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Gearing Up for the Centennial Charter 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 Charter Member Campaign–with the goal of signing up 100 wartime veterans as founding members who’s names will appear on the permanent-post charter.

AMERICAN LEGION NEW HAVEN ANNOUNCES FORMATIONAL MEETING FOR VETERAN POST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CALENDAR, LOCAL BRIEFS
CONTACT: Charles M. Pickett, 203-903-4315

NEW VETERAN GROUP FORMING: Get on the ground floor of a new American Legion post organizing in New Haven. Attend the Formational Meeting, 7:10 p.m. Aug. 21, Elks Lodge #25, 524 State St., Charles M. Pickett, 203-903-4315, veterans@newhavenlegion.org.

NEW HAVEN—The American Legion post organizing in New Haven will hold a Formational Meeting at 7:10 p.m., Aug. 21 at the New Haven Elks Lodge #25, at 524 State St. All veterans who have honorably served their country during a time of war are invited to make history and help build a “new century” Legion post from the ground up.

Co-organizer Charles M. Pickett said four Post-9/11 veterans came together earlier this year and held a series of informational meetings to gage interest, recruit veterans, and learn about the American Legion. Aside from attending the Formational Meeting, interested veterans can learn about the new post at NewHavenLegion.org, on Facebook @NewHavenLegion210, or call 203-903-4315.

PHOTO: Local Post-9/11 veterans and organizers Thania Rivera, Charles M. Pickett, Britt Conroy, and Biancesca Rivera are forming a new American Legion post in New Haven.

The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization with 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in nearly every community in America.

Formational Meeting Invite

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