The William T. Spooner American Legion Post 17 has a long history of supporting veterans in the Lewes Delaware community. Post 17 is the first American Legion Post, in the first town, and in the first state of our country. Since its humble start on September 14, 1945, Post 17 has been a pillar of the community known for its dedication to its members and the surrounding area. Dedicated to community service, American Legion Post 17 is a regular contributor to charity and aid efforts throughout our community. As a patriotic veteran’s organization devoted to mutual helpfulness, it’s the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. Throughout the months, American Legion Post 17 hosts a number of events to support our local veteran population. From lunches and dinners for local military units to providing a safe haven for troops and their families to associate with veterans with the same background and experiences. Post 17 is their home away from home!