American Legion Post 170

Monthly meetings held the second Wednesday of each month, 7 PM, at the Tilden Legion Club.

American Legion Post 170 Color Guard


Contact Person:

Tom Nelson


The American Legion is the largest wartime veteran’s service organization with 2.4 million members in almost 14,000 posts in nearly every community in America. The Legion, established by an act of Congress in 1919, was instrumental in getting the original GI Bill through Congress and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs. American Legion Post 170 is proud to represent our community and to be a part of our nation’s history. 

Today, the organization is active throughout the United States, supporting current military personnel and veterans, sponsoring American Legion baseball, boys state, oratorical contests and other activities for youth.  Legion Post 170 is active in our local community, supports military funerals, and is home to over 280 of our fallen veteran's flags.

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below and have been honorably discharged or are still serving, you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

  • August 2, 1990 to today (Persian Gulf/ War on Terrorism) 
  • December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
  • August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada) 
  • February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam) 
  • June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korea) 
  • December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II) 
  • April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I) 


Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time until the date of the end of hostilities, as determined by the government of the United States.

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The American Legion protects your benefits and ensures the claims that you file for yourself and your families are kept in place.  If you don’t want to join for yourself, join for those that served with you. 

If you have a desire to “give back”, please give your County Veterans Service Officer a call and he or she can put you in contact with your post’s Commander or Adjutant.