Feb 10 Auxiliary meeting
Feb 11 SAL meeting
Feb 14 Legion meeting
Feb 28 Exec Board
(for info go to EVENTS)
Board of Ed - Sun Feb 14
The Marlborough Board of Education will address the Legion prior to the monthly meeting Sunday, February 14 at noon (at the Post).
This discussion will give residents an opportunity to share their thoughts, concerns, suggestions etc.
All are welcome to attend.
St Patrick's Dinner/Dance
The St Patrick's Pin Ceremony and Dinner/Dance will be held at the Post on Saturday, March 12.
Appetizers (cash bar) at 6:00 PM.
Corned beef dinner at 7:00.
Pin Ceremony for years of service and dancing following the dinner.
$20.00 per person.
All are welcome.
The public is invited to participate in the
round robin setback tournament at the Post on Feb TBA.
Sign-in starts at 6 PM and play begins at 7 PM.
Prizes awarded; snacks and refreshments available.
A $10 donation per player is requested.
For more info, call the Post at 860-295-7810.
Fisherman's Breakfast - April 9th
American Legion Post 197 will host our annual Fisherman's Breakfast at the Legion hall located at 128 East Hampton Rd (Route 66) in Marlborough, Saturday April 9, 4:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
The menu will include eggs (to order), sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, juice, and coffee.
$7.00 per person donation is requested.
All are welcome.
Fishing Derby for Kids
Coming in May - details TBA
Memorial Day Ceremony/Parade
This year's parade/ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30 2016.
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.
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!