News & Events

2019 American Legion New Haven Post 210 Year in Review

AWARDS

  • 7DEC: Founding post member Frank Alvarado inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame, joining fellow post founding member Jack Mordente
  • 11MAR: Awarded Best Senior Military Unit in Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • 15MAR: Three post officers awarded American Legion Pioneer Award (Lori Rasile, Thania Rivera and Biancesca Rivera)
  • 02JULY: Awarded Team 100 Post Excellence Award recognizing membership growth, exposure of American Legion values to the community, and service projects.
  • 02JUL: Awarded 100% Membership Award
  • 02JUL: Awarded 2019 Post Membership Retention Award

EVENTS

  • 30DEC: New Haven Harbor #VetHike
  • 18JAN: Knights of St. Patrick #VetEvent
  • 27JAN: New Haven Harbor #VetHike
  • 15MAR: American Legion Centennial Celebration Dinner. Post recieved permanent charter from state commander as state leadership celebrated the Legion’s centennial with the state’s newest post
  • 26MAY: New Haven Memorial Day Ceremonies (Chaplain Conroy gave prayers at both)
  • 14SEP: New Haven Harbor #VetHike
  • 11NOV: New Haven FREE SOS Breakfast co-organized by Trinity Bar, VFW New Haven Post 12150 and American Legion New Haven Post 210
  • 21NOV: Member Appreciation Dinner (with Jambalaya)

CHARITY

  • DEC: Collected items for Marine Corps. Toys for Tots program.
  • 10MAR: Provided Honor Guard led by Richella Rondon-Smith for combined New Haven Veterans group for Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Team)
  • 25MAY: Cleanup at the V beautification event at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Long Wharf (Rasile)
  • 25MAY: Unserviceable Flag Collection (T. Rivera)
  • 16AUG: Student-Veterans Leadership Sponsorship created for veterans at area colleges (T. Rivera)
  • 18OCT: 2019 New Haven Kick for Nick Night raised $5,648.36 and 600+ soccer balls (Team)
  • 09NOV: Cleanup at the V beautification event at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Long Wharf (Rasile)

SPEAKERS

  • 19SEP: Christine Pittsley, project director at the State Library, was our inaugural post meeting speaker, presenting on the “Digging into History: WWI Trench Restoration” program in Seicheprey, France
  • 17OCT: Jack Mordente, longtime SCSU Veteran Representative was speaker

Successful 2019 Call to Service: Cleanup at the V

NEW HAVEN, CT (Nov. 9, 2019)–About two dozen veterans and friends gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Long Wharf Ave. in New Haven, CT, to beautify the five war monuments facing New Haven Harbor.

Thank you to the City of New Haven for providing mums, trash bags, rakes and for taking great care of the V year-round. Elements of the Yale Veterans Network, the American Legion New Haven Post 210, the National Veterans Council for Legal Redress (NVCLR), the SCSU Veterans Association, and the VFW New Haven Post 12150 contributed to the clean-up.

Additional thanks for Chairman Lori Rasile of the Americanism Committee of the American Legion New Haven Post 210 for organizing this twice-annual beautification event.