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American Legion Meetings are held 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month
In the meeting room of the Loyal Order of Moose #180
2524 Grand Island Blvd. Grand Island, NY 14072
Commander Ray DeGlopper
1st Vice Commander Joseph Mesmer, 2nd Vice Commander Patrick Soos
Adjudant George DeGlopper, Finance Officer Peter Kuszczak,
Judge Advocate Joe Synakowski, Sgt-at-Arms Garry Duetschlander
3rd Vice commander Judy Snyder, Chaplain Joe Mesmer
Service Officer Bo Pikas
Mission: Service to veterans. Information for various benefits due veterans of all services, national and community affairs
Help: Help in recruiting recently discharged veterans and those veterans who do not belong to at least one veterans organization
Strengths: Largest veterans organization in the world.
Ideas: The many veterans living on Grand Island are a great untapped source of community involvement. They are encouraged to help the various programs in the town.
American Legion Thanks Supporters - May 2018
The Grand Island Post 1346 of the American Legion sends their thanks to all who supported the Mother's Day Hanging Basket Plant Sale. Your support allows the American Legion to continue work for veterans and the community.
The work on the DeGlopper Memorial Park Expansion is progressing slowly due to the lack of funding. The group was anticipating some funding from the Greenway Commission but was disappointed when they did not approve the grant. On to plan "B", the committee will continue to hold fund raisers to complete this worthy project to completion. The public is welcome to purchase a paver in memory of a Veteran here. The officers and members of the American Legion thanks all for their support!
American Legion Donates Nine Flagpoles - May 2018
Placing one of the 25' flagpoles at DeGlopper Memorial Park.
The DeGlopper Memorial Park Expansion took a big step forward on Tuesday, May 8th as nine flagpoles were installed on the park grounds. Eight 25' flagpoles will fly service flags. The one 35' center flag will fly the American Flag. The park expansion had a major letdown recently as the Greenway Commission did not choose the project for one of their grants. Everyone is invited to participate by purchasing a paver. The paver can feature a family name, a memorial to anyone, not just veterans. Paver's are $175 and make a wonderful family legacy. See paver form.
Group of DeGlopper Memorial Park Expansion Committee members and local veterans.
American Legion Post 1346 Annual Flower Fundraiser - April 2018
The American Legion Post 1346 Annual Flower Fundraiser will be at the VFW Post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., on Friday and Saturday, May 11 & 12, from 7:00 a.m. - sold-out. Baskets are $14.00 each. Any questions call George DeGlopper 773-5333 or Ray DeGlopper 773-4479. New this year...you will be able to use debit/credit cards.
To All Veterans and Members - April 2018The American Legion, Grand Island Post #1346 general meeting is Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Loyal Order of The Moose Lodge, 2524 Grand Island Blvd. All members are requested and urged to attend, you are an important part of the American Legion.Your input is important. The American Legion is the largest Veteran Organization in the world and welcomes all eligible veterans to join and help keep benefits you have earned while serving your country. Help US help you and your Community, All Veterans Should belong to at least one Veterans Organization.
To All Veterans and Members - March 2018The American Legion, Grand Island Post #1346 general meeting is Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Loyal Order of The Moose Lodge, 2524 Grand Island Blvd. All members are requested and urged to attend, you are an important part of the American Legion.Your input is important. The American Legion is the largest Veteran Organization in the world and welcomes all eligible veterans to join and help keep benefits you have earned while serving your country. Help US help you and your Community, All Veterans Should belong to at least one Veterans Organization.
Veteran of the Month - Allen Prame - March 2018
Sen. Chris Jacobs introducing Veteran of the Month Allen Prame.Senator Chris Jacobs Veteran of the Month Program began in the fall of 2017. On Thursday, March 8th, Sen. Jacobs came to the Golden Age Center and presented a proclamation to Grand Island American Legion member Allen Prame as the March 2018 Veteran of the Month. Allen served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1952 as a machinist in post WWII Europe. When he returned, he was a member of the Teamsters for 40 years in the trucking business. As a past commander of the American Legion, he has devoted countless hours at the annual Hanging Basket sales and Patriot Day Poppy fundraiser. This past fall, his self invented, donation receptacles enhanced the visibility to the public during the fundraiser. Allen has been married to his wife Goldie for 65 years, soon to be celebrating 66!
If you would like to nominate a veteran for the Veteran of the Month program, you can see the nomination guidelines here.