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Southern Maryland American Legion Post 221

Who We Are:

We are dedicated to the causes that foster and perpetuate a 100% Americanism. Our Post meets on the 1st Thursday of the month, at 8pm, at the Post home, located at 21690 Colton's Point Rd (Route 242), 5 miles south of the Route 234 intersection), in Avenue, MD.

The Auxiliary Unit meets on the first Tuesday at 6:00pm, six times a year (March, May, June, September, November, & December).

Beef & pork loin sandwich sale events are held during the year.

For further information about the Post, e-mail or write to American Legion Post 221; Post Office Box 98; Avenue, MD; 20609-0098. For hall rental questions call Tommy Howe at (301) 885-9045.


On July 7th, 2023 Southern Maryland American Legion Post 221, of Avenue, MD, installed their 2023 – 2024 officers. Pictured from left to right (seated) are: Dan Ion (Commander), Bill Hammett (Executive Committee), James Maddox (Sgt-At-Arms), George Thompson (Executive Committee), Tommy Howe (Chaplain), and Dave Abell (Assistant Finance Officer); pictured from left to right (standing) are: Bernie Owens (Executive Committee), Glenn Thompson (1st Vice Commander), Mike Barbour (Judge Advocate), Rick Jennings (Adjutant), Dave Woodcock (Assistant Adjutant), Ronald Bremer (Historian), Jim Wirt (Service Officer), and Randall Limberg (Finance Officer). Not pictured are: Francis Gibson (2nd Vice Commander), and Randy Guy (Executive Committee).

  • Americanism Education
  • Flag Disposal
  • Flags for 1st Graders
  • Boys State
  • Color Guard Participation at Many Patriotic Events
  • SMCPS Student Service Learning Projects
  • “For Which It Stands” Program
  • “What is a Veteran’s Organization” Program
  • Americanism Initiative Series in Senior Centers
  • A Community That Shares (ACTS)
  • JROTC Program Awards
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • St. Mary's Co. Special Olympics
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Alzheimer's Foundation
  • Voiture Locale 40/8 Nurses Training Program
  • SoMD Am. Legion Youth Camp
  • St. Mary's Soil Conservation
  • Am. Legion Emergency Fund
  • And Many Other Programs

Post Officers 2023 - 2024

American Legion Post 221:

Commander:                         Dan Ion

1st Vice Cdr.:                          Francis Gibson

2nd Vice Cdr.:                        Glenn Thompson

Adjutant:                                Rick Jennings

*Assistant Adjutant:             Dave Woodcock

Finance Officer:                    Randall Limberg

*Asst. Finance Officer:         Dave Abell

*Service Officer:                    Jim Wirt

Chaplain:                               Tommy Howe

Judge Advocate:                    Mike Barbour

Sgt-At-Arms:                         James Maddox

Historian:                               Ronald Bremer

Executive Committee Members: Randy Guy, George Thompson, Bill Hammett, Bernie Owens

*Color Guard:                      Rick Jennings

*Americanism:                      Mike Barbour

* - Appointed Positions

Auxiliary Unit 221:

President:                              Vacant

1st VP:                                     Betty Delman

2nd VP:                                    Kathy Owens

Chaplain:                                Joan Warczynski

Sgt-At-Arms:                         Beverly Gibson

Corr. Sec.:                              Vacant

Rec. Sec.:                                Christina Barbour

Treasurer:                              Linda Cross

Historian:                              Vacant

Executive Committee Members: None





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