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:  Congress passed and the President has signed "The Legion Act" which allowed The American Legion to modify its charter so that ANY Veteran that served at least 1 active day AND has an Honorable Discharge is now eligible for Membership in The American Legion.  Contact Post 71 or your local area Post to get details about how to Join The American ALegion

 

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.

Department Arkansas is having its Mid-Winter Conference at the Whydham Hotel in North Little Rock, on January 11th and 12th.  You can check the State Website to get the Conference schedule by Clicking Here to go to that website.

2019-2020 Membership Of Post 71 as of January 1 2020

Post 71 Current Membership -- 433 85% Goal State Membership Goal 2019-2020
509
Last Year Membership EOY -- 507
Auxiliary Unit 71 -- Current -- 25 (83% Goal) State Auxiliary Goal 2019-2020 -- 30 Last Year Membership -- 28
S.A.L. Squadron 71 -- Current -- 26  (65% Goal) State Goal -- 40 Last Year Membership -- 40
Legion Riders -- Current -- 12 N/A N/A

 Annual Central Arkansas
American Legion
Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament that Post 71 hosts each year, is the major fundraiser for the post, paying for the various scholarships, other Children & Youth projects, events that we host each year as well Veterans Services to the Community.  Come back here as we get closer to the event which is held the Last Monday of April each year.  We hope that both Business supporters and Players alike will support this event.  Remember also that we have as part of the tournament, an inter-department sub tournament as well.  Any Post that brings their team to play can automatically be a part of this sub tournament.  There is a travelling Trophy that is given each year to the Post that comes in First overall.  See the Post for Details on this.

Click For January 2020 Calendar

THE NATIONAL COMMANDER, Bill Oxford, while in Arkansas, visited Post 71 for Breakfast on December 17th.  He and his aide were impressed with our Post, its membership and how we have so much support from the City of Cabot.  We had quite a few members of the Post as well as many persons in attendance, includeing the District 8 Commander for our District, the SE Area Commander for Department, the NEC Mary Erdman, the Department Commander, the Department Historian, the Department Sgt At Arms and others.  We also had the Mayor of Cabot, City Council members, the our State Representative, State Senator, Chamber of Commerce in attendance for the breakfast. 

The Sons of the American Legion meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.   Next Meeting will be on January 14  AT @ 6 PM at the post.

 

The Legion Riders meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of each month.    Next meeting is January 7th 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 January 21  @ 6 PM.  The Business Meeting will be on the 23rd @ 7 PM with the Pre-meal starting @ 6 PM. 

 

The Amateur Radio Club meeting is on the 2nd Sunday each month. 

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 December 5th.  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.
  • Christmas this month is the 4th week of the Month and we will thus have the Exec and Business meetings on the 3rd week of the month this month.
  • THE NATIONAL COMMANDER, Bill Oxford, will be visiting our Post for Breakfast on December 18th from 8:30AM 10:00 AM. Come and visit with the Commander that day.
  • The Cabot Christmas Parade will be on December 7th starting at 5 PM and it will be on Main Street from Dakota Drive down to 1st Street by the Post.  We will again have an entry in the Parade.
  • The Feed the Vets Panty will be open on December 21st from 9 AM to 1 PM

 

 

 

 



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