Sep 09 Aux meeting
Sep 10 SAL meeting
Sep 13 Legion meeting
Sep 27 Exec Board
(for info go to EVENTS)
Summer Music Jam
To benefit the Fisher House Foundation
Saturday, August 29 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
at the Moodus Sportsman's Club
Tickets available at the Moodus Pkg Store
and Legion Post 156
VFW 5095 Lobster Fest
Saturday, September 12
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
At VFW, 20 N Maple St. East Hampton
Lobster or Steak plus steamers, chowder, corn
Limited number of tickets available
Contact VFW at 860-267-8837 for info
Haddam Neck Fair
Haddam Neck, Connecticut
September 4 - 7, 2015
Hebron Harvest Fair
Sept 10-13 2015
The BIG E
Sep 18 - Oct 4
Coming to the Post October 17.
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.
Dear Legion Family Members and Friends,
Throughout the year, we reflect back to the brothers and sisters we have lost while they served our nation in uniform. For many of us, especially at this time of the year, the memories come flooding back.
Perhaps our thoughts turn to a buddy with whom we served. Or a parent we only saw in photographs. For the Post-9/11 generation, Memorial Day may represent a friend who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our nation in the war on terrorism.
No matter our relationships to these heroes, we are indebted to them and their families every day of the year. With Memorial Day just around the corner, these individuals fill our hearts and minds. As Legionnaires, we serve our fellow veterans, military personnel, families and communities in tribute to our fallen.
We do this every day, but Memorial Day represents a time when all patriotic Americans join us in solemn tribute. Amid the somber services and tearful remembrances, we share our sense of pride, under the flag of our nation, signaling to the world the lengths to which we will go for the causes of freedom, liberty and democracy.
To The American Legion Family, it is up to us to remind all Americans that freedom is not free. There is a price for the liberties we enjoy. It is indeed more than a time for barbecues, picnics and mattress sales. It is like no other three-day weekend.
No matter your plans, or those of your friends and neighbors, I encourage you to lead or participate in remembrance and ceremonies in your communities at this time. Help your Legion post, Auxiliary unit or Sons squadron honor the fallen.
We can never, ever forget them.
For God and Country,
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.