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

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 4th Thursday of each month is our Monthly Business Meeting at 7pm. It's open to all members.  The 1st Thursday is Game Night in which we alternate between BINGO and open games. 

2018-2019 Membership Of Post 71 as of Oct 15th 2018

Post 71 Current Membership -- 367 (66% Goal) State Membership Goal 2017-2018 -- 553 Last Yeat Membership EOY -- 540
Auxiliary Unit 71 -- Current -- 15 (44% Goal) State Auxiliary Goal 2017-2018 -- 34 Last Year Membership -- 58
S.A.L. Squadron 71 -- Current -- 28 (74% Goal) State Goal -- 38 Last Year Membership -- 38
Legion Riders -- Current -- 12 N/A N/A

4th Annual Central Arkansas
American Legion
Golf Tournament

This Year was VERY !!! Successful....We cleared over $10,000 for The Veteran and Children & Youth Projects of The Community.  As always, we are blessed to have such great support from the community to make our tournament so successful each year.

Click For November 2018 Calendar

 

The Sons of the American Legion meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.    Next meeting is Nov 13th at 6:00pm. 

The Legion Riders meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of each month.    Next meeting is 6 Nov at 7:00pm.

The Honor Guard meetings are now held as needed before events and when necessary for proper training of members both new and old.  If you want to be or consider wanting to be on our Honor Guard of the Post, then contact the office of the Post with contact information for the Honor Guard Commander.  Also, this Honor Guard will now allow Son's of American Legion as well as Auxiliary members to be a part of this Honor Guard.  Details can be obtained at the Post.

Executive Committee will meet this month on Nov 20th @ 6 PM.  We won't have the normal Business meeting this month because the 4th Thursday is Thanksgiving and we will have our meeting per say on the 15th during our Annual Meal at the Armory.

The Amateur Radio Club meeting is on the 2nd Sunday each month.    Next meeting is11 Nov at 1:30pm at Post 71.    For more information, go to www.w5str.org

Businesses and Companies.  The Criswell-Robinson Legion Post 71 is a Veteran Non-Profit 501c 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.

 

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.

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

  • Daylight Savings Time will end on Nov 3 this year so remember we switch our official uniform from Polo and slacks to Coat and tie.
  • Nov 10th this year will be the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Community Center, Event Center.  We will have the Cabot JROTC there to perform and also hoping again this year to have the Cabot High Choir again to perform.  We also have 2 Veteran Car shows at Excel Ford and at Cabot Northside Elementary.
  • The National Commander of The American Legion, Commander Brett Reistad, will be in Arkansas and on Nov 12th, will be at Post 71 for a Dinner and visit that evening at 1815 hours until 1945 hours.  We invite our members and guests to please come and meet the Commander and show the support of the post.
  • We have a Food Drive again this year at the Kroger Store in Jacksonville, AR. on Nov. 16th.  The Drive is to get the Turkeys and Trimmings again this year for the Feed The Veterans Pantry.  We ask that our members show in hat and shirts to support the food drive for the Pantry.
  • On Nov 15th we will again have our annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Cabot N.G. Armory and invite all the Members and Families to the event and to also ask any Veteran Family
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Our Post is in the Cabot Mini Mall, next to City Hall. 

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