The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. One of those Posts to spring up later was Palisades Post 283.
On May 15th 1928 future commanders C.D. Clearwater and F. J. Sauer held a meeting at the Temescal Canyon Dining Hall, taking their initial steps toward the formation of an American Legion post for the Palisades District. Palisades
Post 283 was granted it’s Charter in July 1928, and quickly established itself as a place where veterans from all branches could come together as an active force of positive leadership in the community.
In 2019, the membership with the endorsement of the Reagan Family officially changed its name to Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post.
Today, Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post is home to an entire Legion family including Auxiliary Unit 283, and Son’s Squadron 283. It continues to be a place where veterans and their families can gather, and come together to serve the community through active involvement in programs such as: Boys State/Girls State, American Legion Baseball, Valley Forge Workshops, Scholarships and more.