Carl Boyd Post 42



Next Officers meeting is Thursday, 4 April 2024 @ 6 PM

Next Monthly meeting is Tuesday, 9 April 2024 @ 8 PM


                                Our Second Annual Cooking with the Vets competition                                  on Saturday 16 March, was another great success.


We had Twelve Cooking Teams, Ten Vendors, a Live Band and Disk Jockey, a Korean War Jeep from the Savoy Auto Museum and Two Helicopters from Blue Ridge Helicopter Tours.  We conducted numerous Raffles for prizes donated by local businesses, a 50/50 drawing and sold "Be the One" coins to raise money for Veterans support. 

Over five hundred people attended and sampled some of the best BBQ in the country.  Additionally, over fifty volunteers from the Cartersville JROTC , Civil Air Patrol, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Auxillary, American Legion and the Savoy Auto Museum supported this annual event.  

Stay tuned for information about next year's Third Annual "Cooking with the Vets" competion scheduled for 15 March 2025.

The two most coveted Trophies

Peckerwood Country Club Cook Team was our Grand Champion

for the second year in a row.

  Scotts BBQ was our Reserve Grand Champion 

Auxiliary President Lisa Papp provided aerial coverage from Blue Ridge Tours Helicopter


The Savoy Auto Museum brought their Korean War vintage Willys Jeep


Blue Ridge Helicopter Tours offerred rides for $50 each or 3 for $125

Judging was really serious!  We even had a Celebrity Judge.

Many Vendors offerred Food, Woodworking crafts and Ice Cream

Large and excited crowds

The Competition was fierce

We had a Disk Jockey and Live Band too


For additional photos and coverage see our special events page or

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Come Play our New Game



The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration


The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration

@ the Booth Western Art Museum, 29 March @ 2 PM. 

Join the Nation....thank a Vietnam Veteran.

To register as a Veteran or representing family member, register online at or call (770) 387-8613.


Thanks for all those who participated in the Post's semi-annual Post Clean-up.

Fifteen people including our local Civilian Air Patrol (CAP) helped keep Post 42 beautiful!


For information on joining our local Civilian Air Patrol

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Karaokee every Thursday night at 7 PM in the Legion Lounge


Annual Chili Cook-Off 

The Club 42 Lounge hosted our Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, 27 January from 3 - 7 PM.  This event raised over $3100 to benefit the Post 42 1st Annual "Welcome Home" Vets Dinner.  This was another rousing success.  Over 100 people attended and helped choose this years winners.  We had 19 competitors and gave Judge's Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place.  Finally, a People's Choice trophy was awarded.  Fifteen Gift baskets were awarded to drawing winners.  A Great Time was had by all!

1st Place Evan Ray

        2nd Place Dewey Busch                                      3rd Place Blake Martin


                 Supervision of the Judges                                       The "Brain Trust"

Plan to join us next year, maybe you'll be the "Big Winner"





Bikers Against Child Abuse presented Post 42 with an amazing gift

to recognize our support of their efforts to prevent Child Abuse.


Senior Veteran's Resource Guide.  

This guide focuses on veterans’ options to help with non-medical or aging care. It will help veterans understand the available benefits, uncover financial assistance opportunities, and provide ideas that can reduce the costs associated with long-term care.  For access to this guide or other handy Veteran information, go to the Veterans Solutions page and click any of the links.  


The American Legion Club 42 hosts "Mexican Train" Dominoes

every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8 PM. 

We'll teach you how to play!


American Legion CLUB 42

hosted the New Year's Eve celebration.  Over fifty members and guests rang in the New Year.

A Great time was had by One and All


Post 42 Christmas party was Saturday, 16 December


Phil Tullar awarded Post 42, Legionnaire of the Year


Find Old Glory Raffle is now operational!


American Legion Post 42 raises $4000 for Toys for Tots.

Over twenty American Legion, American Legion Auxillary and Sons of the American Legion members helped shop for Children's toys, on 18 November.

The Cartersville Ollies was quite supportive during the Post's Shopping Spree


The Entire Shopping crew stands with Ollies Manager John

as the final tally exceeds $3000.


Veteran's Day Ceremony

11/11/2023 at 11am.

Our Veteran's Day ceremony was held in the Post 42 Meeting Room.  The Cass Junior ROTC and the Post 42 Honor Guard supported the event that was highlighted by a wonderful speech by Lewis Kent, District 7 Commander.  We had 211 attendees, for one of our largest ceremonies in recent history.  Also in attendance was Cartersville City Councilman Cary Roth (Ward 3) and reporters from the Daily Tribune News and WBHF Radio.


Grand Reopening Celebration

We celebrated the reopening of our Lounge immediately following our Veteran's Day Ceremony.  The celebration included short remarks, Ribbon and Cake cutting cermonies, guided historical tours and an Awards ceremony.  Lunch and refreshments were served.  

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony           Cake Cutting  

              What a crowd we had.  211 attended the Veteran's Day and Grand Reopening Ceremonies


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.


Honor Guard Recruiting

The Honor Guard is actively recruiting members.  If your interested, please review the Honor Guard page on this Website, for more info!


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


Our next major events are:

Quarterly American Legion Officers Meeting on 3 April @ 6 PM

American Legion Monthly meeting on 9 April 2024 @ 8 PM

American Legion Monthly meeting on 14 May 2024 @ 8 PM

Annual American Flag Retirement Ceremony on 14 June 2024 @ 10 AM

Quarterly American Legion Officers Meeting on 26 June @ 6 PM

Semi-Annual Post Clean -Up on 7 September @ 10 AM

2nd Annual Spyder Rally 28 September (More details on the Special Events page)


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 theme, "Be The One" for $25 each.  Proceeds from the sale of these coins benefit Veterans sufferring PTSD.  See the Commander or Patrick Woodall to get your coin.   Be the first on the block to get yours.


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.

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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