LLANO – Frank Griggs Post 370 in Llano was chartered by The American Legion in June, 1934. It is a member of Division 4, District 21 of the Department of Texas.
William Frank (RED) Griggs was born September 14, 1894. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in Llano County in 1917 along with 15 other young men. All received training at Camp Travis in San Antonio and were part of the 90th Division, Co. 2, 360th Infantry Regiment in the American Expeditionary Forces.
Griggs was killed in France November 8, 1918, three days before the armistice was declared. American Legion Post 370 in Llano, Texas was chartered by the Department of Texas in June, 1934 – it was named in his honor.
The current Post home was built in 1984 on the bank of Llano River, adjacent to beautiful Badu Park. In order to meet the needs of its member and better serve the community, it has gone through some major renovations since then to enhance its appearance and functionality.
The Hall is available to rent for public and private events year round.
200 Legion Drive, Llano, Texas 78643
(One block north of the Llano River bridge and one block west of State Highway 16)
NATIONAL – The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans 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. Today, membership stands at nearly 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide.
The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
The American Legion Department of Texas is made up of over 65,000 legionnaires in 480 posts all across Texas. The department is divided into four divisions, each with a Division Commander elected annually in the spring to serve a one year term to work on membership and to coordinate the activities of the posts and legionnaires within that geographical area.
The divisions are divided into districts with a total of twenty-two districts in The Department of Texas. Each with a District Commander and other such officers as determined by the district.