James B. Whipple
American Legion Post 86
  • ​   2018 is shaping up to be another exciting year for Post 86. We will working on cleaning and painting the basement for more room for the Thursday Night Crew​. We also hope to start a program to invite school classes to the Post for some local history, as well as Post 86 and veteran's history.
  •    Memorial Day will take place May 28th, with our usual parade and ceremony at Hillside cemetery, to be followed by our picnic at the Post.
  • ​Saturday June 2nd, Post 86 will host the 2nd & 3rd District Leadership Conference. It will begin at 9:30 AM and last until about 2:30 PM. Lunch will be served.
  • ​   Sunday, June 3rd we will remember the death of James B. Whipple in WWI France.
  • ​Saturday June 9th, Post 86 will proudly host Congressman Jim Himes annual Military Academy Appointees, that he advanced. The reception will be 4:00 to 5:00 PM and refreshments will be served.
  • ​July 13-15 is the Department Convention. See the Adjutant if you wish to represent Post 86.
  •    The Flag Retirement ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, September 10th.
  • ​Friday September 21st, the annual Department Golf Tournament will be held at River Ridge Golf Course, in Griswold, CT. This is always a great day, with good golf, food and prizes. The cost is $125 per person, and a bargain at that. Contact the adjutant for more information.
  • The Department of Connecticut will kick off the celebration of the Centennial of the birth of the Legion, Saturday, November 10th at the Aqua-Turf Club in Southington. ​  
  • Veteran's Day will be November 11th, and we will once again celebrate a centennial, this being the end of WWI.
  • ​   In between, we will be involved with Legion baseball, Boys State, the Boy and Girls Scouts, the library and the Marine Corps Reserve, to name a few.
​   Stay tuned...