NEW HAVEN, CT (Jan. 16, 2019)–The American Legion New Haven Post 210 announced a new but permanent meeting location and monthly meeting date for 2019.
The “new century” American Legion New Haven Post 210 will meet on the third Thursday of the month at the Knights of St. Patrick (1533 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511).
Chartered in 2018, the post formed at the New Haven Elks Lodge #25 who have fortunately found a buyer for their post home. However, the sale necessitated the move and the Knights are now welcoming their second veteran group meeting at their location, as the VFW New Haven Post 12150 meets there on the second Thursday of the month.
NEW HAVEN, CONN (Aug. 21, 2018)—The newly formed American Legion New Haven Post 210, with a roster of mostly student and Post-9/11 wartime veterans, elected their inaugural officers at their August 21, Formational Meeting.
The 2018-19 post officers are: Commander Charles M. Pickett; Vice Commander Thania Rivera; Adjutant/Finance Officer Biancesca Rivera; and Chaplain Britt Conroy. Erin F. Murphy was appointed the service officer, as was Lori Rasile as Americanism chairperson.
The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the U.S. through diverse programs and member benefits. The new post meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:10 p.m. at the New Haven Elks Lodge #25 (524 State Street, New Haven, CT). Interested veterans can call 203-903-4315 or learn more at NewHavenLegion.org.
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 Member Campaign–with the goal of signing up 100 wartime veterans as founding members.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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