INDIO – The Herman Granados American Legion Post 739 is set to welcome veterans and visitors back to the Indio post with a new and smooth parking lot.
Members of American Legion Post 739 are proud of the improvement project, which comes after five years of their fundraising efforts and donations from the community. Prior to this project, the parking lot was in deteriorated shape, severely cracked and full of potholes. The parking lot had last been restored 20 years ago.
On Monday evening, October 17, the American Legion Post will hold a car show. Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, who contributed significant county funding from his community improvement designation Veterans Services Initiative funds to support the repair of the parking lot, will make a special presentation at 5 p.m.
The American Legion is located in Indio at 44-200 Sun Gold Street. Media are welcome to the event, and everyone is invited to see the cars and support the post that will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs to support their programs.
“The Herman Granados American Legion Post 739 in Indio is one of our outstanding veterans service organizations in the Coachella Valley, enriching our community with programs and services and enhancing the well-being of veterans and their families,” said Supervisor Perez. “Its hall is home to several more veterans service organizations that meet there, as well as families who hold special occasions there. I am glad we were able to help support this project, which makes this more accessible and welcoming to veterans and guests, and I appreciate the hard work of everyone involved to make this improvement possible.”
The American Legion Post 739 was founded by veterans of World War I and World War II in 1947. The post is named in honor of Herman R. Granados, a graduate of Coachella Valley High School who was killed in action in World War II, the first service member from the Coachella Valley to perish in military service to our nation. The American Legion’s present building was completed in 1964, and dedicated by former President and Coachella Valley resident Dwight D. Eisenhower and Juanita Rodarte, mother of Herman Granados.
Steve Waggoner, Commander of the Herman Granados American Legion Post 739 in Indio, stated, “Thank you to the community support and all the people who have helped make this possible. We welcome the community to any of the social events we are having, and to come join us for Monday night burgers and hot dogs (5-7 p.m.) and taco Thursdays (5-7 p.m.).”
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.