Oct 27 Exec Board
Nov 09 Vets' Day Ceremony
Nov 10 Legion meeting
Nov 12 Auxiliary meeting
Nov 13 SAL meeting
Nov 22 AL party
Nov 23 Seniors' Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 24 Exec Board
(for info go to EVENTS)
Veterans' Day Ceremony
This year's Veterans' Day Ceremony
will be held at the Post on Sunday, Nov 9
at 1:30 PM.
All are welcome to attend.
Benefit Dance, Nov 22
On Saturday November 22 the Post will
host a holiday season dance at the Post,
Rt. 66, Marlborough.
Dance to a live band, snacks and raffles from
8:00 PM to midnight.
$10.00 per person.
All are welcome to attend.
Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors
The annual Seniors' Thanksgiving dinner
will be hosted at the Post on Sunday,
Nov 23 at 1:00 PM.
Those interested in attending can call the
Post at 860-295-7810 to reserve.
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.
Pumpkintown is open everyday from Sept 20th thru Halloween (click for details)
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)
Vote, Nov. 4
Vets' Day Ceremony will be 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 for
their generous donation to the Post!