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Here at American Legion Post 26 Bakersfield, we are driven to do our part. By helping our Veterans And here for the Community, State, Nation.  Since 1919, we have taken part in a wide range of activities that empower individuals and communities. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. Are you ready to join us and create real transformation in the lives of so many?

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It is incredible how one small idea can grow into something truly special. American Legion Post 26 Bakersfield is rooted in the belief that we all have an inherent responsibility to make a meaningful difference in our community. With a variety of active projects and a large volunteer staff, we harness our skills and resources to successfully achieve our goals.

Since our founding in Aug.1919, we have been proud to witness how our activities have benefitted the Bakersfield, Ca community and beyond. Want to take part? Contribute to our work by donating or volunteering today.

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What Makes this Post Unique

2019 is the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.  Post 26 was chartered on August 7th, 1919 and is also celebrating its’ 100th anniversary.  Additionally 2019 will be the 103th Veterans Day Parade hosted by Post 26 and 2019 will be the 103th anniversary of the Post 26 Christmas “Food Baskets for Veterans”.

In 1924 Unit 26 of the American Legion Auxiliary was charted and, to this day, it continues to support Post 26 and the Bakersfield community.  They support the Post with setting the room up and taking care of the ticket sales for meals and events hosted by the Post. 

In the early 70’s the Post moved into its’ current location at 2020 H. St. The larger facility has allowed the Post to support multiple veteran and community activities directly and indirectly.  All revenues generated by the Post (meals, hall rentals, etc.) are used to directly and indirectly to support Veterans and to support the Bakersfield community.  Christmas food baskets, and funeral escorts.   Community support, spearheaded by the American Legion Family , include a Christmas Party with Santa where children  program are fed, entertained, and given toys.  School supplies are gathered and distributed to teachers for their students. A Cub Scout Pack ,  Boy Scout Troop and a Venture Crew are sponsored by the Post.  The Veterans Day Parade is organized and presented by the Post and community volunteers.  

The Post (for the boys) and the Auxiliary (for the girls) raises the funds, interview high school juniors (recommended by their councilors), and escorts those selected to Sacramento for Boys & Girls State and  This year the Post is sending 5 young men and the Auxiliary is sending one  young lady.

 Due to the size of the Post, the size of the main hall and the central location of Bakersfield, Post 26 is continually asked to host American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary activities.  The Post has hosted several Department Conventions, several DEC meetings, Area Meetings, District Meetings, National Commander meet-n-greets and multiple fund-raisers for things like the Erskine Fire and Texas hurricane as well as Honor flight breakfasts. 

The focus today, as in 1919, of Post 26 is to support all veterans and to be an asset to the community.

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Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, American Legion Post 26 Bakersfield is dedicated to making a lasting impact. While our efforts are driven by our organization’s focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of programs.

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Helping Those Who Need Us Most

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