Welcome to Frank Griggs Post 370, The American Legion, Department of Texas.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans’ organization – a community-service organization which now numbers approximately 2.4 million members — men and women — in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments — one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines. Post 370 is a member of the Department of Texas.
The American Legion, Department of Texas is made up of over 63,000 Legionnaires in 467 Posts all across Texas.
The Department is Divided into four Division 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. Post 370 is a member of Division 4.
Each Division is divided into districts with a total of twenty-three Districts, each with a District Commander and other such officers as determined by each District. Post 370 is a member of District 21
Join the Llano Legion Post Clean-Up
Frank Griggs American Legion Post 370 is asking all those in the community who would like to join with them on Saturday, December fro 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to help clean up the Post damaged in the recent floods.
Even though the Post, located in Badu Park at 200 Legion Street (one block past Dollar General) is high on a hill and considerable distance from the Llano River, it was inundated inside with two feet of water and mud and caused extensive interior damage. The building itself is structurally sound but the damage to anything lower than the water mark and somewhat beyond needs to be torn out, removed and discarded before the major clean-up can occur which we’re now prepared to do Damage assessment is still underway with estimates between $55,000 – $60,000.
Many local people who take pride in The American Legion Post that has been in existence for over 30 years and is one of the City’s landmarks have already contributed with their time, repairs and donations, as well as some Legion Posts across the State of Texas.
Please find it in your heart to help restore a piece of Llano’s history and help community veterans who are served by this Post at the same time – and bring your gloves.
Lunch will be provided, thanks to Cooper’s BBQ and Chicken Express. Coffee, tea and water will be provided throughout the day.
Post 370’s Namesake
Corporal William Frank Griggs, born September 14, 1894, died November 8, 1918. He gave his life for his country.
William Frank (RED) Griggs entered the service in Llano County in 1917 along with 15 other young men. Among the group was Marion Chew who is living at Care Inn in Llano. According to Chew, another one of the men was Allen S. Johnson, a local banker now deceased.
The men received training at Camp Travis in San Antonio and were part of the 90th Division Co. 2 360th Infantry in the American Exp. Forces.
William Frank Griggs was killed in France three days before the armistice was declared on November 11, 1918. The Llano American Legion Post was named in his honor.
Frank Griggs Post 370 was chartered by The American Legion, Department on Texas in 1934. The current Post Home was built in 1984 and has gone through some major renovations since then to enhance its appearance and funcionality to meet the needs of its members and to better serve the community at large.
Monthly General Membership meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Post Home: 200 Legion Street, Llano, Texas (One block north of the Llano River bridge and one block west of State Highway 16 just past Dollar General) and includes a free dinner with all the trimmings!
Monthly Executive Committee meetings are held every third Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Post Home i.e. one hour before the General Membership meeting. Non-Executive Committee members may attend but without voice or vote as per the Post’ Bylaws.
The Sons of the American Legion meet on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm.