Celebrating the New Year with a New Home
In the summer of 1919 a group of World War I veterans gathered in Raleigh to consider creating an American Legion Department for the State of North Carolina. From that convention, local veterans from Chapel Hill joined together for a Chapel Hill Post and received their Charter on August 28th, 1919. Learn more about our post’s history.
Thousands of Orange County veterans have since called Chapel Hill Post No. 6 their home. They have built two post homes to serve veterans and their families. It is now time to move once more and to build post home number three to support veterans for “the next one hundred years.”
The bulldozers and earthmovers are working overtime to prepare our new site. We are excited and look forward to the completion of construction in the Fall of 2019.
Our site is setback from NC Highway 54 near White Cross and not yet visible from the highway. It is accessible via a construction road (sorry, no sightseeing). You can not see much as we are still clearing and preparing the land. We’ve added a large roadway sign to let the community and passersby know that we are on our way.
We encourage and welcome all veterans in Chapel Hill, Orange County, and nearby communities to join with local American Legionnaires of Chapel Hill Post No. 6 build and equip their new home. Contact us by email at [email protected].