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 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, on social media on Facebook @NewHavenLegion210, or call 203-903-4315.

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