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Merrick Post 1282 2021 Fall Update

Dear Legionnaire,

Our 2021 FALL meetings will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:45 PM. The dates are October 12th, November 9th and December 14th. CDC requirements will be followed.

To ALL members: Rick Ambrosino sends you a THANK YOU for your prayers, cards, phone calls, and visits.

Our First vice Commander, Richard Mecabe has been very successful in his door to door recruitment efforts and has added 14 transferred Post #1 members to our roster. We gladly welcome each and every one and have had some attend our September meeting. Hopefully all of our members, who cannot attend our meetings, will stop and say hello at our “tent” at the Merrick Street Fair on October 23rd & 24tg. Our Second vice Commander, Frank Pedagno has been successful in obtaining a corporate grant for our Post. He has also been quite busy transporting Rick and Joe Ambrosino to doctor and hospital visits. I know that there are many others, whom I am unaware of, that are aiding others in different ways or just keeping in touch with each other by a phone call or a buddy check. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

Our Post is planning on ordering USA-Made, Fully Adjustable (Velcro Closure), Black Cotton Twill (Baseball Style) Caps, which will be Directly Embroidered with POST 1282, the American Legion Emblem, Merrick, NY. If ordered individually the cost would be $27.95 + shipping + NYS sales tax. If you purchase a cap NOW with us, your cost will be $10 as our Post will pay the balance. Call Commander Bob Dishman before 10/24/2021 at (516)378-2939 if you wish to purchase a cap. CHECKS ONLY payable to Merrick Post 1282, American Legion.

Our American Legion Auxiliary Merrick Unit #1282 is supporting WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA again this year. The motto of Wreaths across America is REMEMBER, HONOR, and TEACH. REMEMBER our veterans that served and are serving America. HONOR the fallen veterans, and TEACH our youth about the service and sacrifice of our veterans and families. Wreaths are $15 each, but a donation of any amount is appreciated. Please make your check payable to: Wreaths Across America and bring it to our meeting or mail it directly to the Auxiliary chairwoman Toni Uberti, 1737 Lippold Street, Merrick, NY 11566-4124.

October 16th 10 AM - Walls Of Honor Ceremony, Veterans Plaza, Eisenhower Park. Adding names to the Walls of Honor for the year 2021

October 16th Noon - Nassau County American Legion FALLEN COMRADE MEMORIAL SERVICE at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park. (bring a chair). This remembrance ceremony will recognize all veterans who passed away during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Merrick Post 1282 has 13 of our comrades who will be honored at this ceremony.

October 23rd & 24th 10AM – 3PM MERRICK STREET FAIR Members needed to hand out flags and recruit new members. Any amount of time that you can be available will be appreciated. If you are unable to help, at least stop by and say hello. Call 516-378-2939.

November 7th 11:15 AM - Merrick Post & Auxiliary Unit Veterans Day Mass at Cure of Ars, Roman Catholic Church. All members are welcome. Contact Joe Ambrosino (516) 868-1550.

November 7th 10 AM - Veterans Day Services, Veterans Plaza, Eisenhower Park
November 7th 1:30 PM LINCMO Veterans Day Service, LI National Cemetery

November 7th 9AM – 1PM Veteran’s Legal Assistance For more information or to schedule a FREE consultation, contact the Hofstra Veterans Legal Assistance Project at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 516-463-7302

November 11th 10 AM Merrick Post 1282 Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Park, Merrick Avenue at Lee Avenue.

November 23rd 9AM-1 PM - VETERANS WINTER STAND DOWN - This is a limited drive-thru event at the Freeport Armory, 63 Babylon Turnpike, Freeport. For info call the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, 516-572-6565. (Clothes, Boots, Non-Perishable Foods, Toiletries, Housing, Peer Counseling)

Help support to build a Veterans Monument at the Eisenhower Park Veterans Memorial site to honor those service members who served in Desert Storm/Iraq/Afghanistan, Make checks payable to NC VFW COUNCIL, description line marked Iraq, Afghanistan Monument and mail to NC VFW Council, PO BOX 1344, North Massapequa, NY 11758. All donations welcomed!

Nassau County Veteran’s Service Agency 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Building Q, East Meadow, NY 516-572-6565 Vets Mart open 9AM - Noon, Monday thru Friday with food for vets in need. (Volunteers needed for Vets Mart, and for Driving Nassau County vehicles to transport Vets to medical appointments). NCSVA is HIRING 2 additional Veterans Service Officers! Interested? Call! Must be a Veteran.

We cannot stress the importance of recruitment of new members. If you think you may know someone from the neighborhood or you can think of anyone who would like to be apart of our organization, please let Richard Mecabe know and he will contact them. Please contact Richard Mecabe via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 1-917-499-6626.

For God and Country,
Robert Dishman,

With heavy hearts we wish HAPPY TRAILS to Gene St. John and Family until we meet again!



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