CARL E. STITT POST 232 HISTORY
The decision to organize an American Legion post resulted from the conclusion of these veterans that the American Legion was the representative veterans' organization in this country. That conclusion has been proven true as today the American Legion is the largest wartime veterans' organization with nearly 15,000 local Posts throughout America and over 3 million members who care about America, veterans, their families and our nation's youth.
On February 10, 1933 Carl E. Stitt Post No. 232 received its Charter in the American Legion. At the time the Post was chartered, all of the members worked for the Gas Company and therefore it was deemed to be a closed membership Post.
While the Post grew, more space was needed, and the property on Meyers was sold and a building was purchased on Grand River near Schaefer. We stayed there until 1969, when the State of Michigan took over the property to build an off ramp for the I-96 Jefferies Freeway. A committee of Post members was formed to find a piece of property and to get financing for a new post. As a result of their hard work, we are able to enjoy ourselves in a fine building which encompasses a Club Room and a fine Hall (for rent).