Meetings and the Post meetings for nominations and elections of officers will go forward but by teleconference during the current crisis.

 

 

 

 



Our Post is in the Cabot Mini Mall, We are on 1st St and the City Hall is on 2nd St.  We are Next to Crown Trophy on First Street.

Hours of the post are: Only Office is Currently Open during the current crisis.

  • Mon - Fri about 9am to around 3pm
  • Saturday about 9am to around noon
  • Sundays closed, unless there is a special event