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

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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.

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Boys State Update 2-27-2019

We have identified and interviewed two candidates for Boys State. Both boys live in Merrick and are in their junior year at Calhoun High School. Post member Rich Meccabe and I interviewed both candidates and their parents at the Merrick library on Tuesday, Feb 27, 2019, and both were selected as Boys State delegates. The Boys are Thomas Frank and Conor Andrews and they both meet all criteria. Both families were given instructions on how to proceed with their applications and seem very motivated. I gave them a submission deadline of March 18, 2019, and I will follow up with them on March 10, 2019.

Frank D. Pedagno, Second Vice Commander

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Law and Order Day 2019 Ceremony

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 3:00 pm, the Post will be conducting its annual Law and Order Day Ceremony for outstanding individuals who have served their community during the past year (2018) from the First and Seventh Police Precincts, the MTA/LIRR Police Department, the New York State Police Department, the Merrick and North Merrick Fire Departments and the Bellmore/Merrick EMS Department.  Family members of these chosen individuals are invited to witness this ceremony.  Refreshments will be served.

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