On behalf of the John D. Wibby American Legion Post 86, I would like to welcome you to our Post website. Since our charter in 1972, Post 86 has been welcoming Veterans from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country.
Post 86 prides itself in "Serving Veterans and Serving our Community". Our success stems from the many volunteers who step forward to assist in the many community programs and events which we sponsor throughout the year.
Together, our American Legion Family (The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, The Sons of The American Legion, and The American Legion Riders), emphasize preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life of our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families and perhaps most importantly, teaching the basic fundamentals of good citizenship. Our American Legion Family is the anchor of our success. They do not seek recognition or personal gain. They do it for a sense of self-satisfaction in making a difference for our veterans and active-duty personnel, their families, and the community. They represent all that is great about Post 86 and The American Legion.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grassroots involvement in the legislation process. Legionnaires' sense of obligation to their community, state, and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans' rights and quality of life.
If you are considering an American Legion membership we cordially invite you to join Post 86. If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our "membership page" to gain more information on how to join The American Legion. If you are already a member and are visiting the area we hope you will take time to visit our Post Home.
We are located a 2068 Lumber Valley Road (across from the Fire Station) on Hwy 260 in Overgaard, Arizona, and are open 7 days a week for your comfort and camaraderie.
Thank you for visiting our website and we hope to see you soon.
Travis Branam Commander
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship, and fitness. The Heroes to Hometowns program connects local Legionnaires with recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing a variety of support activities. The Legion raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state, and national levels to help veterans and their families and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grassroots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state, and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.