April 09 Auxiliary meeting
April 10 SAL meeting
April 14 Legion meeting
April 19 Fisherman's breakfast
April 28 Exec Board
May 10 Benefit Luau
May 17 Ken Fletcher Bike Run
May 18 Kids' Fishing Derby
May 26 Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony
June 14 Flag Day Ceremony at VFW
(for info go to EVENTS)
Welcome home Kurt Schluntz
Kurt Schluntz, who recently returned from
Afghanistan, was welcomed home by friends and family at a yellow ribbon ceremony in E Hampton Sunday.
American Warrior Day of Honor
to fly Vets to DC Saturday, April 26
(click to view pdf)
Hiring Our Heroes - April 16
Hiring Our Heroes is partnering with the public, private, and non-profit sectors to develop customized employment workshops for our nation’s veterans, military spouses, and transitioning servicemembers. Through providing these groups with comprehensive presentations, one-on-one mentoring, and career-focused tools, Hiring Our Heroes Employment Workshops aim to ease their transition and enhance their employability.
College gives special deal to Connecticut Legionnaires
(click for info. pdf)
Fisherman's Breakfast - April 19
American Legion Post 197 will host it's annual Fisherman's Breakfast at the Post home Saturday April 19, 4:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
The menu will include eggs (to order), sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, juice, and coffee.
$6.00 per person donation.
All are welcome.
Kids' Fishing Derby
Sponsored by Post 197, Marlborough
Derby will be held on Emmons Golden Pond East Hampton
May 18th (rain or shine) 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
For children up to 14 years of age (child must be accompanied by an adult).
$10.00 per pole, 3 fish limit. Tickets available at the Post Home, 128 East Hampton Rd, Marlborough (Rt. 66) or call 860-295-7810 for information.
Catch a tagged fish and win a prize!
Hot dogs, hamburgers, and soda will be available.
Also, worms will be sold at the site.
Eagle Court of Honor
Chris Malenich, Tyler Neary, Andrew Raymond were presented with American Legion achievement certificates by Commander Bernie Hoyland at a recent ceremony in Marlborough. The three scouts were promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout.
Ken Fletcher Bike Run
This year's bike (poker) run will be held
May 17th at the Post.
$20.00 per participant - proceeds to benefit
For more info contact the Post at 860-295-7810.
Benefit Luau - May 10
At the Post, Sat. May 10 2-8 PM
Proceeds to benefit AFC Jennifer Rittman
Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Kabobs of pork and chicken will be served.
(click to view/print pdf)
(click to view pdf)
American Legion Post197
(from the Commander)
Hello and welcome to the American Legion
Post 197 Web Site.
I took the job as Commander of Post 197, not to be nice or sociable, but to see if my officers and I could get the Post back in a good operating position.
I guess we have failed! This is your Post - our Post, but we cannot survive without member participation.
We need members to get involved in the Post.
We also need members who will step up two nights a month and become officers and attend meetings.
All I can say is that without our members' (Legion, Aux, SAL) help we cannot survive!
Please support our canteen (and your guests are welcome) and participate at American Legion, Post 197.
Thank you, and I am looking forward to an improved Post in 2014.
Bernie Hoyland, Commander Post 197
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.
Monday, May 26 2014
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.
American Legion Meetings
At a recent meeting, members of Post 197 voted to change their meetings from Sunday to Monday:
American Legion meeting - 2nd Monday 7PM
Exec Board meeting - 4th Monday 7PM
If you are interested in
becoming a member, fill
out the form on the
"Contact Us" page and
indicate in the Comment
section that you are
interested. You will be
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)