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COVID-CANCELED: 2020 Veterans Day FREE SOS Breakfast

9NOV2020 COVID-CANCELED: The New Haven 2020 Veterans Day FREE SOS Breakfast has been canceled due to COVID-19 exposure and subsequent deep cleaning of Trinity Bar & Restaurant.

RSVP FOR FREE VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST

Celebrate Veterans Day with FREE coffee and a serving of creamed beef on a biscuit or sausage patty and seasoned home fries at Trinity Bar & Restaurant

Subject to COVID-19 guidance, Celebrate Veterans Day 2020 with a FREE coffee and serving of creamed beef on a biscuit at the Trinity Bar & Restaurant on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by the VFW New Haven Post 12150, the American Legion New Haven Post 210, and the Trinity Bar & Restaurant, the SOS breakfast will honor our military veterans by offering them a serving of the popular military breakfast staple, free of charge.

Celebrated Trinity Chef and Co-Owner Shane Carty and Master Sgt. Frank Alvarado (Ret), will prepare the SOS gravy based on the 1942 edition of The Army Cook (TM 10-405). Because of COVID-19 guidance, the offer is limited but open to military veterans, current service members, and cadets (especially at UNH, Yale, and Hillhouse High School JROTC).

Additionally, veterans and citizens are invited to attend the New Haven City Veterans Day Ceremonies at 11:00 a.m. at New Haven City Hall (165 Church St, New Haven, CT 06510) with a subsequent wreath-laying ceremony at the Great War Flagpole on the Green.

2020 Memorial Day Sunday Wreath Laying (COVID-19)

NEW HAVEN, CONN. (May 24, 2020)–Images from downsized 2020 Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Long Wharf and the Great War Flagpole on the New Haven Green. Members of the New Haven Mayor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee were able to adhere to mandated social distancing and mask requirements during the 2020 global coronavirus pandemic.

American Legion New Haven Post 210 Elects 2020 Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOCAL NEWS, LOCAL BRIEFS 

NEW HAVEN, CONN (May 21, 2020)—The American Legion New Haven Post 210 has elected their new post officers as they enter their second year of existence.

The 2020-21 post officers are: Commander/Adjutant Charles M. Pickett; Vice Commander Biancesca Rivera; Junior Vice Commander Dean Moore; Finance Officer Thania Rivera; and Chaplain Britt Conroy. Erin F. Murphy was appointed the service officer, as was Lori Rasile as Americanism chairperson.

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the U.S. through diverse programs and member benefits.

The young post, having chartered on December 20, 2018, meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:10 p.m. at the Knights of St. Patrick (1533 State Street, New Haven, CT) when there isn’t a global pandemic. Interested veterans can call 203-903-4315 or learn more at NewHavenLegion.org.

2020 Battle of Seicheprey Dinner

UPDATE: THE 2020 BATTLE OF SEICHEPREY DINNER HAS BEEN COVID-19 CANCELED (20MARCH2020)

Join the American Legion New Haven Post 210 for a charity fundraiser and commemoration of Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry Regiment World War I battle in Seicheprey, France.

All proceeds from the April 18, 2020 dinner at Trinity Bar & Restaurant (TheTrinityBar.com) benefit Post 210 and Digging Into History: WWI Trench Restoration—a community service trip to France for Connecticut high school students to restore a section of trench and honor the service and sacrifice of American troops in the Great War.

Michael E. Shay, author of the Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest Tradition and three other books on the YD will be our featured speaker.

Celebrated Chef and Trinity Co-Owner Shane Carty is providing hors d’oeuvres in the banquet room after 6 p.m.; a buffet dinner of roast beef, chicken marsala, vegetarian lasagna, and Carty’s signature Shepherd’s Pie at 7 p.m.; and desert and coffee. There will be raffles and a dedicated cash bar.

Seating is limited and advanced $40.00 tickets are required for this exclusive fundraising event, which may be purchased from American Legion New Haven Post 210 organizers (Venmo: @CharlesPickett) or online at Legion.Eventbrite.com.

The Battle of Seicheprey Dinner is a social function of a military nature being held after retreat. Military comrades are requested to wear their Blues & Grays with medals (but not caps) and authorized veterans and service members may wear their dress uniforms.

The dinner will commemorate the 1918 battle where the newly-arrived soldiers of Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry Regiment of the U.S. 26th Infantry Division (the Yankee Division), beat back raiding German Stormtroopers in one of America’s earliest World War I engagements in France. Centered on the southern edge of the St. Mihiel Salient, the fighting culminated in desperate hand-to-hand combat, resulting in 81 Americans dead, 402 wounded, 197 taken prisoner and the destruction of the hamlet of Seicheprey.

Why Post 200 Legionnaires Should Choose Connecticut Post 210

Having just chartered in 2018, why should veterans choose to join the American Legion New Haven Post 210 in Connecticut?

By Charles M. Pickett

We don’t have a building. We don’t have a bar. We’re one of the smallest American Legion posts in Connecticut.

However, 75% of our members are Post-9/11 veterans. Four of our five post officers are female and are either in college or have a masters degree. What we lack in property we exceed in potential. We are diverse, we are different, and we are what the current US military looks like.

  1. We are growing, rapidly.
  2. Our dues are $32.00 vs $45.00 for Post 200.
  3. Post members get vital and local emails about veteran-focused events, discounts, and services. Post 200 just gets the national magazine.
  4. Social events typically every-other month with meetings every month.
  5. Community involvement including the Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies and marching in the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March (we won the best Senior Military Unit in 2019).
  6. Twice-annual war memorial beautifications.
  7. Pre-Memorial Day Unserviceable Flag Collections.
  8. Donate to veteran-focused organizations.
  9. Co-Organize the annual New Haven Kick for Nick Night, a Connecticut-based, Gold Star family foundation that honors the dream of a fallen Soldier by collecting and distributing soccer balls to underprivileged children worldwide.
  10. We’re figuring all this American Legion stuff out and having fun while doing it.

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