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Post 209  Forestville, Bristol, Connecticut



CHARTER DATE: December 1, 2014


WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: We are a new Post going back to basics supporting the four pillars of The American Legion.Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children and Youth.

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Post 209 was issued their Temporary Charter from our National Headquarters in Indianapolis on December 1, 2014. It was then presented to us at our very first official meeting on December 15, 2014. Full story »
Post 209 was issued its Permanent Charter by National Headquarters on March 24, 2015. On April 3, 2015 our Department Headquarters issued this Charter to Post 209 and it was presented to the Post on April 20, 2015. Full story »
On May 30, The American Legion Post 209 of Forestville put on its first fishing derby in 30 years at Rockwell Park. Post officials said it was an outstanding success. In a press release, the Post said everyone won that day but the children won big and the event was a big hit. The winners that day were Lillian Roddrigue, first trout of the day; next winner was Isabella Loreal, who won first to limit.. Full story »
During the Post's regular meeting, the Son of the American Legion Detachment COmmander, John Wright, presents the charter for the newly formed Squadron 209 to Acting Post 209 Commander and charter member of Squadron 209, Raymond LaBossiere. Full story »
American Legion Post 209’s annual fishing derby at Rockwell Park was a hit recently, with more than 100 youths taking part in the event. With a two-trout limit for the day, prizes of note went to Vivian Shea, who scored the first trout of the day and was the first girl to limit out. Jacob Cousins was the first boy to hit the limit. Mackenzie Jones won the day’s prize for biggest trout at 2.2 pounds, and she won an additional prize for hitting her limit. American Legion Post 209 Full story »