May 30 Memorial Day parade
June 08 Auxiliary meeting
June 09 SAL meeting
June 12 Legion meeting
June 26 Eec Board
(for info go to EVENTS)
The public is invited to participate in the
round robin setback tournament at the Post on Saturday, June 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.
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.
Lakefront property for sale
Located at Lake Terramuggus, Marlborough Ct.
Call JD at 860-718-5281 for info.
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 30 2016
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