History of Post 38
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veteran’s organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Since its chartering in 1919, the Department of Maryland has continued The American Legion's commitment to community, state, and Nation through programs dedicated to veteran’s affairs, Americanism, and children & youth.
Dundalk Post 38, The American Legion, Department of Maryland was formed by 29 veterans of World War I in the summer of 1931. The National organization issued a temporary charter at the time and meetings were held on the second floor of the building at Shipping and Center Place. The Post was issued a permanent charter on July 5, 1932. By that time, the meetings had moved to Rossi’s garage which remained the home of the post until the late 1940’s. The Veterans of World War I had started a home fund many years prior and, with the influx of World War II Veterans, needed a larger place to meet. The Post purchased 11 acres of ground (then a swamp) at 3300 Dundalk Ave. After filling in the swamp, the first part of the new home was built and dedicated in 1948. The large hall of the Post home was completed and dedicated in 1955.
The American Legion is a patriotic veteran's organization dedicated to the support of our nation's veterans and the community which we also serve through our programs to mentor youth, advocate Americanism, patriotism and citizenship. Through mutual helpfulness and working together we help secure and build a better community and nation for ourselves and our children.
Moving forward we must rededicate ourselves to our mission which can be best facilitated by building our membership, expanding our revenue and programs and improving our Post Home facilities. Through hard work and dedication, we will continue to provide positive impact and leadership within our community.
I am blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside the fine men and women of our Post, the Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Legion Riders, and many others. It is through their efforts and selfless service that we will continue to perform our mission and will meet the challenges of tomorrow.
I believe in a 'Work Hard and Play Hard' philosophy, so while I call on each of you to volunteer your time and talents to the post, we will also continue to find new ways to come together and enjoy the fruits of our labor and our comradery.
To all we will accomplish together --- For God and Country!
Michael Unger, Sr.
Post 38 Legion Baseball Brick Fundraiser
The Post 38 Baseball Program invites you to become a permanent part of our Baseball field by purchasing a commemorative brick to be placed in our new Brick Backstop. Fill out the form below and drop off with check to Post.
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Standing Post Meetings
|Executive Meeting -||3rd Monday at 7:00pm|
|Post Meeting -||3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm|
American Legion Post 38 - Dundalk, MD
3300 Dundalk Avenue
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
Hours of Operation
|Mon||3:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
|Tue||11:00 am - 10:00 pm|
|Wed||3:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
|Thu||3:00 pm - 12:00 am|
|Fri-Sat||12:00 pm - 2:00 am|
|Sun||12:00 pm - 12:00 am|