Memorial Day, 2013

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

​Veteran's Memorial Dedication, 2014

War Memorial Veteran's Building, SF

2nd Annual Veteran's Film Festival

Mission Cultural Center, 2013

  Veteran's Affairs & Rehabilitation

            National Security

                      Americanism

                                 Children & Youth

Our Namesake: Cesar E. Chavez






Cesar Chavez (born César Estrada Chávez, (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW).


A Mexican American, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his tactics had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida. However, by the mid-1980s membership in the UFW had dwindled to around 15,000.


​After his death he became a major historical icon for the Latino community, organized labor, and liberal movement, symbolizing support for workers and for Hispanic power based on grass roots organizing and his slogan "Sí, se puede" (Spanish for "Yes, one can" or, roughly, "Yes, it can be done"). His supporters say his work led to numerous improvements for union laborers. His birthday, March 31, has become Cesar Chavez Day, a state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas.








Who We Are:The Mission ofPost 505


Established in the early fall of 2012 by Eduardo "Eddie" Ramirez, Post 505 has emerged as one which is grounded in the community and dedicated to the mission that was the basis of its founding:

  • Assist Veterans in obtaining all benefits they have earned to include Housing, Education, Health Care, Employment and Legal Services
  • Continue to serve by becoming involved in community initiatives, whether organic or inorganic to our post
  • Remain visible and vigilant while creating awareness of the pervasive issues that veterans of all ages face
  • Resurrect the perception and image of veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Maintain the guidelines and edicts set forth in the Preamble of the Constitution of the American Legion and in the four pillars that support the structure


The American Legion:A Brief History


The American Legion is a social and mutual-aid veterans' organization including members of the United States armed forces. The organization was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after World War I, and was later chartered as an official American patriotic society under Title 36 of the United States Code. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and also has offices in Washington, DC. The group has nearly 3 million members in over 14,000 Posts worldwide.


In addition to organizing commemorative events and volunteer veteran support activities, the American Legion is active in issue-oriented U.S. politics. Its primary political activity is lobbying on behalf of the interests of veterans and service members, including support for veterans benefits such as pensions and the Veterans Affairs hospital system.