Trip to see Long Island Ducks Baseball Game 2018
On Saturday, July 7, 2018, the Post will be going to a Long Island Ducks baseball game; there will be fireworks after the game. The cost of each ticket is $12.00 per person. The game starts at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at the American Legion, Merrick Post 1282, at 3:00 pm for a complimentary lunch after which time we will car pool to the stadium. There is a limit of 25 tickets, so it is first come, first serve. This event is open to EVERYONE, NOT just Post members. So bring your kids and grand-kids. Make all checks out to the American Legion Merrick Post 1282 and send them to the Post with attention to: John Weber. If you have any questions contact John Weber at 516-426-3682. Post members who will be attending this game please try to wear your light blue American Legion short sleeved shirt to represent your Post at the game. Hope to see you at the game. Thank you.
John Weber, Post Member
Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony
Please join Congresswoman Kathleen Rice for a "Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony" on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. The Cradle ofAviation Museum is located on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, New York 11530.
Any veterans who served on active duty between November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 will be presented with Department of Defense Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin and Presidential Proclamation.
National Poppy Day 2018
The tradition of wearing a poppy dates back to 1920, when it became the memorial flower of The American Legion Family.
The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed by those who fought and those who continue to fight for our country following World War I. It was popularized by the publication of the wartime poem In Flanders Fields. Written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, M.D. while serving on the front lines in World War I, the poem honors soldiers killed in battle.
The American Legion led the charge of having Congress designate the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day®, a tradition found in many countries around the world. National Poppy Day® encourages all Americans to wear a red poppy to honor the fallen and support the living heroes who have worn our nation’s uniform.
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