"During this challenging time, the Backus Legion focus is on continued service and support for our members, customers, our employees and the local community. We have successfully worked to avoid major disruptions caused by COVID-19 and will continue to closely monitor and assess the evolving situation." Bill Taylor, Commander

Community Donations!

Backus American Legion Charitable Gaming Partnership donates $10,000.00 to the Cass Country Fair

and $5,000.00 to the Pine River Fire Department.  Click Here to learn more!

Pastor John Rister of the Backus Church of the Nazarene to deliver the Memorial Day address

Pastor John Rister of the Backus Church of the Nazarene will deliver the Memorial Day address at Backus and Ponto Lake cemeteries conducted by the Backus American Legion, Auxiliary Unit and Sons of the American Legion.  The Backus Legion tribute to deceased veterans will include music by the Praise Team of the Nazarene Church, the address by Pastor Rister, a tolling of the bell for community members deceased in the past year, a color guard rifle salute and the playing of taps.  Backus services will begin at 10am at Evergreen Cemetery, and the Ponto Lake service will follow the conclusion of the Backus memorial at approximately 11am. Both on Monday, May 31st. In event of bad weather, services will be moved to the Legion clubrooms in Backus and Ponto Lake Town Hall.


Friends of Youth Benefit Golf.  Tianna Country Club, Walker MN

June 13th, 2021. 4-Person Team Scramble. Cash Prizes, Awards, Free Lunch. 22 Teams Needed. 

Click ->HERE<- to download the Flyer / Registration Form

Election Notice:

Elections for the 2021-2022 officers will be held on May 24th at our monthly meetings of the Post, SAL and Auxiliary. Members wishing to run or nominate an individual for office need to make notice or nominations at the April meetings; however, nominations will be accepted up to voting time at the May meeting. Elections will be for Officers of the Legion Post, SAL, and Auxiliary. All votes must be cast in person at the May meeting. See the About page for a list of positions. Use the website email icon to submit nominations to Doug Tuchtenhagen, or contact Doug directly.



At the Backus American Legion we are raising funds and promoting initiatives to support Veterans and to enhance the well-being of their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.

American Flags

Ways We Help and Have Fun!

The Backus American Legion is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do within our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at fulfilling service and social agendas that help solve some of our areas challenges. We strive to create opportunities for individuals and communities, and have fun in doing so.

Bill Taylor, Commander of the Backus American Legion presented Pine River-Backus Schools with a check for $10,000 for scholarships.  In addition, Forty $25 Family Market gift cards were also presented for The Tigers Den. 

Pictured:   Bill Taylor, Commander of the Backus American Legion; and, Malay Sian, Counselor at Pine River-Backus High School.

The Backus American Legion, Son's of the American Legion presented a $2,000.00 check to Mary Sigan, PRB High School Counselor.  Presenting the check is SAL Commander Jim Bartholomay and SAL Treasurer, John Wieber.  This donation will be used for scholarships for the class of 2021.

The Eagles Healing Nest where the Auxiliary is shown donating $1000. The Event is sponsored by the Legion and hosted at Tuck A Way resort. Presenting the check is Judy Deibel, President of the Backus American Legion Auxiliary.

Regular Scheduled Events

Open Daily at Noon to 11pm

Happy Hour / Mon-Thurs / 4-6pm

Friday Meat Raffle - 5:30pm

Bar Bingo / Tuesdays / 6pm

Electronic Pull Tabs Always Available

Progressive Jackpot Trivia, Wed, 7pm

New! Tri-Wheel, 5pm Fridays 


4th Monday of each Month

Legion Auxiliary, 7pm

Legion SAL, 7pm

Legion Membership, 7:30pm

(No SAL/ALA meetings in December)