A new beginning....  Hello World!!!

Hi folks,

Well, this is my first live attempt at starting a new website for the post. I hope you like it, and hopefully, I can improve on the website. The site is based mostly on Joomla which is a  content management system. Joomla basically gives you their basic templates with a number of features which are free and then their are vendors who have "third" party extensions that are "free" or you have to buy a "subsriptions" to make the site more functional. Joomla is based on open source code, to find out more about joomla click or visit this link (http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla.html). I like free stuff so I am basically using extensions that are free, with a little code (php, html, javascript) mixed in.

In Memoriam - Robert Tom Riordan

robert tom riordan
Robert Tom Rordan
July 20, 1930 - April 19, 2013


On April 19 2012, Past Nassau County Commander, Past Post Commander, Post Adjutant and above all our friend, Robert Tom Riordan, passed away due to cancer.  He was 82 years old.  Robert Tom Riordan was one of the driving forces behind Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion, activities and events.  If you had a project or idea you wanted to do with the Post, Tom Riordan was one of the guys you would seek to get your project or idea going.  He headed up many of the projects, events and activities at the Post, and he recruited a great deal of members for the Post.  He was a tireless promoter of the Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion and sought to make this organization better.  Our condolences go out to his wife, Marge Riordan, his children and grand children. He will be missed.


In Memoriam - Faye E. Ambrosino

Faye E. Ambrosino
Faye E. Ambrosino
March 2, 1932 - March 14, 2013


On March 14, 2013, Auxiliary Member, Faye E. Ambrosino passed away due to number of medical issues. Faye was a devoted wife, mother of three children and a friend to many people. Faye had many nieces and nephews. She was 81 years old. She will be sorely missed.

The following writings are from the American Legion Auxiliary Merrick Unit 1282 members concerning Faye E. Ambrosino.