HISTORY of American Legion Post 50
American Legion Post 50 of Peachtree City
was orginally chartered as Post 50 of College Park, GA
On November 12 1931, nineteen (19) Veterans met with a Department of Georgia representative for the purpose of discussing a plan for organizing an American Legion Post in College Park, Georgia. This meeting was held at the home of one of these men.
Those present were asked to serve as a membership committee and canvas all ex-servicemen for membership and meet with them. A letter was authorized to be written to all ex-servicemen in this community inviting them to the next meeting, to be held November 19th, 1931 at the old City Hall, College Park, Georgia.
Those founding members voted to name the post in honor of the only known WWI casualties from College Park, and Post 50 would henceforth be known as the "Lyle- Brewster" post. Dues were set at $3.00 per year. A rousing vote of appreciation was given to the organizers for their work in organizing the first American Legion Post in College Park, GA.
Sergeant Douglas Conley Lyle, 21 years of age, was killed near Nance, France July 11th, 1918. He was the father of a six weeks old baby when he was killed. 1LT Eldon Foote Brewster, 22 years of age, was killed on July 18th, 1918. Both of these young men were members of outstanding families in College Park.
Application for a 'permanent' Charter was made August 18th, 1936. There were 30 Charter members at this time. The Charter for American Legion Auxiliary Unit 50 was signed on November 23rd, 1935. The first American Legion Post 50 Home was completed January 4th, 1940, the date the first meeting was held. This remained until another College Park property was purchased with the 1st property being sold to the City of College Park.
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Lyle-Brewster Post 50 moved to Peachtree City in the 90's and wear they were co-located with the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wings at their Hangar, on the Peachtree City Airport property until the end of 2021 when they moved to a new location within Peachtree City.
Currently, Post 50 is renting space from the City of Peachtree City at their Fredrick Brown Amphitheater area. The post has rented the whole basement floor of the ticket office building along with some other space and has moved into their new home.
The post continues to hope to find and purchase a post home of their own but until then we are a vibrate post serving veterans in Peachtree City and Fayette county. Come join us.
Peachtree City has been the home for Post 50 for over 25 years.