April 08 Auxiliary meeting
April 09 SAL meeting
April 11 Fisherman's breakfast
April 12 Legion meeting
April 26 Exec board
May 25 Memorial Day Parade
(for info go to EVENTS)
Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony
The Town of Marlborough, in conjunction with American Legion Post 197 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5095, will present the annual Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony on Monday, May 25 at 1:30 PM.
Special guests/speakers will include Representative Gayle Mulligan, Senator Cathy Osten and Marlborough 1st Selectmen Catherine D Gaudinski.
The bands participating will be the RHAM Middle and High School bands, the Colchester Continental Fife and Drum Corps and Ct Valley Field Music.
Some of the marching groups will include Marlborough Volunteer Fire Department, the National Guard, VFW Post 5095, American Legion Post 197, American Legion Auxiliary and SAL, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Marlborough Martial Arts, Marlborough Soccer Club and MYAL.
Kids' Fishing Derby
Sponsored by Post 197, Marlborough
Derby will be held on Emmons Golden Pond East Hampton, Saturday
May 30th (rain or shine) 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
For children up to 12 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.
There will be a setback tournament at the Post April 24.
Registration begins at 6:00 PM.
Play begins at 7:00 PM.
Cruise Night at Valli's - April 25
April 25th - 3:00PM to 8:00PM
In memory of Kenny Fletcher
Muscle cars 'n hotrods
$10 entry fee - spectators free
Proceeds to Fletcher Scholarship Fund
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.
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.
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 and
Cmdr Brian Mensinger for their generous donations to the Post!
The American Legion Auxiliary was honored by the Americans for the Arts with the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award for the Auxiliary’s important work in helping veterans heal through the arts, most notably through the ALA’s co-sponsorship of the annual National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Americans for the Arts presented its prestigious National Arts Awards in New York City.