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American Legion New Haven Post 210

AMERICAN LEGION NEW HAVEN ANNOUNCES FORMATIONAL MEETING FOR VETERAN POST

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CONTACT: Charles M. Pickett,

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, 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 or on Facebook @NewHavenLegion210.

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.

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American Legion New Haven Post 210 unserviceable flag collection

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

LEGION ORGANIZERS ANNOUNCE THIRD & FOURTH INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

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 (April. 2, 2018)—Organizers of a proposed American Legion post in New Haven, Connecticut are holding additional informal informational meetings on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and Tuesday, May 15, both at 7:10 p.m. at the New Haven Elks Lodge 25 (524 State St., New Haven, CT 06511).

The meetings are 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.

Organizers can be contacted online at NewHavenLegion.org or social media on Facebook @NewHavenLegion210.

LEGION ORGANIZERS ANNOUNCE SECOND 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 (Feb. 21, 2018)—Organizers of a proposed American Legion post in New Haven, Connecticut are holding a second informal informational meeting on Tuesday, March 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.

Organizers can be contacted online at NewHavenLegion.org or social media on Facebook @NewHavenLegion210.

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 or on social media on Facebook @NewHavenLegion210.

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 or on the Internet (https://newhavenlegion.org).