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
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.