American Legion Post 71 

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


NOTICE:  At the September 2020 Executive Committee Meeting, The Executive Committee was presented a new Draft of the Constitution and Bylaws for Post 71.  The Executive Committee in session, reviewed and approved to send the Constitution and Bylaws to the Membership.  The Membership in its September Meeting voted to start the 30 day review Process.  With that done, we are now presenting to all members the Draft for review  You can click >>>  BYLAWS  <<< to see and download a copy.  Once you review if you would, download from here the ballot to vote for the acceptance of these Bylaws for the Post.  >>>   BALLOT  <<<.  You can then download the ballot, fill it out and either send to the Post via email, mail it to the Post, or drop it off to the Business Office during normal business hours.



There will be a District 8 Meeting on October 10th @ 2 PM and will be held at Post 71.  The meeting will be a hybrid meeting with both in-person and Virtual using the Conference Call software dial-in at the number below here for Post 71.  We invite ALL Post members from ALL Posts of District to call in and be a part


Post 71 will be having its Post Meetings starting in June at both the Post and via the teleconference phone line.  If you wish to join the meeting you can dial the number                                508.924.2306            and once you dial the phone number (that is by land line telephone or cell phone.  Its a private number for Post 71) you will then be asked to say your name and you will be joined into the call.  We will try to make sure that the meeting call is up about 15 minutes before the start of the meeting .  Until further notice, we will NOT be serving a pre-meeting meal, since we do not have the ability to properly run such an event safely.



2019-2020 Membership Of Post 71 as of July 31 2020

Post 71 Current Membership -- 349 71% Goal State Membership Goal 2019-2020
Last Year Membership EOY -- 484
Auxiliary Unit 71 -- Current -- 38(127% Goal) State Auxiliary Goal 2019-2020 -- 30 Last Year Membership -- 28
S.A.L. Squadron 71 -- Current -- 37(100% Goal) State Goal -- 40 Last Year Membership -- 40
Legion Riders -- Current -- 12 N/A N/A

 6th Annual Central Arkansas
American Legion
Golf Tournament

The 6th Annual American Legion Golf Tournament was a success even with the current Health Crisis going on.  We had 21 teams to play in the event and even with a weather delay the tournament was played.  We do wish to pass along our sincere thanks to the Players and Sponsors for another successful year with the tournament.

Click ForOctober 2020 Calendar


The Sons of the American Legion meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.   Next Meeting September 8th 6 PM


The Legion Riders meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of each month.    Next meeting is September 1st 2020 @ 7 PM

The Honor Guard The Guard Commander will be calling together the entire Honor Guard team at some point when we can get the National Guard to setup our Annual Certification at the Post.  We will send out emails when we have that information.

We are having Executive Committee and Post Meetings now but you can still use the Conference Call number as well if you need to.

We have a couple of events this month of importance to the membership.  On September 11th, we have the 9-11 Ceremony @ 11 AM and this year due to the health crisis, we will hold it, weather permitting, at the Plaza on 1st St., down by the Water Department.  There will be an email to announce more as we get closer.  Also, we will have on September 18th, at the Post, the POW/MIA ceremony will be held at the Post.  WE WILL use the health guidelines for the ceremony.  Again, we will send out emails as we get closer to the event.


The Amateur Radio Club meeting is on the 2nd Sunday each month @ 1:30 PM TO BE ANNOUNCED

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  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

  • In accordance with CDC and AR Health Department, the Post is now open but with restrictions as to number of members and Visitors in the post at any given time, we do require that you wear a mask when there are people in the post and to social distance.
  • September 11, the 9-11 Ceremony wkill be held at 11 AM in the Plaza this year, weather permitting.
  • September 18th @ 11 AM in the Post, will be the POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony in the post.  Emails to follow.





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: We are open but with Restrictions.  We ask all members and Visitors to wear masks in Post and social Distance.  In complience with CDC and AR Health Dept.


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