• World War 1 Medley2:43
  • Amazing Grace3:36
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever3:35
  • The Army Goes Rolling Along1:07
  • Anchors Aweigh0:40
  • The Marines' Hymn0:56
  • United States Air Force2:17
James B. Whipple
American Legion Post 86

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​The Post will be open at 1:00 pm Saturday December 9th to watch the Army-Navy football game. Bring some snacks or get together and get something at the Village Market. Liquid refreshments will be available. Enjoy the game!


The Post will now be open to all veterans and their families for some down time and relaxation if they please. We will be open in the mornings, by 7:30, and there is family cable and wi-fi available to those who visit. We will also be happy to answer all questions and make Post archives and history available to those wishing to take advantage of these Post 86 assets.​​


Please welcome US Marine Sean McNeil of Wilton. Sean served 1981-1984. Glad to have you aboard Sean!


Thursday, November 30, 2017, and Thursday December 21st, Post 86 is holding a fundraiser through Wayback Burgers located at ​607 Main Avenue in Norwalk (across from Motor Vehicles). Their hours are 11 am to 9 pm, and Post 86 will collect 15% of total sales for the day. So whatever you order, we will earn 15%. So please join us that day to support Post 86!


​​Watch Here - Post 86 Video



​Please help us "Finish the Flag", our fundraiser for the Post. State Senator Toni Boucher donated a wooden Flag we plan to hamg over the fireplace in the meeting hall. Instead of stars in the Union, we are placing 50 challenge coins​. The cost is $25 per coin, you may either donate your own coin (there are web sites that sell them, ​norbay.com​ and ​medalsofamerica.com​, as well as the Legion Emblem store have a great variety). I also have some for use at the Post, contact me and I will set you up. We want to complete this project for the Open House November 11, 2017, so let's get this rolling!


Welcome to our two newest members: Robert Riccio and Bo Lotocky. ​​​​


​The Post building is currently undergoing some renovations by the members. Look for pictures on the photo page soon. We will also have a public Open House after the Veteran's Day parade/Ceremony on November 11th. More details to follow.


Commander Don and Tom Moore set up a table for the Wilton Street Fair, Saturday July 15. We handed out 8 applications for membership and collected $28.00 in donations to the Post. It was a beautiful day and we met with some very nice people.


​The Memorial Day Parade was a success, even though there a few raindrops around. Congratulations to our own to Vinnie Von Zwehl for being named as the Grand Marshal of this year's parade. Thanks to Vinnie and his wife Connie we had a nice lunch afterwards in the main floor at the Post. Thank you all!


​Saturday, May 20th, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the state library in conjunction with the Wilton library, will be holding a  digitization event. They want to record, either copies of document/photos or actual items that relate to WWI. If you have something to offer, please bring it to the library and they will take care of this process. Post 86 has some items that we want to contribute. All these items that are digitized will be available to view online for everyone to look at. Check the Wilton Library website for more info.



​Click here to apply for the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program for 2017. 


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.


I have the new Post membership directories printed out. If anyone would like a copy there will be some copies at the Post meeting hall. If we run out, I can always print more.


See the "other Wall" here.


Read this from Commander Don!


Thank you Bill Glass: Click to download an app for easy filing of Veteran's Benefits through the VA!


Unemployed Veterans:

Register for 12 months of free retraining assistance from the VA!