"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

Hackensack Paws+Claws

Veterans Memorial Dedication Event, 12 June 2021

The Backus American Legion Post Honor Guard led ceremonial dedication events of flag raising and a gun salute for the dedication of the new Veterans Memorial  located outside the main entrance of Paws+Claws.  The Hackensack Legion honor  guard provided support as well as the Walker American Legion Riders who arrived  on motorcycles with flags flying. Generous donations to make this Veterans Memorial possible are:  American Legion Posts 202 (Hackensack), Post 134 (Walker),  Post 368 (Backus) and the Legion Auxiliary Units from each post. The Walker American Legion Riders, Walker Rotary Club, VFW Post 772, Anderson-Black Auxiliary Unit 462 and Betty Thomas.












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 - Memorial Day address, May 2021

Pastor John Rister of the Backus Church of the Nazarene delivered 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 Praise Team from the Backus Nazarene church provided a selection of patriotic songs during the services. Backus Legion members laid flags at all the veteran grave sites in special recognition of their sacrifices.
















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.


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.


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.

The Eagles Healing Nest where the Auxiliary is shown donating $500. The May 2021 Event  sponsored by the Legion and hosted at Tuck A Way resort. Presenting the check is Mel Taylor, Treasurer of the Auxiliary Unit.

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 to 11pm

Happy Hour / Mon-Thurs / 4-6pm

Friday Meat Raffle - 5:30pm

Saturday Summer Meat Raffle - 6:30pm

Bar Bingo / Tuesdays / 6pm

Electronic Pull Tabs Always Available

Progressive Jackpot Trivia, Wed, 7pm

Tri-Wheel, 5pm Fri & 6:30p Saturday 


4th Monday of each Month

Legion Auxiliary, 7pm

Legion SAL, 7pm

Legion Membership, 7:30pm

(No SAL/ALA meetings in December)