For further information regarding the Sgt. James Daniel Faulkner Post 565
please contact Commander Brennan Callan:
American Legion
Sgt. James Daniel Faulkner Post 565
Ivy Tech Community College
8204 Highway 311
Sellersburg, Indiana 47172
On the evening of April 25, 2014 the Sgt. James Daniel Faulkner Post 565
of the American Legion was chartered. The Post Officers were sworn in by
District Commander Ron Byrley and a reception was held immediately
after the ceremony.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service
to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World
War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million,
and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts
worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for
veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.

The emblem of the American Legion is composed of several elements and each element has  a special meaning.

The Rays of the Sun
The rays of the sun form the background of our proud emblem and suggests the Legion's principles will dispel the
darkness of violence and evil.

The Wreath
The wreath forms the center, in loving memory of those brave comrades who gave their lives in the service of the
United States that liberty might endure.

The Star
The star, victory symbol of World War I, also symbolizes honor, glory and constancy. The letters "U.S." leave no
doubt as to the brightest star in the Legion's star.

The Outer Rings
The larger of two outer rings stands for the rehabilitation of our sick and disabled comrades. The smaller inside ring
denotes the welfare of America's children.

The Inner Rings
The smaller of two inner rings set upon the star represents service to our communities, states and the nation. The
larger outer ring pledges loyalty to Americanism.

American Legion
The words American Legion tie the whole together for truth, remembrance, constancy, honor, service, veterans
affairs and rehabilitation, children and youth, loyalty, and Americanism.