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Post 2  Bristol, Connecticut




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As taken from the minutes: Meeting opened at 8:30PM at City Court Room, City Building, Bristol. W.M. Malone Chairman. Nominations opened for Post Officers. The name of Irving Dresser approved for Post Commander, no further nominations. Mr. Irving Dresser elected Post Commander. Capt. Frank s. Merrill, Vice Commander. Mr. Walter W. Clark elected Finance Officer. Mr. William J. Leishman elected Adjutant. Mr. James T. Heffernan elected Post Historian. Rev. Mr. C. Wismer elected as Post Chaplain. It was voted that the matter of Soldiers Memorial Hall was approved by all present. Wm. J. Malone was appointed as Chairman of Committee.. Full story »
This outing was originally to be held at Lake Compounce, but then was discussed to be held at Muzzy Field, but finally was agreed upon to be held at Rockwell Park. Activities for the day included, a barbecue, athletics, a dance and a parade. The entertainment officer,Chairman Fagan sent out 4700 general admission tickets, and 450 barbecue tickets for the celebration to bring participants in from around the town and state. 5 atletes were added to the entertainment committee to aid in the events of the day. They were Richard Sarge, C.V. Chapin, F. H. Eaton, Herbert Clayton, and Gunnar.. Full story »
It was voted on at the Membership Meeting to accept the Emblem of The American Legion from Mrs. Walter Wade. The Adjutant was appointed the duty of getting the Emblem framed and to also send a letter of thanks to Mrs. Walter Wade for her fine gift. Guests during the meeting were Captain Moody of Hartford, and Colonel Lamb also of Hartford, who gave very fine talks on the Legion work. Refreshments were served after the meeting and all enjoyed a good time. The following bills were read and voted paid: One record book $2.50 from J.M. Hudson Company 200.. Full story »
The motion was made and passed to name Post 2 "Seicheprey" after all the first Bristol men who died in the battle of Seicheprey. This was decided after suggestions of all the members writing the names of all the Bristol Service men who were killed in action on a slip of paper and then pull the first two names and name the Post as such. This motion was not accepted by the membership and the motion as such was withdrawn. Another motion was made and passed to have a committee of two appointed by the Commander to research the names.. Full story »
Entertainment Committee asked to put together event for celebration on November 11th and talent was put together from membership to play music during the celebration. Major Haggerty and Captain Strickland from New Haven to be asked to attend and say a few words as part of the evening's entertainment as well. The old parlor of this hall was to be turned into a trophy room for the evening. Information taken from the 1st Meeting minutes ledger by Post Commander Russ Trudel 2015-2016 Full story »
Although the American Legion Seicheprey Post 2 in Bristol was already meeting and very active as a Post starting June 28th in 1919, we did not receive our official charter until 1920. Full story »
A motion was made at the meeting on this date to pay the newly established monthly dues for membership through National. It was seconded and pased to pay the requested amount of $1.00 per member. Full story »
On this date the Women's Auxiliary were officially chartered. Just a long and wonderful history which continues today. Full story »
Post 2 was granted a Bingo License by the City of Bristol Chief of Police on November 11th 1964. In the first year the Post was making roughly $85 dollars per week and growing. Robert Hartney and Robert Peterson were the co-chairmen. In the first year they turned over $1385.21 to the Post. The Post advertised on WBIS radio station in Bristol, CT at a cost of $40 for the contract with 20 radio slots being broadcast at $2 each. Here are the transcripts of those Broadcasts------ "BINGO COMES TO THE AMERICAN LEGION HALL...HOOKER COURT...THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 7:30. SPONSORED.. Full story »
Another great day in the history of our Post. The Sons have grown and been involved for many years in many aspects since, continuing the tradition today and on into tomorrow! Full story »
The new Commander of American Legion Post 2 is a former medic, an accomplished sculptor,and enjoys making dolls. Rae Fredrickson, a 54 year old licensed practical nurse, U.S. Army veteran, mother of three and a grandmother of two, was elected Tuesday to a one year term by the Post's membership. Fredrickson's victory over William Tulloch, a past commander of Post 2 , makes her the first woman to command the 71 year old Bristol Legion Post and one of only a handful in the states history to hold the position. The new commander is single, and one of only three.. Full story »
Many of the members of Post 2 see the dedication of the New Veterans Memorial Boulevard Footbridge in Honor and Memory of Past Post Commander, Capt. Mario J. Manna WWII Airforce . Full story »
This was a wonderful day in the Posts history and so welcomed another facet of family into Post 2. Full story »
Say Hello to the Oldest Veterans’ Organization in Bristol, CT Written By Russ Trudel ---Junior Vice Commander Post 2---Current Commander 2015-2016 Printed in Bristol Press January 2015 For those of you who may not know, Bristol has a long history of being a very large Veterans’ community. One just needs to take a stroll down Veterans Memorial Boulevard to get a taste of the rich history displayed through the many monuments and walkways dotting this.. Full story »
American Legion Post 2, Bristol hosted the Northeastern Regional Tournament at Muzzy Field. With the backing of the City the Post hosted teams from, Maine, R.I., Vt. N.H. Mass and Ct. Full story »
• Posted on Aug 6, 2015 by Brian Johnson BRISTOL — World War II Veterans from American Legion Post 2 will be honored at a VJ Day Parade in Moosup this Sunday. Russ Trudel, post commander, said the parade is sponsored by another American Legion post in Moosup. While researching the history of Post 2 for its upcoming centennial celebration, he discovered that Post 2 once attended the parade regularly but stopped for unknown reasons in the ‘70s or ‘80s. “I am honored as the new Commander of Post 2 and a Marine Corps Veteran, to be able to rekindle a.. Full story »
Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 11:06 pm | Updated: 1:23 am, Wed Nov 4, 2015. Special to the Press BRISTOL — Russ Trudel, recently named commander of American Legion Seicheprey Post 2, said he is excited to connect with the community and bids everyone “a fond welcome and hello.” “As the new Commander of Post 2, I stand in the footprints of generations before me,” Trudel said. “I am honored to have this chance to.. Full story »
Posted on Jan 4, 2016 by Brian Johnson BRISTOL — Dates have been confirmed for the return to Bristol of the Vietnam Traveling Wall That Heals. Its last visit was 18 years ago. The half-scale installation will be here June 9 through 12, honoring those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. American Legion Post 2 Commander Russ Trudel said the wall last came to Bristol in 1998, attracting tens of thousands of people... Full story »
Post 2 Hosted the Bristol Home Town Hero Breakfast. The Post chose the individual from Bristol who has done a lot for Bristol over the years. Full story »
American Legion, Post 2 took over the selection of the Bristol Home Town Hero for the City of Bristol. Post 2 working with the Bristol Public Library collected application for the Home Town Hero. The local Korean Veteran Association, members part of the Post did the selection. Bob Montgomery was chosen as the Home Town Hero. The award will be presented on Sept 21 at the opening ceremony for the Bristol Mum Festival. Sunday morning Sept. 24th the Post will hold a special Breakfast for Bob and family members. It is also open to public. Full story »