|The American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 was chartered on June 5th, 1919 with fifteen members was originally located at 1209 6th Ave. West, in the downtown center of Bradenton.
They were instrumental in contributing to the many improvements throughout the city of Bradenton and Manatee County. They helped to pay for lights on the ‘Green Bridge’ that connects downtown to the town of Palmetto. The Post 24 veterans are also credited with assisting in the construction of the first aircraft landing strip in Manatee County.
Post 24 members also helped to feed thousands of children during the Depression insuring that they would not go hungry. After WWII, American Legion Post 24 helped many homeless Vets by providing them with a bed, food and shelter.
As times change and needs change, Kirby Stewart Post 24 continues with its mission. Today they maintain the same level of commitment and responsibility to our veterans, community and country as they did in 1919.
The public’s perception of the American Legion seems to have developed a perception as a place for Old Veterans to go to drink, tell war stories and bury their memories in the confines of a private, closed to the public club. Let me set the record straight on that. … Some of this perception may have had some truth in the past, but times have changed. The American Legion Posts’ all around the state and country are inviting places for all veterans, and their families. The Kirby Stewart Post 24 continues to reach out to the community to offer support and assistance to all veterans and their families.
Entertainment activities are held, such as dances, special shows and events, banquets, picnics etc. All of which are always open to the public. No membership is required and it is a smoke free environment. A list of activities and events are available at www.americanlegionpost24.com
The Kirby Stewart Post 24 is open 7 days a week to the public from 11:00am -10:00pm.
Lunch is available from 11:00am-1:00pm Monday through Friday.
A casino style gaming arcade is also available everyday from 9 AM till Midnight..
There is dancing with live music every Friday night and Sunday afternoon.
.You are invited to come in for a visit anytime!