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2022 City of New Haven Memorial Day Ceremonies

NEW HAVEN – Commemorating the men and women who died while in military service, the City of New Haven Memorial Day ceremonies will be on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

Elm City and regional residents are invited to attend two traditional wreath-laying ceremonies and programs:

At 1:00 p.m., there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Long Wharf Drive.

At 3:00 p.m., there will be a second wreath laying ceremony at the World War Memorial Flagpole on the New Haven Green.

Jack Mordente, coordinator of Veteran’s and Military Affairs for Southern Connecticut State University will be the principal speaker at both events.

American Legion Uniform Cap

Be recognized and look professional

Based on the French Bonnet de Police, American Doughboys wore an “overseas cap” in World War I with the American Legion adopting a blue overseas cap version post-war. The current “garrison cap” style is worn by a number of American veteran organizations such as the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS, the Marine Corps League, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

This distinct official Legion Uniform Cap should be worn at “official meetings or ceremonies, or as official guests at patriotic or other other civil functions, or by individuals when officially representing The American Legion on public occasions,” according to the Legion. However, it should not be worn during meals because it is a Uniform Cap.

The New Haven Veterans with their American Legion and VFW New Haven Uniform Caps in the 2022 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

New Legionnaires can order their Uniform Cap from American Legion Flag & Emblem. While it is a multi-step process, it is broken down into eight manageable steps. However, here is some guidance for American Legion New Haven Post 210 members:

  1. Post “City” Cap
  2. For post caps, get unlined as they can be hot on Memorial Day.
  3. Most Legionnaires get the regular crown.
  4. For Post “City” Cap get: NEW HAVEN, CT
  5. For right-side lettering just get the post number: 210
  6. See the cap size scale on the order page or form
  7. Mandatory State Insignia for Connecticut: Buff Top ($6.00) & Charter Oak ($11.00 as of 2022).
  8. Add up the price of the cap ($45.95 + $17.00= $62.95 as of 2022)

We don’t suggest getting right-side lettering (current or post officer positions) because the Uniform Caps are already pricey and members typically have them for decades. Lastly, it can take more than six weeks for new caps to arrive and longer during election season when many new caps are ordered by incomming officers.

2022 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEW HAVEN, CONN. (March 13, 2022)–After a two-year COVID-19 pandemic break, the New Haven Veterans marched in the 2022 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Marine veterans and sisters Thania Rivera and Biancesca Rivera led the combined group of VFW New Haven Post 12150 and the American Legion New Haven Post 210. Fifteen veterans, friends, and family members survived the freezing cold and windy late-winter parade day.

Color Guard Captain and Legion Chaplain Britt Conroy, VFW Officer of the Day Bryan Standish, and Legion Sergeant-at-Arms Mark Osenko carried our nation’s colors and Post Banners. It was the first time the two newly-purchased banners were used. Additionally, VFW New Haven Quartermaster Derek Torrellas was guidon bearer for VFW and Legion Commander Charles M. Pickett.

The American Legion New Haven Post 210 Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary


NEW HAVEN, CONN. — The American Legion New Haven Post 210 has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of December 2021.

The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.

The New Haven Legion was selected as the December 2021 beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Stop & Shop store located at 150 Whalley Avenue, New Haven CT. The New Haven Legion will receive a &1 donation every time the $2.00 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during December 2021, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.

“What a great way to celebrate our third anniversary,” said Charles M. Pickett, Commander of the newly-formed American Legion New Haven Post 210.

American Legion New Haven Post 210 is a veteran service organization in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 2018, Post 210 is working to build a thriving veteran community in the Elm  City. Learn more about the American Legion New Haven Post 210 by visiting

For more information on the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, visit

2021 Veterans Day FREE SOS Breakfast

NO RSVP NEEDED: Veterans and a guest are invited for a free breakfast on Veterans Day.

VETERANS: Celebrate Veterans Day 2021 with a FREE coffee and serving of creamed beef on a biscuit at the Trinity Bar & Restaurant (157 Orange St. New Haven) on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by Trinity and organized by the VFW New Haven Post 12150 and the American Legion New Haven Post 210, the SOS breakfast will honor our military veterans by offering them a serving of the popular military breakfast staple–free of charge.

Celebrated Trinity Chef and Co-Owner Shane Carty and Master Sgt. Frank Alvarado (Ret), will prepare the SOS gravy based on the 1942 edition of The Army Cook (TM 10-405). The breakfast is open to military veterans, current service members, and cadets (especially at UNH, Yale, and Hillhouse High School JROTC) and one guest.

Additionally, veterans and citizens are invited to attend the City of New Haven Veterans Day Ceremonies at 11:00 a.m. at New Haven City Hall (165 Church St, New Haven, CT 06510) with a subsequent wreath-laying ceremony at the Great War Flagpole on the Green.

Local Author and Legion Speaker Spotted in National Magazine

NEW HAVEN, CT (Feb. 5, 2021)– Local author, Army veteran, SCSU Grad, and American Legion Post 210 past-featured speaker was recently mentioned in an internationally distributed veterans magazine.

Acclaimed author and former Army linguist Ryan Dostie-Osenko’s book, Formation–A Woman’s Memoir of Stepping Out of Line made an appearance in the February 2021 edition of The American Legion Magazine in blurb about Legion posts reaching out during the COVID pandemic to engage members.

A Southern Connecticut State University grad, Dotsie’s memoir detailed her struggles during and transition from the service. The American Legion Magazine is published monthly for the nearly 2 million members.