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NEW HAVEN, CONN (Aug. 21, 2018)—The newly formed American Legion New Haven Post 210, with a roster of mostly student and Post-9/11 wartime veterans, elected their inaugural officers at their August 21, Formational Meeting.

The 2018-19 post officers are: Commander Charles M. Pickett; Vice Commander Thania Rivera; Adjutant/Finance Officer Biancesca 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 new post meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:10 p.m. at the New Haven Elks Lodge #25 (524 State Street, New Haven, CT). Interested veterans can call 203-903-4315 or learn more at

Gearing Up for the Centennial Member Campaign

The American Legion Hamden Post 88 charter that was issued in February 1921 hangs in a place of honor in the post home.

The American Legion will celebrate its 100th anniversary on March 15, 2019. The brand new American Legion New Haven Post 210 wants to celebrate this event with a six-month Centennial Member Campaign–with the goal of signing up 100 wartime veterans as founding members.