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Merrick Post No. 1282
American Legion
160 West Merrick Road
Merrick, New York 11566


 Welcome to our website

Dear Internet user, welcome to the Merrick Post 1282, American Legion website, you have landed on our home page. We are a non-profit organization that deals with Veteran issues in our community. Please check out the other pages on our website and put a link to us on your website if you like us. Are you a veteran? Do you have a friend or relative who is a veteran? Please consider joining our Post. See our Membership Eligibility Details to see if you are eligible to join the American Legion and our Post Meetings schedule for meeting times at our Post.


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What it means to you to be a Legionnaire

The card which you hold in The American Legion is a sacred heritage; Your inherent right to its possession was achieved when you offered our life in the services of your Country.

The American Legion is unique in that you cannot be born into it. Neither a King by edict, A Dictator by Command, Nor a President by Proclamation can demand admission. A Man with millions cannot purchase a right to membership.

The right to membership is a sacred privilege which belongs to you, and you alone... Rich or poor, regardless of race, color or creed. Cherish at all times that bit of pasteboard which you so proudly carry, let no influence or circumstance interrupt your continuity of service in the Legion, whose doors swing open to you because of your faithful service to our country.

The legion knows no predecessor... It can have no successor, and when the last comrade entitled to wear its insignia shall have been called to his or her eternal rest by the great Commander, The American Legion will be no more, its traditions, it achievements and the spirit of service to which it was dedicated will live forever as a lasting tribute and memorial to you, as a member of an organization that has fought to preserve the principles of justice, freedom and Democracy.

Post Meetings


Post Members meet every 2nd Tuesday of the Month starting in August.

The Post Executive Meeting starts at 7:45 p.m.

The Post General Membership Meeting starts around 8:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.


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