A very big THANK YOU, to the Knights of Columbus for hosting their 2nd annual Veteran's Appreciation Dinner, at St. Ann's Club in Norwalk April 14th. The pasta as always was delicious and to add to the night's festivities, they donated $700 to both Post 86 and Norwalk's Post 12. In particular, thank you George Ribellino for being such a great Emcee and host! Check out our photo page as well.
George Ongley was named the Grand Marshall for this Year's Memorial Day Parade. Tom Moore was asked to be speaker, as we start to celebrate the Centennial of the end to WWI, as well as remember the centennial of the death of James B. Whipple in France, June 3, 1918. We will conduct a Memorial Ceremony, Sunday June 3, 2018 to remember James. Please save the date, as we also plan a picnic afterwards.
Thank you to Dev Madhavani and Geir Magnusson, Scouts from Troop 20, who helped paint in the basement, on their holiday from school, President's Day. They did a great job...thank you gents!
The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual Patriot's Dinner, Saturday, April 14th at 6:00 PM. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall (located next to St. Ann's Club), 16 Hendrick's Ave. in Norwalk. The cost is $20 per ticket. The Knights are donating $500 back to Post 86, so let's get out and support them. The seating is limited, so make your reservation now. We have reserved one table, but can reserve more if we have the numbers. Checks should be made out to "American Legion Post 86" and mailed to our PO Box. Hope to see you all there!
We will be holding a monthly fundraiser, on the third Thursday of each month at 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. Please join us that day to support Post 86! The next date is February 15th, see you there!
We are looking for potential members for our Post 86 Auxiliary. The duties are not time consuming, mostly some extra hands at our picnics and Veteran's Day open house. Eligibility is extended to grandmothers, mothers, wives, sisters, female blood or adopted relatives of veterans or active duty members of the Armed Forces. These include male or female, and must have the same eligibility dates as Legion membership (see our Home Page). The veteran/military member may be deceased, and or not necessarily a current member of the American Legion. Email Tom Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or potential members.
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.
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!
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.
Thank you Bill Glass: Click to download an app for easy filing of Veteran's Benefits through the VA!