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:  With the uncertain time ahead of us all, we as Legionnaires are facing also uncertain times as well.  Our Executive Committee will be meeting on March 24th at its regular time to make plans for the immediate future as far as events, meetings etc.  We will then be sending out emails to update our membership as well as to our immediate plans.  Also, the Department Commander in association with the Department D.E.C. will also be making plans for Boys’ State as well as American Legion Baseball and even Department Convention.  As more information is made available, we will be sending out emails to keep our members updated on various things.  For now, we are not sure if there will be a Business Meeting this month or in the immediate coming months and also the Golf Tournament is also questionable at this time.

 

There are a couple of Posts in the State with Upcoming Events.  First of all, the Michael Van Johnson Jr., Post 74 of North Little Rock will be having their annual "Fallen Hero's" Event on March the 14th @ 11 AM.  They will be meeting at Post 74 and departing there at 9 AM and then depart by the Motorcade to Sherwood Forrest for the 11 AM Ceremony.   CLICK HERE for the Flyer on the Event.

 

Post 64 Is having a Rifle Raffle to support their Jr. Shooting team.  Its an Engraved .22 Cal Rifle by Ruger.  We support and Promote all of the Programs of our fellow Posts and its members and we are wanting to see about

Support for this program as wellCLICK HERE for that flyer.  Also, Post 71 is sending out an email to its members as well to see about the number of tickets that the post is wanting to buy.

We are the Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71 in Cabot, AR.  Our goals are to support and serve veterans, service members, and the local communities.   Besides the Ladies Auxiliary and Legion Riders, we now have a Sons of the American Legion Squadron and Amateur Radio Club.

The 2019 Year was a very good year for this post.  We have already attained 85% of our membership goal for the year and we sill have nearly 6 months to gain the other 15% of our membership goal.  We are very active in our community for Veterans and our Children & Youth and we are the largest LARGE Post in Arkansas according to the last numbers released from Department.

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

Post 71 Current Membership -- 461 91% Goal State Membership Goal 2019-2020
509
Last Year Membership EOY -- 507
Auxiliary Unit 71 -- Current -- 27 (90% Goal) State Auxiliary Goal 2019-2020 -- 30 Last Year Membership -- 28
S.A.L. Squadron 71 -- Current -- 31  (78% 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 will be on March 10th AT @ 6 PM at the post.

 

The Legion Riders meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of each month.    Next meeting is March 2rd at 7:00pm.

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 this month on March 24th @ 6 PM.  The Business Meeting will be on the 26th @ 7 PM with the Pre-meal starting @ 6 PM. 

 

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

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

  • Game Night This Month is February 6th   This Month is BINGO for our Members of the Post and its family.  We start @ 7 PM and we invite folks to bring snacks and finger foods for the night of fun.
  • This Month is the superbowl Party at the Post starting @ 5 PM on Feb 2.  Also, the 4 Chaplains Ceremony will be  @ 2pm that day as well

 

 

 

 



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:

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