Memorial Day 2017 is just around the corner and the Post is busy getting ready for this years observances. Here is a listing of upcoming events.
May 29th 2017:
6am – The Legion will raise the national colors at the Post Home and each of the Village of Millerton and Town of North East cemeteries (take about 1hr and 15mins).
10am – Parade kicks off from the Fire House on Century Boulevard and makes it way to Irondale Cemetery before returning to Veterans Park for the main Memorial Day program. Please keep checking the website for more information about keynote speaker(s) for this years program.
12pm – Lunch provided by the Legion to the community at the Post Home. All are welcomed to attend.
American Legion Post 178 will begin to sell Memorial Day Raffle tickets on January 1st 2017 for a Titan model Snapsafe. For their website Click Here
From the manufactures website: “Here’s all the security of a conventional, welded safe in an easy-to-assemble valuables and closet gun vault that moves anywhere piece-by-piece, then locks together in minutes with no tools. Measuring 59” high and 17 1/2” deep, Titan home fire safes fit in any closet – out of sight – giving your documents, valuables, firearms and jewelry protection from fire and theft. The Titan modular safe turns any closet into a closet vault. Titan features a 9 slot full gun rack. The recommended capacity is 12 long guns when stored in sleeves with the muzzles up and down, less if your guns have optics.”
Tickets will be $10 each with only a limited number available.
American Legion Post 178 next monthly Pancake Breakfast for the 2016-17 season will be Sunday March 5th from 7am to 11am. Tickets are available at the door $7 dollars for Adults and $5 for Children under 12, and Seniors. Proceeds go to support multiple of Legion projects and initiatives. These include supporting Youth and Children’s activities such as local 4H Clubs.
The American Legion is the nations largest patriotic veterans service organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. Post 178 is committed to continuing our long local tradition of service to our community, state, and nation through a verity of outreach programs, advocating patriotism and honor, and continued service to our fellow service members and veterans.
Be On the Look Out (BOLO)
Be on the look out for this fraudulent organization called the Veterans Support Organization. They have been active in our tri-state area collecting donations. While they are a 501(c)3 organization, much of what they do is suspect and are under investigation in a number of states. Check out the NY Fox 5 news report.