Our History

1919 the American Legion was formed with headquarters in Indianapolis where it is today.  May 8th through the 10th the Legion held its first National Convention in St. Louis.  

On 9 November 1919 a group of Mexican Border War and WWI veterans in Concord met in City Hall to discuss forming a Legion Post in Concord. Again a meeting was held on 7 December 1919 in the Elks Home on South Union Street, 25 enthusiastic ex-service men present, a vote was taken to form. The name of Fred Y. McConnell was chosen to be the name of the post, officers were nominated. On 8 January 1920, in City Hall, they met and the American Legion Post No. 51 was officially formed with a Constitution being read, and the name Fred Y. McConnell American Legion Post 51 was announced, and officers were elected. 

From The Commander :


On behalf of the Members at Post 51, I extend a warm welcome to veterans and their family.

I invite YOU to become part of Our American Legion Family at Post 51. We believe that every veteran deserves a supportive community and a place to call home, and that’s exactly what we offer.

Located in the vibrant city of Concord, NC, our post is deeply rooted in the patriotic spirit of our nation’s heroes. Whether you’re looking for camaraderie, assistance, or simply a space to connect with like-minded individuals, we have something special to offer you.

Join us and discover the strength of unity and the power of shared experiences at Post 51 in Concord, NC.

If you need any further information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our American Legion Family.

Yours truly,

-Steve Moore
The American Legion
Fred Y. McConnell Post 51 – Concord, NC

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