Photo Gallery

Judd Smith informs Post members at the March meeting about the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Judd Smith informs Post members at the March meeting about the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Post 140 volunteers make lunches in January for troops traveling through Hartsfield airport.

Post 140 volunteers make lunches in January for troops traveling through Hartsfield airport.

2024 American Legion Oratorical Contest Winners

Post 140 Oratorical Chair David Llewellyn presents certificates to the 2 winners at the recent 2024 American Legion Oratorical Contest held at North Atlanta High School.


Chastain Park Conservancy on Nov. 14. This marker is a tribute to all members, Past, Present and Future Of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

new deck at Post 140. Perfect for outdoor events.

New deck at Post 140 in Chastain. Perfect for outdoor events.

On April 26, Post 140 hosted a dinner for 18 vets and staff currently receiving treatment at Sheppard Spinal Center.

On April 26, Post 140 hosted a dinner for 18 vets and staff currently receiving treatment at Sheppard Spinal Center.

Norman Zoller, legal counsel at the Warrior Alliance in March.

Norman Zoller, legal counsel at the Warrior Alliance, spoke to members at the March business meeting.

Atlanta Chief of Police Darin Schierbaum at February Meeting.

Atlanta Chief of Police Darin Schierbaum addresses members at the February business meeting.

Brookhaven Blue Star Ceremony on April 11

Eight members of Post 140 attended the Brookhaven Blue Star Ceremony on April 11 and led in a reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.


Post 140 sponsored the annual Oratorical Contest at North Atlanta High School on January 26. Member David Llewellyn coordinated and led the initiative.


Post 140 Judge Advocate Drew Early discusses the need for proper estate planning at the October meeting.


5th District Junior Vice Commander Jacobs presents the Post Excellence Award for fiscal year 2021 to Post Commander Jon Reeder.


Patricia Ross, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services, discusses veterans benefits at the November meeting.


Sports prognosticator Scott Young speaks at the September meeting.


Boys State attendees Parker Pape and Harris Garmon share their experiences with Post 140 members at the August meeting. The young mem were sponsored be Post 140, under the leadership of program coordinator Dale Hajost.

Swearing in

Ken DeSimone, 5th District junior vice commander, swears in new Post 140 officers at the June meeting.

Flag Day

Bill Makepeace, Post 140 facilities manager, and Eagle Scout Ben Hronchek burn flags and the Post 140 Flag retirement ceremony.

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Denis Shortal, Brig. Gen, (ret.) was guest speaker at the May meeting. He shared a number of stories about his career in the Marines.

Passing the gavel

Incoming Post 140 commander Jon Reeder receives the gavel from outgoing commander Scott Mathews

Chastain Park

Post 140 members Scott Mathews, Richard Whitner and Anthony LaRusso volunteer to help Chastain Park staff plant native azaleas on the walking path behind the American Legion facility.


Harry Kone, a 101 year old Marine who fought at Guadalcanal, was guest speaker at the Post 140 April membership meeting. He shared interesting stories about his battle experiences.

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5th District Commander Al Jackson addresses Post members at the March meeting about State and District priorities and challenges.

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Master Gardener Teilke Baker was the guest speaker and the March meeting. He presented suggestions on growing fruits and vegetables, with an emphasis on tomatoes.


Veda Brooks, director of the Georgia Women Veterans office of the VA, speaks to Post members at the February meeting.


David Nahmias, Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, addresses Post members as guest speaker at the January business meeting.

Lunch for Troops

To support troops coming through Hartsfield Airport on January 3, 44 volunteers gathered at the Post to make 2000 bagged lunches.


Post member Manual Covington serenades at the Post 140 Christmas party on December 13.


Post 140 members attend the Sandy Springs Veterans Day event to hear Marine Lt. Col. Roni Meyerhoff speak.


Thanks to Ron Montford and his team, Post 140 now has a new kitchen!


Heather Means, wife of former Green Beret Ryan Means, speaks at the October meeting about her husband.


Post members volunteer to work at the 9/11 race. Pictured left to right are: John Paulson, Frank DeRosa, Scott Mathews and Bill Makepeace.


Post members Jon Reeder and Hal Raper carry the Navy flag during the 9/11 race


As guest speaker at the August meeting, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr discussed a number of issues impacting Georgia citizens.


Post member Dale Hajost briefs the membership at the July meeting about the seven young men Post 140 sponsored at the recent Boys State convention.


Under the leadership of Dale Hajost, Post 140 sponsored 7 young men to attend this year’s Boy’s State held in June at Gordon College in Barnesville, GA. Pictured is Russell Makepeace, son of Facilities Manager Bill Makepeace, who attended the event.


Commander Scott Mathews presents a plaque to Jim Martell in recognition of his three years of dedicated service as Adjutant.


Flag Day guest speaker Pete Mecca addressed members and guests. Pete served in Vietnam with Air Force Intelligence and has served as Commander and Program Director for the distinguished Atlanta World War II Round Table for the past seven years.


Boy Scouts from St James UMC Troop 370 performed a respectful Flag Retirement Ceremony.


Bishop Derick Jones, a retired Air Force Colonel, speaks to Post members at the May business meeting.


April guest speaker Dave Wells, Sandy Springs Assistant City Manager, discusses the new Veterans Park to be built in Sandy Springs.


Post 140 Service Officer John Paulson speaks at a memorial tribute to former member Brian Quinones held at the Post on March 13, 2021.


Georgia USO President Mary Lou Austin addresses the membership at the February business meeting.


Post 140 Membership Committee hard at work before the February business meeting. L to R: Hap Raper, Jerry Buckner, Adjutant and Membership Committee chair Jim Martell. Frank DeRosa, Anthony LoRusso and Melissa Tarver-Prodanov.


Under the leadership of David Llewellyn, Post 140 conducted the annual Oratorical contest on January 29, 2021 via Zoom.


On January 2, 2021, 12 Post 140 members and their families volunteered to make 1500 bag lunches for military troops coming through the USO at the Atlanta Airport. A job well done under the leadership of Furman Wood, Hal Raper and Jerry Buckner.


Post 140 member Bob Hopkins presents a check for $1,000 to the USO in memory of members Jack Soloman and Herb Saunders.


Ken DiSimone, Scott Mathews and John Paulson represented Post 140 at a senior living facility in Sandy Springs on Veterans Day where they honored 18 WW II and Koreans veterans.


5th District Commander Walt Cusiak addresses members at the October 2020 business meeting.


The Chastain Park Cleaning Crew, including four members of Post 140, helped clear brush and beautify the Part on September 12, 2020


American Legion Post 140 recently had a change of leadership, with Scott Mathews (left) replacing Ken DeSimone as commander.


Post 140 Monthly business meetings during the Covid 19 pandemic.

News and Upcoming Events

Business Meetings
We meet monthly at 1800 on the second Monday of each month.

Friday Happy Hour
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