Welcome to the American Legion Charles Conklin Michigan Post #28   Serving Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg Michigan Since 1936


Welcome to our award winning Grand Haven Michigan American Legion Charles A. Conklin Michigan Post #28, website. The Grand Haven Michigan American Legion Charles A. Conklin Michigan Post #28 is an organization committed to serving our veterans, their families, and our community. The Grand Haven Michigan American Legion Charles A. Conklin Michigan Post #28 is a vibrant, thriving post that hosts several yearly events providing resources and activities for both veterans and the local community.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our award winning website.   The Charles A. Conklin Post #28 is located on the Grand River, Grand Haven, Michigan serving the surrounding area including Spring Lake and Ferrysburg Michigan. Our organization was founded on the premise that all those serving in the United States Armed Forces during times of national crisis, regardless of place of service, are eligible to belong to The American Legion. Our membership is based on period of service, not place of service. Therefore, if you have served at least one day of "active duty" during the eligibility dates, are presently serving in the military or have been honorably discharged, you may become a member. Our organization is comprised of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard veterans and active duty members. Certain members of the Merchant Marines are also eligible for the American Legion if they served overseas during World War II through the Vietnam War. For details, prospective members should contact the Legion Post Adjutant or download the membership application and mail it to the post.

 


Veterans Pinning Ceremony presented by Hospice of Michigan and Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging

We Honor Vets Pinning Ceremony presented by Hospice of Michigan and Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging... Honoring WWII veterans. God Bless The USA sung by Ron Bishop and background vocals by Jump 5. A very special thank you to John Siemion. John has donated his time and talent to We Honor Vets since our inaugural ceremony in Grand Haven.

 

 


Come visit the post and check out the new bar!

The "bar" has received a complete renovation. Make sure to visit the post and enjoy the new look!

The Michigan American Legion

 


Flyin' Heroes - American Legion Michigan Post 28 Fly Fishing Project

Flyin' Heroes is a program that utilizes the sport of fly fishing to promote therapeutic growth and rehabilitation of U.S. military veterans. The goal of Flyin' Heroes is to create memorable fly fishing experiences that unlock the healing power of the water and foster lasting relationships.

Participants of Flyin' Heroes will experience a unique guided float trip down the Pere Marquette River, Muskegon River and or the White River located in West Michigan. Each participant will be instructed on the basic techniques of fly and/or spinner fishing for trout and other game species. The fishing trips will range from 4-6 hours long and will incorporate a streamside prepared lunch provided.

Flyin' Heroes is a Michigan non-profit organization that is funded through donations. For more information, including atttending a heroes fishing trip, volenteering, contact information, and providing donations please contact Andy at the Post, or visit the Flyin' Heroes website http://flyinheroes.org or visit us at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FlyinHeroes.

 



The Grand Haven Michigan American Legion

We invite you to visit our American Legion post in Grand Haven Michigan. We have a full service bar and stunning new deck to enjoy the stunning view of Grand Haven and the Grand River. Your membership and volunteerism in our organization can make a difference for all Americans.Charles A. ConklinWe invite you to join us in our efforts to support our active military and assist our veterans who have given so much for our freedoms. Help our nation's youth realize a better future, with the knowledge they are protected and safe. Support the principles of justice, freedom and democracy. Promote pride and patriotism in our country . . . and seek equality for all citizens. Join us at the American Legion post #28, here in Grand Haven Michigan, Coast Guard City USA. The Grand Haven American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28 is a active post with over 1375 members. Legion members and their guests are welcome to stop down and and visit. The Charles A. Conklin Post #28, Grand Haven, Department of Michigan - was named in honor of the first serviceman from Grand Haven to make the supreme sacrifice in World War I. He served with the Rainbow Division and died May 7, 1918 in France. The Charter was issued at National Headquarters in Indianapolis and is dated August 1, 1920. Meetings were first held in the Armory, the basement of the library, the rooms over the Kroger store, and in 1936 in the Oakes Building. The present site at 700 S. Harbor was purchased in 1937. By the spring of 1938, meetings were held in this new structure. More about Charles A. Conklin's Military Service

 


The American Legion

The American Legion was chartered by the U.S. Congress as a patriotic, mutual-help, wartime veterans organization of the United States armed forces who served during a wartime period as defined by Congress. The American Legion was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after World War I and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and also has offices in Washington D.C.. American Legion - United States of American Flag The group has nearly 3 million members in over 14,000 Posts worldwide. In addition to organizing commemorative events and volunteer activities, the American Legion is active in U.S. politics. While its primary political activity is lobbying on the behalf of the interests of veterans, service members including support for veterans benefits such as pensions and the Veterans Affairs hospital system, it has also been involved in more general political issues, generally taking a conservative position. The Grand Haven Charles A. Conklin, Michigan American Legion Post #28 is a active post with over 1375 members. Legion members and their guests are welcome to stop down and and visit. The Charles A. Conklin Post #28, Grand Haven, Department of Michigan - was named in honor of the first serviceman from Grand Haven to make the supreme sacrifice in World War I. He served with the Rainbow Division and died May 7, 1918 in France. The Charter was issued at National Headquarters in Indianapolis and is dated August 1, 1920. Meetings were first held in the Armory, the basement of the library, the rooms over the Kroger store, and in 1936 in the Oakes Building. The present site at 700 S. Harbor was purchased in 1937. By the spring of 1938, meetings were held in this new structure.

American Legion Department of Michigan, 2011 Website Award

Grand Haven Post 28 - 2011 Winner of The American Legion Department of Michigan, Website Award. Michigan Department 2009 Website Award  
"For its website's effective design, content, and ability to promote the American Legion."

William Hafeman - Department of Michigan State Commander

Patrick Lafferty - Department of Michigan State Adjutant