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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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WORN AMERICAN FLAG COLLECTION MAY 26

AMERICAN FLAG COLLECTION: Organizers of the American Legion forming in New Haven will be collecting damaged or worn American flags at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Long Wharf Drive in New Haven from 0900 to 1030 on Saturday, May 26. Citizens are asked to drop-off unserviceable flags for a future retirement ceremony. newhavenlegion.org 203-903-4315