Pauline “Paula” (Pitts) Kunde, age 90, of Backus, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2022, at Birchview Gardens Assisted Living in Hackensack. She was born on January 30, 1932, and on January 2, 1952, Paula was united in marriage to Paul Kunde in Albany, Georgia.  The Legion Family miss both Paul and Paula as they, for so many years, have been great support to the community and the Backus Legion. Services will be 10 AM on Wednesday, August 17, at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Following the service, burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Backus, followed by a reception at the Backus American Legion. Read they full obituary

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The Backus Legion along with its charitable gaming partner Willards Saloon recently made a donation to the Walker American Legion Riders (ALR) for their annual "Ride for Vets" event. Pictured is Backus Legion Commander, Brad Taylor, who is also a Walker ALR Asst. Director - presenting the Walker ALR Director, Steve Hoopman, with a $1,000.00 donation outside the Backus Legion.

Backus American Legion Auxiliary

Cornfest 2022 Raffle, $1.00 !

Drawing to be held at the Legion on Sunday, August 14th @ 5:30pm

Tickets are available at the Legion & from Legion Auxiliary members.

Winners need not be present to win and will be post on this website.

Check out the prizes!

10'x10' Tiki AIM Gazebo (Godfrey's)

$150 Gift Certificate & Couples Sweatshirts (Willards)

12 Yards Class 5 (Schrupp Excavating)

12 Yards Class 5 (Legion Auxiliary)

Big Horn 24" Ranch Fire Pit w/cooking grate (Auxiliary)

$50 Gift Certificate (Hwy 371 Liquor Locker)

$50 Gift Certificate (Family Market, Pine River)

Oil Change (B&L Automotive)

$30 Gift Certificate (Backus Locker)

Four (4) Backus Auxiliary Breakfasts

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2022 Visitors Guide

Backus American Legion’s Charitable Gaming Operation Report for Calendar Year 2021 

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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.

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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.


The Backus American Legion Post, Son's of the American Legion (SAL) and Legion Auxiliary presented 2021 Scholarships to Pine River-Backus High School recipients. The Legion Post provide 14 scholarships at $1,000 each. The SAL provided two $1,000. scholarships and the Legion Auxiliary provided two $500 scholarships! Presiding over the presentations is Judy Deibel, Auxiliary President along with Past Post Commander, Gene Gagnon and Jim Bartholomay, SAL Commander.


On November 11th, 2021 the Backus American Legion participated in the Pine River-Backus (PRB) School Veterans Day assembly in the PRB performance gym. This Backus Legion then proceeded to the Foothills Christian Academy in Backus to participate in their Veterans Day program!

2020: The Eagles Healing Nest where Backus Legion Members serve lunch to all participants and veterans.  Sue Kostka of the Backus Legion Auxiliary Unit is shown serving lunch.


2021: 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.

Regular Scheduled Events

Open Daily at Noon

Happy Hour / Mon-Thurs / 4-6pm

Friday Meat Raffle - 5:30pm

Saturday Meat Raffle - 6:30pm

Bar Bingo / Tuesdays / 6pm

E-Bingo (see calendar)

Pull Tabs and E-Tabs Always Available

Progressive Jackpot Trivia, Wed, 7pm

Dances (see calendar)


4th Monday of each Month

Legion Auxiliary, 7pm

Legion SAL, 7pm

Legion Membership, 7:30pm

(No SAL/ALA meetings in December)