Green Tree American Legion Post #823
Meets the third Wednesday each month at 8:00 p.m.
Carlisle Social Hall - GT Fire Station
825 Poplar Street in Green Tree
American Legion Post #823 Military Banner Program
Green Tree Borough and Green Tree American Legion Post 823 are pleased to announce that Green Tree Borough will be participating in the military banner program. Several communities in the area have already joined this program as evidenced by the banners hanging from the poles along their main thoroughfares. Individual banners are $85 for a single-sided banner or $100 for a double-sided banner. This price reflects the cost of the banner and the brackets to hang them. More information and the application to purchase a banner are available at www.troopbanners.com/GreenTree. Information and application forms are also available at the Green Tree Municipal Center office.
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Green Tree American Legion Post #823
Residents often see members of Green Tree's American Legion Post #823 at many of the community's patriotic holidays, with formal flag raisings at Green Tree's annual 4th of July Celebration and Octoberfest, Memorial Day ceremonies honoring fallen soldiers followed by a service at St. Margaret's Church, and a "Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance," part of a nationwide observance at the Veterans' Memorial on Flag Day. But they do so much more than that year-round.
Every May you'll see American Legion members at local shopping areas seeking donations for veterans' organizations during "Poppy Days." When a donation is received, the American Legion member gives the donor a red crepe poppy as a thank you. The poppies are handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation and a symbol of sacrifice of the lives lost in service to our country. Poppy Day funds go directly in assisting disabled and hospitalized veterans in our area.
American Legion Post #823 has a proud history of holding veterans' luncheons at the Green Tree Fire Hall. Additionally, members often visit and entertain disabled vets at the Veterans Hospital and the H.J. Heinz III Progressive Care Center with a catered lunch, bingo, and prizes to brighten their day. The Green Tree American Legion Post #823 work with the local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts on some flag-raising ceremonies, mentoring a new generation in patriotic traditions and history of service to country.
The Green Tree American Legion Post 823 was the proud recipient of the Hospitalized Veterans Award by the Pennsylvania American Legion for the work they have done, and continue to do, with hospitalized veterans. Out of 747 American Legion posts throughout the state, Green Tree's American Legion Post 823 was chosen. Congratulations go out to the members of Post 823 who are a small group of dedicated, hard working, and service-oriented individuals.
Post 823 wants to thank the residents of Green Tree and surrounding communities for their support and generosity during the annual Poppy Drive. The money raised helps veterans who are less fortunate than us.
Most recently, the Green Tree Woman's Civic Club has donated a "Retire Old Glory" collection box in honor of the American Legion Post #823 for worn, damaged, or unserviceable flags to be appropriately retired. The "Retire Old Glory" box is located outside of the Municipal Center's Administrative Office. To date, more than 500 flags have been collected.
Green Tree's American Legion Post #823 has a strong core of members, but is always seeking new members. They provide a backbone for the community with their dedicated service. See the box for American Legion membership. The Green Tree American Legion Post #823 meets on the third Wednesday each month at 8:00 p.m. at the Green Tree Fire Hall, in the Carlisle Social Hall (named after local Green Tree volunteer firefighter and American Legion member, Bill Carlisle) at 8:00 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements for
American Legion Membership
If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of the American Legion.
- Aug. 2, 1990 to present (Gulf War/War on Terrorism)
- Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
- Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
- Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
- June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
- Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
- April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)