August 1920, on the banks of the Vermilion River at the Surrey Street bridge, American Legion Post 69 received its Charter. Under the historic oaks of what is now known as Stanley Martin-Felix Ducrest Post 69, the Post continues to uphold the founding four (4) pillars of The American Legion: Americanism, Children and Youth, National Security, and Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation.
Post 69 was named after soldiers from the Acadiana area in WWI and WWII respectively. Stanley Martin and Felix Ducrest were the first men from Acadiana that gave the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of freedom. Almost (10) decades later and through several more wars and crises, The American Legion Post 69 honors our heroes for their sacrifice that has made us the greatest nation in the world.
Our Post continued success is not done alone. We have honor in working together with the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 69 (SAL) as well as the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 (ALA). ALA is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization dedicated to serving veterans and the entire community. With the support of SAL and ALA, Post 69 is striving to fulfill its mission, as well as offering scholarships to ULL students and bicycles to area elementary school students.
The American Legion receives no money or grants from the government. The Acadiana community has helped us many times to generate funds so crucial to our continued presence. Your contributions aid us in filling the void by government agencies and reaching our goals of honoring the veterans that keep our country safe and free.
"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."
-John F. Kennedy
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Stanley Martin - Felix Ducrest Post 69, American Legion
Stephanie M. Hanks, Commander
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 62703, Lafayette, LA 70596