Welcome to American Legion Post 248

Blue Ridge, Georgia

Trout Capital of Georgia

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.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.

The Four Pillars of The American Legion are Veteran’s Affairs and Rehabilitation, Americanism, National Security, and Children and Youth.

Post 248 in Blue Ridge, GA is proud to support activities and organizations that promote these essential programs. We are a small, service-oriented Post. We DO NOT operate a bar, restaurant or bingo games.

We DO serve veterans and our community with help with VA Claims, emergency financial assistance, buddy checks, social outings, patriotic and memorial ceremonies and parades, flag etiquette classes, flag retirement ceremonies, and support for youth groups such as the FFA, Boy Scouts and JROTC to name a few. If this interests you, we would love to have you visit us!

If you are a Veteran and interested in joining the American Legion Family,
just visiting or a returning member we are pleased to have you join us….


Please complete and print this application then bring with you to the next meeting you attend.

Our Meetings Time and Location


  • The American Legion & the American Legion Auxiliary membership meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 pm in the Fannin County Senior Center located at 440 W First St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.