Aug 09 Boat Parade, E Hampton
Aug 16 Fireworks, E Hampton
Aug 24 Marlborough Day, Blish Park
Aug 25 Exec Board Meeting
Aug 29 through Sep 1, Haddam Neck Fair
Sep 04 through Sep 7, Hebron Fair
Sep 08 Legion Meeting
Sep 10 Auxiliary Meeting
Sep 11 SAL Meeting
Sep 22 Exec Board Meeting
(for info go to EVENTS)
(click to view pdf)
Ceromony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags
Post 197 conducted a Flag Disposal Ceremony Saturday, July 26.
All unserviceable flags were disposed of following American Legion protocol.
If you have a damaged American flag you can drop it off at the Post and it will be destroyed in an approved manner.
Eagle Scout Robert Bates (of Troop 39, Marlborough) presents unserviceable flag to Past Cmdr Gary York during ceremony.
Show Boat Parade
The East Hampton Friends of Lake Pocotopaug, Inc. invite everyone to enjoy the Show Boat Parade Saturday, Aug. 9 beginning at 2 p.m. (click for more info)
East Hampton Fireworks - Aug 16
EHVFD will host their annual fireworks
August 16 at 9:00 PM
at the E Hampton Middle School
Marlborough Day - Sunday Aug. 24
(click for details)
Haddam Neck Fair, Aug 29-Sep 1
(click for details)
SAL 25th Anniversary Filet Mignon Dinner and Pin Ceremony
The Sons of Legion Post 197, Marlborough will host their annual Filet Mignon Dinner/Dance on Saturday, October 11. The event will be held in the dining room at the Post home, Route 66, Marlborough. Tickets are $24.99 and all proceeds will benefit local charities (including the Marlborough Food Bank). The price will include appetizers, dinner and a live band. Tickets are available at the Post or for more info call the Post at 860-295-7810.
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.
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.
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)
Hebron Fair Sept 4-7
(click for details)
Vets' Day Ceremony was held
Nov. 10, 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