March 08 St Patty's dinner/pin ceremony
March 10 Legion meeting
March 12 Auxiliary meeting
March 13 SAL meeting
March 24 Exec Board meeting
March 26 1st District meeting
April 19 Fisherman's breakfast
(for info go to EVENTS)
Donald H Tedford - 60 year member
Commander Bernie Hoyland and Sgt at Arms
Nick Daniolos present Donald H. Tedford
with a 60 year American Legion pin and certificate.
View more photos (click here)
Yellow Ribbon Ceremony - E Hampton
Welcome home the Vets
Sunday, March 30 1PM
1st District Meeting - March 26
American Legion 1st District will hold their
meeting at the Post on Wednesday, March 26
at 6:30 PM.
All members are invited to attend.
Free Concert! (click for details)
Sponsored by the Glastonbury Public Schools’ Music Department
Thursday, March 20, 2014 ♦ 7:30 PM
The Jazz Ambassadors—America's Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form, jazz.
Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group's creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections.
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.
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