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.
- The Flag Retirement ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th.
- 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.
- In October, we will host a leadership conference for the 2nd and 3rd Districts. All are welcome.
- 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.