Commander's Desk

Commander's Desk

  Greetings to our fellow veterans, their family members and to our community. It is my honor to welcome you to the new official page for the American Legion post 471.

We are looking forward to sharing with everyone events and services we proudly take part of. 

Hey Facebook friends!

You can also LIKE our Boyertown Legion Page Click here

and request to join our American Legion Members only group page  click here

In addition, you will also find updates on the legion and current events. We encourage everyone to read it and also check out our all new website designed by our friends at Media Fusion Technologies!

    In closing I would like to say for over a 100 years the American legion has dedicated itself to helping other veterans, their families, And its community. We will continue to strive everyday to continue that work. Lastly, I would like to thank my fellow board members for giving me this opportunity to serve as commander. I look forward to the coming days as we embark on the journey ahead.

May God Bless the legion, its community and may God Bless the USA. Hoorah !!

Valentine Bartchak
Commander post 471

100% of membership goal Award to Post 0471

100% of membership goal Award to Post 0471

Special announcement.

Hello everyone. Recently I received a letter and a certificate from the national commander. These were sent to me in recognition of our membership reports.

We were recognized in 2021 for maintaining over 90% of our membership and then again in 2022 for achieving 100% of membership goals set forth by national.

Although the commander gets the certificate and recognition, I by no means take all the credit. To achieve a goal such as this, it takes a combined effort by everyone who enjoys the Legion, and what the legion represents. So besides sharing this information with you, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who contribute to The Legion every day in someway, because it’s those little things that are done for events , tournaments, as well as socializing, that catches the attention of others and encourages them to become members themselves.

We should all be proud of knowing that the Charles B Yerger American legion, Post 471, made it to the desk of the national commander who sends us all his congratulations for the Legion‘s achievement. Which in Itself, has
has been a long time coming .

Therefore ,
On behalf of myself and the entire board of directors of Post 471 Thank you. Let the journey continue !!

Valentine Bartchak. Commander, Post 471

Veteran Resources

Veteran Resources

We are here for you!

Click on the resources tab for Local, State, PenDOT and Nation Veterans help and support resources.


Honor a Veteran - Buy a Brick to be placed in the Veteran's Memorial

Honor a Veteran - Buy a Brick to be placed in the Veteran's Memorial

We are so excited to invite you to help be a part of this great event that will honor all our Veterans for years to come.

We installed a new 60 foot high commercial grade flag pole with lights, Honor BEAR display as part of the Boyertown BEAR's program and a Lazored Brick and Stone memorial display that families can buy a BRICK as part of the memorial with family or Friends names that were in the US military! 

This is a great way to honor any Veteran!

Bricks are paid with cash or check to save costs.

You can also double your order and have 1 brick for the memorial and 1 brick for your home.

2 Brick sizes to pick from 

4x8 inch bricks at $40 
8x8 inch bricks are $75

You can click on the link below and print out the order form!

If you have any questions you can call or e-mail or 484-942-8709

Honor Memorial keeps growing!

Honor Memorial keeps growing!

We are very excited about the feedback we are getting about this project that honors Veterans! 

 We already have placed many BRICKS and are always adding to the Memorial!

Thank you for your support

Board of Directors

Flags of the Brave Program

Flags of the Brave Program

Flags of the Brave program!

"This is a great way to honor a Veteran who has passed away."

The Legion fly the casket flag of a Veteran who has passed away for 30 days over the Legion as a way to honor that Veteran.

For more information about this call Commander Valentine Bartchak
at 484-941-3392

We would like to announce that we are honoring the memory of Navy Veteran Kevin Barry as we proudly fly his personal casket American Flag

for the next 30 days as part of our Flags of the Brave program at Post 0471 Boyertown.

For God and Country!

United We Stand Veteran's Benefit Car Show  Moved to Sept 18-2022 from 10am to 2pm

United We Stand Veteran's Benefit Car Show Moved to Sept 18-2022 from 10am to 2pm

Rain date event  
We planning our "United We Stand" Car show in Boyertown Pa. 

Gate opens at 9am,  $15 or more donation to enter

Car show Event is from 10am to 2pm

Awards will be presented at 1:45pm

50/50 raffle, Events and Auctions going on during the day

DJ will be bringing the music!

All profits and proceeds will benefit local Veterans in need! 

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Memorial Day Parade in Boyertown Pa.

Memorial Day Parade in Boyertown Pa.

You are invited to join with members from the Boyertown American Legion and many other area programs to say Thank you to all who have served in our Military!
The Boyertown’s annual Memorial Day parade will begin at the Boyertown High School Monroe Street entrance at 9:00am on Memorial Day.
All people or vehicles entered in the parade must be decorated or themed in a way to honor the USA and Veterans and should be at High School by 8:30 to lineup. Custom Cars, Trucks, Floats, Military vehicles and Veteran Motorcycle clubs are welcome.

All people will be held to a proper code of ethics and safety. No throwing anything like candy from vehicles.
No burnouts or reckless driving will be allowed.

The parade will travel west on Philadelphia Avenue to the Fairview Cemetery for The Memorial Day Service event to Honor those who have Served Our Country.

If You have a question please feel free to message us here or send a e-mail to our Chaplain at
For God and Country

Facbook link

Veteran's Day Nov 11

Veteran's Day Nov 11

Attention Veterans !! The American Legion will be open at 10 am on Veterans Day !
They will have specials all day and Mel’s Famous Ham and Bean homemade soup !! Stop in and God Blessing !
This day is a Time to remember all our Veterans who have served.
Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.
This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.
We celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
So please take time on this day to say Thank you to any Veterans you know!
For God and Country!

United We Stand Shirts!  Did you get yours yet!

United We Stand Shirts! Did you get yours yet!

They are HERE !!!
Check out the new United We Stand Post 471 shirts!!
Stop in during normal hours and gets yours!

We have mens BLUE, BLACK and GREY shirts!

We even have ladies V neck in the Blue, Black and Grey colors!

Veteran's Appreciation Train event in being planned with Colebrookdale Railroad on Nov 13-2022

Veteran's Appreciation Train event in being planned with Colebrookdale Railroad on Nov 13-2022

We are excited to partner with Colebrookdale Railroad to host a very special event to honor Veterans and their families.

We have 180 reserved seats for Veterans and their families to take the special ride on the Colebrookdale train. 

Please contact Chaplain Mark Malizzi at or at 484-942-8709 to request your tickets.

Chaplain's Notes

Chaplain's Notes

Note to all our Veteran's

The Freedom we have today is because of the amazing people of our military units and teams.  People who stood the watch, fought the battle and understand the love and commitment that is needed to provide that Freedom for the people of our country today.

As the Post 0471 Chaplain, please let me personally Thank you and I pray that God may Bless you and Keep you, May He shine His face upon you and give you peace.  
For God and Country!

Chaplain Mark Malizzi