Memorial Day Ceremony Pamphlet 2019

Brief Biography of Post Member, John F. Murphy

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John F. Murphy

John Francis Murphy (Past Commander) was born on April 16, 1930 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York and attended high school in Brooklyn Prep. He lived in Brooklyn until he moved to North Merrick in 1959. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Hofstra University. He was employed by Hazeltine Corporation for about 38 years.

John was in the Air Force from 1951 to 1954. When he joined the Air Force as a young man, he trained and worked with the Radio/Radar Unit. He served during the Korean War and was transferred to French Morocco where he put his Radio/Radar training to good use. When he came back to the United States he was stationed at various bases including Washington, DC. The last base he was at was Wright Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, OH where he was until he was discharged from the service.

Stop & Shop Community Bag Program

SS CHOSENWe have some great news!

We have been chosen by the Stop & Shop located at 2160 South Merrick Mall, Merrick NY as the latest non-profit to benefit from the Community Bag Program. This means that for the entire month of May 2019, Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion, will receive a $1 donation every time the Community Bag is sold.

All you have to do to support Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion is go to the Stop & Shop located at 2160 South Merrick Mall, Merrick NY throughout the month of May 2019 and pick up the bag! Thank you for your support.

For more information on the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, visit

In Memoriam - William E. Kerr

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 William E. Kerr
 April 16, 1931 - March 2, 2019

On Tuesday, March 2, 2019, Post member William E. Kerr to Post Everlasting. He was 87 years old.

If any Post member is interested in attending the Merrick Post 1282, American Legion, solemn ceremony for Post Member, William E. Kerr, we are going to meet at the Bellmore Funeral Home on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm American Legion ceremony., Bellmore Funeral Home is located at 2340 Jerusalem Avenue, North Bellmore, New York., For more information call the Post phone at 516-521-6989 or the Funeral Home at 516-781-2022. Thank you.

Calling hours will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9PM at at the Bellmore Funeral Home, 2340 Jerusalem Avenue, North Bellmore, NewYork 11710. A Funeral service will be offered on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bellmore Presbyterian Church, located on thecorner of Martin Avenue and Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, New York 11710. The Bellmore Presbyterian Church is located at 2740 Martin Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710. For more information call the Bellmore Presbyterian Church at 516-758-2590.