History of McFarland Legion Post 534

American Legion Post 534 in McFarland, WI was chartered as the Edwards-Foye post in 1948. The first election of officers took place in 1947. The post was named in honor of two servicemembers from the McFarland area who served in World War I and World War II respectively. Alvin Edwards died on October 16, 1917 in France of pneumonia complicated by 3 wounds of fragments of a bursting shell. He enlisted in the Marine Corps at the beginning of World War I and took part in severe battles of the American cause, which resulted in his promotion to Corporal. Private First Class Steven A. Foye was a United States Marine who was killed in action on September 19, 1944 in the Pacific on Peleliu in the Palau Islands.

American Legion Post 534 has been a continuing member of the McFarland community for more than 70 years.  Our commitment to our veterans, their families and our community has never wavered.  We have given countless dollars back to the McFarland community during our existence. The programs which our Post administers include:
  • Scholarships for graduating high school seniors to attend colleges, universities and technical schools around the country.
  • Assistance to our veterans that were wounded during war or became disabled while serving on active duty, as well as all veterans to be able to bond with one another. Not to mention local veteran aid.
  • Badger Honor Flights
  • Camp American Legion
  • Homeless Women Vets
  • King Veterans Home
  • Local Funeral Honors
  • Soldier Care Packages
  • Take a Vet Fishing
  • VA Hospital Contributions
  • Flags on Main Street
  • Donations to the Police Department
  • Sponsorship of McFarland High School Juniors to attend the American Legion Badger Boys and Badger Girls State.
  • High School Graduation Flags
  • Medal Awards to Indian Mound Middle School
  • Sponsorship of McFarland's American Legion Baseball Team
  • Sponsorship of the local McFarland Boy Scout Troop
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How to Join the Legion Family!

Now that you have reviewed our site and gained some information about the Legion Family we hope that you are interested in joining.

To join the American Legion online click the green button on the right, which will take you to the National Legion website. Select post 534 as the Post you would like to join.

To join the Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of the American Legion click on the Membership tab on the left-hand menu to contact the appropriate commander.

For questions contact Michael Shumway (click name to email) or phone the Legion at (608) 838-3249.