Carl Boyd Post 42




Please review our exciting news about scholarship opportunites for local

High School seniors on our Scholarship page.



Post Luau is Saturday, 27 July 2024 @4 PM

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 13 August @ 8 PM

The next Post Clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, 7 September @ 10 AM

The September meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 10 September @ 8 PM

Vet to Vet Program will meet on Tuesdays from 4 - 7 PM during June, July and August


Post 42 New Officer Installation ceremony



Post 42 Auxiliary Officer Installation ceremony



Squadron 42 Sons of the American Legion Officer Installation ceremony




Post 42 supported the Eutowah Valley Rotary Club Independence Day Parade

Almost two-dozen American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary members supported the parade on 4 July, 2024.

Post Commander, Kris Dittrich walked the route     Vice Commanders, Phil Tullar and Patrick                                                                                                     Woodall join the Commander in a pre-                                                                                                             parade photo op.

Most of the Post 42 parade participants


The American Legion Auxiliary was well represented

Archie Armer brought two of his many restored military vehicles for the Post's Parade entry






Historic 4 Way Lunch along the Parade route


American Flag Retirement ceremony

Post 42 conducted an American Flag Retirement ceremony immediately following the Independence Day Parade.  Almost 650 (647) American flag were retired with appropriate honors, as a small crowd of twenty Patriots looked on.  The Cartersville Fire Department Station 4 ensured the safety of all participants and spectators during the ceremony.  The public is encouraged to drop off distressed or unserviceable American Flags during the year at the American Legion on MLK BLVD.




Cartersville Fire Department supervises the Flag Retirement ceremony



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Hurricane season has arrived

Are you and your family prepared?  Because we live in an area where hurricanes can occur, USAA wants to help you protect your loved ones, your home, and your finances.  The key to reducing the risk of damage to your home and vehicle is to begin preparing now.  Plan ahead with resources on evacuation routes, emergency supplies, home preparation and insurance information.

USAA tools to Help You Prepare

Visit our Natural Disaster Preparation Site for hurricane preparedness checklists and tools to review your coverage such as the Property Risk Assessment, Natural Disaster Coverage Review and Building Code Lookup Tool.  These can help you discover if your property could be vulnerable to natural disasters and what coverage you might need.


Memorial Day Ceremony

Post 42 conducted a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, 27 May 2024.  Over 100 local residents attended the beautiful ceremony.  The ceremony included the Pleadge of Allegiance, Recognizing each Service, Laying a ceremonial Wreath, Guest Speaker remarks, recognition of those who have transferred to the" Post Everlasting", a Firing Salute and the playing of Taps.

      Post Commander provides welcoming remarks            Senior Vice Commander introduces Guest Speaker

Cass High School JROTC presents the Colors and Service Flags

Guest Speaker

Lance Corporal Jake Woodall

Post 42 Honor Guard fires ceremonial Salute 

American Legion Auxiliary National Poppy Day

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 42 hosted National Poppy Day on Friday and Saturday, 24 - 25 May, at 525 MLK Jr Drive in Cartersville.  Members accepted donations for bright red Poppy plates to honor our Military, both Past and Present.  The Poppy is an internationally recognized symbol of the lives sacrificed in war and the hope that none died in vain.  A Poppy Honor Wall was created along MLK Jr Drive on the fence of the American Legion to honor all our Military for the Memorial Day weekend. 

All donations directly support Veterans.


Don't forget to buy your Old Glory Raffle tickets!

Drawings are every Friday night.



1SGT Hornbeck and Cass High JROTC are recognized for their support

during our Second Annual Cooking with the Vets BBQ Competition

Civila Air Patrol Squadron 129 was recognized for their volunteerism

during our Second annual Cooking with the Vets BBQ Competition.


Free Mattresses

For information on free or discounted mattresses to those in need,

including veterans, please visit our Veteran's Solutions page

Kentucky Derby Party

Over 100 patrons enjoyed our annual Derby Day Party

on Saturday, 4 May. 


                                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 

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.

The Competition was fierce

For additional photos and coverage see our special events page or

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Come Play our New Game



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

Click here


Karaokee every Thursday night at 7 PM in the Legion Lounge


   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


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/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:

2nd Annual Post 42 Luau on Saturday, 27 July @ 4 PM 

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

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

Semi-Annual Post Clean -Up on Saturday, 11 January 2025 @ 10 AM

National Commander visit (Tentative) 16 - 19 January 2025 @ 8 AM


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 deetsfamily@att.net


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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