Nov 08 Legion meeting
Nov 08 Vets Day Ceremony
Nov 11 Auxiliary meeting
Nov 12 SAL meeting
Nov 22 Exec Board 11:00
Nov 22 Thanksgiving dinner for seniors
Nov 27 Setback tournament
(for info go to EVENTS)
Exec Board Meeting
The Exec Board will meet Sunday,
November 22 at 11:00 AM.
Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors
This year's dinner for seniors will be
held November 22, 1:00 PM.
Seniors can reserve by calling the Post
Setback Tournament, Nov 27
There will be a setback tournament at the Post
on Saturday, November 27 7:00 PM.
All are invited to participate.
Raffle tickets are now on sale at the Post.
Tickets are $10.00.
1st prize - $500.00 gift card to Stop & Shop.
2nd prize - $200.00 gift card to Food Bag.
Post Hall Rentals
The hall at the Post is available to rent for
members and to the public.
It is ideal for parties, dinners, dances etc.
The hall holds 210 people, and can be decorated. Also, a private bar is available.
If you are interested in renting the hall for an event, contact the Post at 860-295-7810.
From the Commander:
I had the privilege of attending a Veterans' Ceremony Nov 8 at the Marlborough Health & Rehab Center.
Gary York, Jim Dwyer and myself comprised the Color Guard.
Ray Theobald was the acting Chaplain and Fred Schluntz was one of the guest speakers. Most of the attendees were WWII veterans and they all seemed to be in good spirits. We were all happy to represent the members of our Post and wish these vets well.
At this time I would like to thank all our members for their service and wish them all well.
Keron Flannery, Post 197 Commander
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.
from the National Cmdr (pdf)
Monday, May 25 2015
Kate Smith sings God Bless America
(click to play)
The time was 1940. America was still in a terrible economic depression. Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we'd have to go to war. It was a time of hardship and worry for most Americans.
This was the era just before TV, when radio shows were HUGE, and American families sat around their radios in the
evenings, listening to their favorite entertainers, and no entertainer of that era was bigger than Kate Smith.
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Membership Eligibility Requirements:
December 7, 1941 to Dec 31, 1946 (WW II)
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
Aug 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
Dec 20, 1989 to Jan 31, 1990 (Just Cause - Panama)
August 2, 1990 to today (Op Desert Shield/Storm)
Vets' Day Ceremony was held Nov. 9, at the Post.
May 17, 2014
The Ultimate Sacrifice:
A Memorial Day Poem
We set aside Memorial Day
Each and every year
To honor those who gave their lives
Defending what we hold dear.
In all the dark and deadly wars,
Their graves prove and remind us,
Our brave Americans gave their all
To put danger far behind us.
They made the ultimate sacrifice
Fighting for the American way;
We admire them and respect them
On every Memorial Day.
By Joanna Fuchs
A big thank you to the SAL and
Cmdr Brian Mensinger for their generous donations to the Post!
The American Legion Auxiliary was honored by the Americans for the Arts with the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award for the Auxiliary’s important work in helping veterans heal through the arts, most notably through the ALA’s co-sponsorship of the annual National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Americans for the Arts presented its prestigious National Arts Awards in New York City.