Carl Boyd Post 42




NEXT regular American Legion meeting is scheduled for 10 October at 8 pm.


The Fallen Outdoors. The Fallen Outdoors mission is to organize outdoor adventures for Veterans Past and Present.  Their aim is to connect veterans with like-minded individuals along with teaching them a skill and passion they can continue for a life time.



Kris Ditrich (Commander Post 42) and Patrick Woodall (Senior Vice Commander)

presented a Check to Dr Bob Poston with the Vet to Vet of Georgia program.


Golden Brigade Award Winner

Roland Watts

Queen of Hearts Winner

Wayne Rutledge


Cooking with the Vets BBQ Competition Final update 

And the Winners are:

In the Chicken Cooking Contest 

1st Place - Peckerwood Country Club 

2nd Place - Scott Smokeshop

3rd Place - Huckleberry BBQ

Best Ribs

1st Place - Scott Smokeshop

2nd Place - Lilaque 

3rd Place - Seven Loaves BBQ

Best Pork

1st Place - Peckerwood Country Club

2nd Place - Pork once in a while 

3rd Place - Rolling Smoke BBQ


People's Choice Award

1st Place - Rolling Smoke BBQ

2nd Place - Peckerwood Country Club

3rd Place - Fallen outdoors BBQ


Reserve Grand Champion 



Grand Champion

Peckerwood Country Club 





Preparation begins early 

Ahhhh dry rub

Are you chicken?

Fully self-contained kitchens 

Experience counts!

Another experienced competitor 

The "Wiz Kid"

Even the Post Bartenders get into the fun

Volunteers from Cartersville HS ROTC and Civil Air Patrol 

The "brain trust " at work 

Local vendors found ways to beat the heat

A great Veteran Support Group 

Crowds gathered early for great food 

Great entertainment 

Even Cartersville Fire Department attended to ensure the public and competitors were safe 

Judges at work 


The Honor Guard is actively recruiting members. 

If your interested, please review the Honor Guard page

on this Website, for more info!



Breaking News!!!!

Remodel Update. 

We expect to remain open each day to serve our Heroes. 

Stop by to see all the exciting changes, as they happen!

First Day of Work!

Game room remodeled and windows removed

Mini-bar removed and carpet replaced.

Ceiling, Lights and Vents replaced!

Ladies Bath painted.                                      Doors painted Black.


We've scheduled a "Soft" Grand Opening for Veteran's Day, 11 November, 2023.

The Post Lounge will remain open during the remodel except for very limited times.

Please "Pardon our Mess"

as we work to make Post 42

"All it can be!"

Independence Day Parade 

Twenty members of Post 42 participated in the Cartersville 4th of July Parade.  Participants included Sons of the American Legion, Legion Auxillary and Legion Members.  The event included lots of planning, vehicle preparation and decorating.  A fun-filled patriotic time was had by all.  Look for future opportunities to participate in this and other fun events.  Pictures of Legion vehicles and members were even published in Thursday's Daily Tribune News.  

Staging and Vehicle preparation for the 4th of July Parade.


American Legion Post 42 Independence Day Parade participation.

We have some exciting new Scholarship opportunities available for College bound students with Miltary connects.  Please review the Scholarship tab on this website, for additional information.  The deadlines for some, are approaching soon!


Our next major events are:

Veteran's Day Ceremony on 11 November

American Legion Monthly Meeting on 14 November

American Legion Monthly Meeting on 12 December

Stay tuned for new and exciting events.

 The post has begun a Veterans Visitation program with local assisted living facilities.  This visitation program is about caring for veterans and ensuring they are NOT forgotten.  Our next visit will be the Fite Living Center on the first Saturday of each month at 1000.  For additional information or to sign up, please contact the Post Commander at


The American Legion is selling Challenge coins highlighting the American Legion's national 2023 theme "Be The One" for $25 each.  Proceeds from the sale of these coins will benefit Veterans sufferring PTSD.  See the Commander or Patrick Woodall to get your coin.   Be the first on the block to get yours.


Stay tuned for additional information.



Since our charter on October 9th, 1919 our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.


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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of Bartow/Cartersville area. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. (click Sponsor or Booster Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.


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