Here's What's Up at The 443

It is with great sorrow that Thomas-Daniels-Hand Post 443 in Sanford regretfully announces that the annual Sanford Memorial Day Parade, scheduled for Monday, May 25, 2020, is canceled.  It is through this event that we remember and honor the fallen men and women of our Armed Forces.  With the outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe, we must honor our fallen service members sacrifice by ensuring the safety of our Midland County citizens.  This pandemic has temporarily taken over our daily routines and comforts, but it can never take away memories, honor, and respect of those service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  By adherence to social distancing guidelines, we can remember our fallen service members and pay our respects to our healthcare workers and first responders that are on the frontlines of this crisis.  

Additionally, the Veterans Memorial Service scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Sanford Museum is also canceled, as are the annual Poppy sales scheduled for May 14 and 15, 2020.  Our concern for public safety is our priority during this time of uncertainty.

Due to the Governor's Executive Order - ALL Events have been CANCELED until further notice.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

New Comedy Night Reservation Policy:  You may reserve a table (for up to 8 people) upon payment for those tickets in advance.  Reservations will be taken until Friday at 8:00 p.m. (24 hours prior to showtime).   Reserved seating will revert to General Admission seating if you are not seated by 7:30 p.m. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. sharp!

We are proud to announce our partnership with the Sanford Historical Society's Sesquicentennial Celebration by hosting The 338th Army Band on Saturday, September 12, 2020 for a FREE community concert.  Watch for details here, or at:

Don't Forget

  1. Bingo every Thursday!  Early Bird begins at 6:30 p.m.  Progressive Jackpots, Charitable Games and more!
  2. Burgers and LIVE music are back every Tuesday 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning September 3rd
  3. S.A.L. Brunch returns every 2nd Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until noon beginning September 8th.  Our famous brunch features a made to order omelet bar and it's only $9.00 per person!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become eligible for membership?

The LEGION ACT is now law!  What does this mean?

The U.S. Congress recognizes that the United States has been involved in war since December 7, 1941.  You may read the entire text of the bill here:  The act outlines all of the conflicts that occurred after World War II.

With the eligibility dates now, those designated as “peacetime” veterans is no longer the case.  The VA keeps track of the number of veterans in each era.  As of September 30, 2018, the veteran population in Michigan designated as peacetime is 157,618.

Sharpen your pencils and fill out those applications, in the era portion of the application, write in “other conflict” until new applications can be produced.

Auxiliary - Spouse of a Legion or S.A.L. member.

Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) -

All male descendants, adopted sons, step-sons of American Legion members are eligible.

Legion Riders - 

A member in good standing of the American Legion, Auxiliary and/or S.A.L.