American Legion Post 142 adds more services for Veterans, community

SAN LUIS — American Legion Post No. 142 in San Luis continues to provide more services for Veterans and for the community.

Every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon, Veterans can use the Internet for free and meet with other Veterans for coffee and pastries. It is an opportunity to get documents printed and be with others who have gone through similar experiences. There are also resources and information on topics like PTSD.

Veterans can also apply for a special event solely for them. Honor Flight Network is one way to honor those who served the U.S. It is a national organization that offers an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to see "the monuments built in their honor." Honor Flight of Southern Colorado is organizing a trip in September for any Veteran who served between 1939-1976. Go to, to get more information about the trip.

A World War II Veteran recently donated a vintage 1960's pool table to the post. Being innovative, Post Commander Wade Eppler and a couple of volunteers built a custom top for it and put wheels on the pool table. Commander Eppler plans to have pool and dart tournaments.

There is a Bible Study at Post 142 on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. A meal is provided by Debbie Anderson.

American Legion Post No. 142 also acquired a jukebox and hopes to have bingo soon. Post 142 is available for rent. There is a small kitchenette with microwave and large enough space to host parties or other events.

People can watch the Denver Broncos games at the post. The season opener is Sept. 10. The game starts at 2:30 p.m. The Post will open at 1:30 p.m. People can watch for free and buy hot dogs and brats.