Post 140 History
Waldo M. Slaton American Legion Post 140 was nationally chartered on August 12, 1936. The Post is named after Waldo M. Slaton, U.S. Army. The Post is located just south of Chastain Park in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. The address is 3905 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta GA 30342. The building and grounds were deeded to Post 140 in 1950 by Fulton County -- for as long as the Post exists. The actual structure of Post 140 was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's. The Post has historically been a World War II Post, and its members were very active in the community. The Patriotism committee wrote a book on the evils of communism in the 1960's.
With the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, many new members have joined Post 140 and are enthusiastically embracing the Four Pillars of the American Legion: National Security, Helping Veterans, Youth Programs and Patriotism. We also dedicated our new deck on Nov 9 to the Veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom. The upcoming years will be exciting for us as we make the Post more accessible to our members and the community.
News and Upcoming Events
We meet monthly at 1800 on the second Monday of each month.
Friday Happy Hour
Check the calendar to find out when the smoking lamp is lit! Always BYOB, but come out and enjoy the weather on our fabulous deck.