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2000 75th Street West, Bradenton, FL

Kirby Stewart Post 24






Contains general and long term information as it pertains to POST 24 and our readers. 




Several of you have wondered how I am able to stay on top of the website here at POST 24.  Well, it would not be possible without the effort of my 'personal staff'........

.................whatdayathink......????    Yeah, me too.......


Have you ever heard of the 50 50 rule..?  With every decision made there will be 50 percent who agree and 50 percent who disagree.  Thankfully, we do NOT have that problem here at POST 24.  

Most everyone wants to pull in the same direction.  However, every once in awhile, someone feels the need to try and insert that square peg into that round hole.    If you do have an 'issue' with anyone, or anything, in and around POST 24, why not plan on attending the MEMBERSHIP MEETING. 

As a member in 'good standing', you will be offered an opportunity to voice your opinions, suggestions and recommendations on the floor.  You may find that your 'issues' are not as complicated as you thought.  Why not give it a try....  It certainly beats griping about it in the FOXHOLE LOUNGE where everyone knows your name..........and your business.......



 Please consider POST 24 open to all who wish to enter.  We are here for the military,...because of the military.  Bring along a good story, or two and you will have some company close by.  We always enjoy hearing about your service, your career and what you are doing now. 
As we are an OPEN post, we welcome the civilian community, too.  Feel free to stop by and take a look at POST 24

We have a very friendly atmosphere and always enjoy meeting someone new, plus, we pride ourselves on catering to our 'repeat customers'.  We want you to have a great time, then come back for another.  That means a lot to us. is what we have for you.....



MONDAY thru FRIDAY  from 11 to 2 PM  lunch is served   FULL MENU

plus....daily specials..... with executive chef, JEEMI' along with the USUAL SUSPECTS.


MONDAY evening is CHEF'S DELIGHT and it's anyone's guess what is to be served, but it will be DELICIOUS...!!  

There's BINGO on TUESDAY evening, 6 to 8 PM.  Yeah, we have the hottest bingo cards around...!!!   BURGERS & DAWGS are available from 5 to 6:45 PM.

WEDNESDAY afternoon BINGO from 1 to 3 PM.  Just can't get enough of those wonderful numbers...  

KARAOKE on WEDNESDAY evenings brings lots of talented singers into POST 24 to enjoy themselves and everyone else. Sign up to SING, SING, times...!!!  WINGS & THINGS are available.


Best to order a 'handful'...!!!   They're just that good...!!!! 

THURSDAY is ALSO a night strictly for YOU, our patron, our guest.  Stop in and relax, order your favorite refreshment from our friendly and efficient staff,  play a few games on the machines, how 'bout a game of pool over in the EAGLES LANDING??

FRIDAY  fine dining from 5 to 6:45 PM.   Fish, baked or fried, crab cakes, steak, or shrimp salad.   

FRIDAY brings in MUSIC for dancing from 7 to 10 PM in the large auditorium.     Lots of fun for all musical tastes. 

SATURDAYS are a kick-back day at POST 24.  Stop in to touch base on what's happening.  Enjoy your favorite refreshment, plus HOT DAWGS are available from 11 AM to 7 PM.

SUNDAYS begin with BREAKFAST from 8 to 11:30 AM.  Buffet line, one time through for $6.  MMMMmmmm.  You gotta' try it to believe it....!!!  It's just that good....!!!          Squeeze in a short nap, then come back to POST 24 and prepare to enjoy yourself with lots of big band swing dancing from 2 to 5 PM with Bob Dewart & his group. 

  ...AND, we have HAPPY HOUR every WEEK DAY afternoon from 2 to 5 PM. 

And you know about the 'FOXHOLE' lounge.  Hey, what's not to know about the 'FOXHOLE'...!!!    A stranger is not a stranger for long in the 'FOXHOLE'.  A very friendly place to relax, meet some very nice people, lots of VETERANS, perhaps you can strike up a conversation and compare notes on the memories of the past...or not.  Lots of large screen TVs on each wall to keep you up to date on all that is happening in the sporting news. 

And, you know about the great juke box loaded up with tons of songs nearly everyone is sure to recognize. 

Feeling like you're on your game....?? 'bout a game of POOL...???!!!!   We have a table waiting for a BIG BREAK....!!!   Get it...??  'Break'..??  Work with me, people... 

Of course you know about all the fine food, both at lunch time and in the evenings....   and we serve the FRESHEST and the FINEST coffee around......probably the best cup of coffee I've ever had....!!!   No offense to you, Mr. Valdez, or your mule.....

Thank you.

Hear Ye

HAVE YOU CHECKED THE 'VETERAN P.S.A. page lately...???

Perhaps you should.  There are several programs and valuable information directed at VETERANS and their families.


Well, are you happy now....??!! 

How about from 2 to 5 PM, Monday through Friday..??

HAPPY HOUR,  weekdays in the FOXHOLE lounge at POST 24...!!!!

Are you HAPPY  NOW...??!!     ....well....???!!!



.....let's see,....  24 hours in a day, 24 cans in a case,  coincidence,..?   I think not....

Check the AIR FORCE page for all the details of each LUNCHEON.



Keep’em flyin’….!!!  

Check out our latest advertiser on the SPONSORS page.


          POST 24 is always OPEN to the PUBLIC......!!!!    

     Groundhog   Check the ACTIVITIES page for all that is happening at POST 24


Please check the MANATEE COUNTY VETERANS COUNCIL website for valuable information on VETERANS affairs, historical data and other items of interest.



  Remember,   POST 24 is always OPEN to the PUBLIC....!!!!!   


                 The  'USUAL SUSPECTS'    

Although, in the number of members, POST 24 is large, it is a small, warm family of dedicated and committed people from the membership, the AUXILIARY, the LEGION RIDERS, the SONS OF THE LEGION and the HONOR GUARD, who, as 'USUAL SUSPECTS', are continually directly involved in all that goes on.  These are the ones for whom the general membership depends on to make it work.  Thanks to all who do make it work.

 How many times have you heard these four words...??   

We, at POST 24, hope you hear them often as you enter our premises.   We consider ourselves very friendly and try to be courteous and helpful to everyone we meet.  Please let us know how we can be of service to you and ways to improve that service.  We want you to feel most welcome as you enter our doors and we look forward to your return.  That means a lot to us.




                                  WHAT ARE WE DOIN' HERE....??????    


          The  HUMANE SOCIETY of  MANATEE COUNTY           

         2515  14th St. West (Tamiami Trail)  Bradenton, FL.  34205    

        (941) 747-8808



     Thank you in advance for all your support in helping the HONOR GUARD and American Legion POST 24 in our effort to offer some assistance. 

The general public is always invited to drop by and check on the animals and to see exactly where your offering and support go and how it is used to the good of our little neighbors.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.....for the fact that you care.




     Hear Ye      ,,,,,,
                KOREAN WAR ends on July 27th, 1953
60 years later........check PAGE 2 of the NEWSLETTER








Seems like things are always hoppin’ at POST 24 with something going on just about every day and most every evening.  The ‘FOXHOLE lounge’ usually is abuzz with a few, to a large crowd, catching up on all that is going on while enjoying their choice of beverage.

However, there is a little known area on the grounds of POST 24 that many may have not discovered.  A quiet little retreat where one can be alone with one’s thoughts.  A place where one can hear the birds sing and watch a few squirrels play while reflecting on days of long ago and on names who became friends along the way.

Over among the trees one can simply walk, or sit, and allow all the memories to come to the forefront.  The solitude becomes apparent with a sigh, where time is of no importance, where thoughts abound as names, faces and places enter.   

Try it someday when you want to relax for a few minutes. 

Hank Ward is in charge of the grounds at POST 24.  He not only keeps POST 24 looking neat and tidy at all times, but has taken it on himself to refurbish the area known as the BILL FIELD MEMORIAL GARDENS.  He, along with a stellar work crew, has made numerous improvements, including digging out all the old mulch, spreading a new, thick carpet of mulch, bringing life back to the trees nearby, and arranging, then planting, many vibrant varieties of plant life around the walled area of the memorial.  It really looks pleasant and inviting.

So, next time you have some time to spare, swing by, and check out that ‘special’ area.  I think you will feel a bit different afterwards.




Those of you who are at POST 24 on a regular basis know of our very large auditorium.  But, did you know that you can rent it out for most any type of function at a very reasonable price.   Do you have some friends and acquaintances who may be looking for a large building to have their special event..?   Why not stop by the 'office' and find out some details.
Arrangements can be made for your special occasion that range from a simple setting to food service, beverage service, entertainment and more.
Call 794-3489. 




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Hey...!!! Keep it quiet down there...!!! 

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....Now, what is suppose to happen WHEN the cows come home.....??Thinking



POST 24 would like to thank Brown & Sons funeral home for their part in the disposal of the many retired AMERICAN FLAGS turned in to POST 24 by the members and the general public.  We appreciate all you do for POST 24.



                  FIELD OF HONOR "CROSSES"

'CROSSES' for the 'FIELD OF HONOR' can be purchased at the POST 24 office.   'CROSSES' are $50.  each and can be purchased as a remembrance for a VETERAN who has passed on. 

There are only 600 plots for 'CROSSES' available.  A wonderful way to show solemn respect for a fallen 'warrior' while supporting POST 24.


         Thinking      WHAT  HAPPENED....

                     on this day in history.....????     Hmm 
Been thinking how you can impress your friends?? You know, old pals  from the military to make'em think you really DID amount to something. Perhaps you are the one with nothing to say while gathered at a bar or at a table with a bunch of 'know-it-alls'.     Well, my friend, those days are no more.  Check out the vast amount of little known facts and trivia from and be prepared, because you, my friend, will be loaded for BEAR!!!      And the season is about to begin by you lobbing a few of these little morsels in on a handful of these 'hoity-toity' types who, with each time they fly that same ol' story, seem to do it a little faster and a little higher.      Yes, they will be treading a bit lighter and giving you all the room you desire as you saunter in with your '50 mission crush' tilted on the back of your head.  Wait for the dust to settle and soon you will be hearing all about the fruits of your labor.      
Good hunting, my friend.  Good hunting.

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