About Us

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of American; To maintain the law and order; To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great war; To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation; To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; To make right the master of might; To promote peace and good-will on earth; To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.



The American Legion takes great pride in our representations and our community. It would be an honor to have you join us and and be a part of this fantastic organization.  Of course, members are not the only people who can benefit from our facility. We have beautiful banquet rooms for any occasion you may be planning such as parties, graduations, and weddings.

We also support many Americanism Programs including:

American Legion Baseball

Scholarship Programs

Oratorical Contest Program

Veterans Rehabilitation

Boy Scouts


Gifts for Yanks Who Gave

As a member of the American Legion Post 83, you can help us continue to help these wonderful programs and the community as a whole.  See our Membership Page for more information.

Online historical references to American Legion Post #83;

In the summer of 1920, a silk flag was presented to the Perry Post, No. 83, American Legion, by Mrs. Herbert Farrell. The ceremony took place in the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Farrell at 414 Wayne Street. Pictured from left to right are: Lieut. Commander August Wilhelm, C.H. Richardson, Wesley Till, Norbert Hemmerlein, Lester Tebbutt, Earl Krueger, Post Commander, Norman Gagen, Mrs. Herbert Farrell, Lieut. Claud Zerbe, Lieut. Chester Teasel, Carl Ziegler, Russell Hetrick, and Commodore Robert G. Denig. By 1927 the name of Sandusky’s American Legion Post was changed to the Commodore Denig Post, No. 83.

Commodore Robert G. Denig had a long and successful naval career. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1873. Commodore Denig participated in a military expedition in Mexico in the 1870s, and later served in the Spanish American War. During World War I, Commodore Denig was an inspector of naval war materials. You can read a brief biography of Commodore Robert G. Denig, along with the biographies of several other World War I veterans, in the Erie County Edition, Honor Roll of Ohio, 1917-1918, housed at the Sandusky Library. Inquire at the Reference Services desk for more information on how to find this reference.

This patriotic themed floral mound, sponsored by the Perry Post, No. 83, American Legion, was in the park sometime between 1910 and 1920. In the 1920s, the Perry Post of the American Legion was re-named the Commodore Denig Post, No. 83.  The American Legion was once located on Washington Row in Sandusky.