May 11th saw a great day, we collected items from the Homes for the Brave "Wish List" and received a truck load. Thanks to Commander Bill Glass and Judge Advocate Bud Boucher for helping man the tables. We also had several Boy & Girl Scouts helping out as well.


Monday, April 8th, we hosted 30 Brownies from Troops 50734, 50161 and 50211 for a Flag etiquette class. They were great students and were very well versed on the basics of Flag etiquette. These girls were very well behaved and all of them participated with great enthusiasm.


Monday, April 15th, Post 86 posted an Honor Guard for Vinnie von Zwehl's funeral in Westport. Thank you to Sean McNeill, Paul Niche, Don Hazzard, Alex Ruskewich, Frank Dunn and Tom Moore.


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Future Wayback Burger Fundraisers:

​June 19, July 17, August 21 - Female Soldiers, Forgotten Heroes

June 20, July 18, August 15 - Post 86


Raw Video of National Commander's Visit

Video 1

Video 2



October 2, 2018 is an historic date for Post 86. National Commander Brett Reistad, 100th Legion National Commander, visited the Post for about two hours, and it was great to host him. We had approximately 50 visitors, including members of Legion Posts 12, 78, 202 and 204. In addition, Department officers including Commander Tom Flowers, Sr. Vice-Commander Dennis Beauregard, Adjutant Butch Hansen and Sgt-at-Arms Bruce Carlson accompanied Brett. The food was delicious, Post 86 Commander Bill Glass presented the Commander with a Christmas ornament commemorating the visit, as well as a book about Connecticut's Yankee Division who served overseas in WWI. A special thank you must be given to Sgt.-at-Arms Sean McNeill for ensuring the visiting party had everything they needed, Service Officer Paul Niche for making sure the food was warm and ready, Finance Officer Don Hazzard for the ice (as usual) and clean-up afterwards, Alex Ruskewich for keeping our video playing, Frank Dunn for the prayer before our meal and Commander Bill Glass for hosting the day. An especially big thank you goes out to Bill Madaras, who ALWAYS stays until the fat lady sings, and helped to clean-up after everyone left. Post 86 members should be proud of the commitment your officers made to provide an enjoyable day to all who attended. 


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Check out the video of Nick Madaras being inducted into the Wilton High School Hall of Fame here.


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Watch this video​of a Kick for Nick soccer tournament from the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.


Watch this video from NBCs Nightly News about Kick for Nick.


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Read this from Commander Don!


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James B. Whipple
American Legion Post 86