Paris Post 1



The American Legion's Historic Paris Post 1 

Department of France

Established on 13 December 1919


Thank you for celebrating our 100 Year Anniversary!


We had an exceptional amount of guests joining us from

all over the world for our ceremonies and events in Paris.

It was truly a historic moment for Paris Post 1 :


- Ravivage at the Arc de Triomphe with Scouts of Paris

- Paris Post 1 American Legion Mausoleum with Le Souvenir Français

- Centennial Gala with Consul General Robert Hannan and Myron T. Herrick Award recipient John Crawford, esquire.

We thank everyone for their good spirit and participation in our 100 year celebrations. 

Special thanks to all who participated:

- U.S. Embassy

- Société des Cincinnati

- The First Alliance Foundation

- Comité de la Flamme, Arc de Triomphe

- Association of American Residents Overseas (AARO)

- American School in Paris (ASP)

- Scouts of Paris

- Wounded Warriors Organization

- American Legion Post 43 Hollywood California USA

- Daughters of the American Revolution

- Paris Post 1 Legionnaires and Auxiliary

- Piano repertoire by Sebastian ENE


Would you like to connect with Paris Post 1?



Keep the Legacy Alive.


Commander Bryan Schell:

 Vice Commander Curtis Bartosik:

Adjutant Charles

Finance Officer Rick Jones:

Post Historian Curtis Bartosik:

Immediate Past Commander Carl W. Hale:

Let's Connect! 

POST MEMBER MEETINGS: We have post meetings each month. CONFIRM time and location by contacting the Commander.

We are frequently asked if we have a Post Home that is open daily to visit: we don't at this time.  We gather together for our scheduled meetings and for ceremonies.   We recommend that you visit PERSHING HALL memorial building on 49, Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 PARIS. It is close to the avenue des Champs - Elysees. It was our post home from the 1930s to 1991.

CEREMONIES: We conduct ceremonies at the different memorials around Paris and France throughout the year. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our ceremonial duties or to participate. 

Are you eligible to be a Legionnaire or join the Sons of the American Legion or the American Legion Auxiliary? Contact US!




Paris Post 1 was chartered on the 13th of December 1919




American Legionnaires and French Patriotic Organizations marching up the famous Avenue des Champs Élysées in Paris  


American Independence Day ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Paris Post 1 was chartered by the American Legion on December 13, 1919, just several months after the first Caucus meetings of the Legion in Paris in the 8th arrondissement in March 1919.  Paris Post 1 members have been actively supporting the community ever since (except for an absence from 1941 to 1945 during the German occupation of France). 

Our original members were veterans of the American Expeditionary Force that came to France in 1917 to join our allies in World War I. We lost the last of our World War I veterans many years ago.  Currently we have approximately 250 members around the world who are veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon/Grenada and veterans serving to the present day. We have about 10 members who currently live in Paris. We welcome veterans who want to join the American Legion and Legionnaires from other posts who want to transfer to Paris Post #1.

Our Activities  The post is very active throughout each year with specific events from early September through the 4th of July.  We have our regular monthly meetings during that period.  We participate in our special celebrations on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day (French Armistice Day) and in many other ceremonies.  We are represented in the American Legion Department of France Executive Committee meetings during the year and in its annual meeting in June. 

We publish updates, articles, videos, events and ceremonies throughout the year and make it available to all members through our online platforms: Facebook, Twitter and via email

The American Legion is a veterans service organization, veterans helping veterans.  See the National official website for  up-to-date Veteran News and links to the American Legion on Facebook, Twitter and more!




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