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AMERICAN LEGION POST FORMING IN NEW HAVEN ANNOUNCES INFORMATIONAL MEETING

The “new century” post seeks to honor 100 years of Legion service, while continuing the mission of the largest veterans service organization in America.

NEW HAVEN, CONN (JAN. 28, 2018)—Organizers of a proposed American Legion post in New Haven, Connecticut are holding an informal informational meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:10 p.m. at the New Haven Elks Lodge 25 (524 State St., New Haven, CT 06511).

Organized by Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and University of Connecticut (UConn) alumni and Post-9/11 veterans, the meeting is designed to reach out to fellow veterans, gage interest, recruit members, and promote the proposed post in person and online at NewHavenLegion.org and on Facebook @NewHavenLegion210.

Co-Organizer Charles M. Pickett said New Haven used to have five American Legion posts but there are currently no open posts in the Elm City for wartime veterans. The meeting is open to interested veterans who may not have considered the benefits of joining a veteran service organization, and the general public who may not realize the benefits of fostering a vibrant veteran community in the city.

Organizers can be contacted online at NewHavenLegion.org, on social media on Facebook @NewHavenLegion210, or call 203-903-4315.

AMERICAN LEGION FORMING IN NEW HAVEN LAUNCHES FACEBOOK PAGE

NEW HAVEN, CONN (Jan. 15, 2018)–Organizers of the proposed American Legion post in New Haven, Connecticut have launched a Facebook page to spread the word about the “new century” post forming in the Elm City. The page is at https://www.facebook.com/NewHavenLegion210/

Facebook continues to be the dominant social media platform in the United States and a vital marketing tool especially for organizations trying to reach a targeted audience in the greater New Haven region.

Interested veterans can like the page, share posts and events, or monitor the progress of the proposed post as organizers recruit current service members serving honorably, and honorably-discharged veterans who have served at least one day of federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during a period of war.

Organizers can be contacted on Facebook, on the Internet (http://newhavenlegion.org), or by calling the voice mail at 203-903-4315.