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Post 178  Millerton , New York

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CHARTER DATE: September 27, 1927

FIRST COMMANDER: Lloyd Swanson

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Yorke S. Blanchard, Reginald E. Clark, G. A. Krauss, Arthur Manning, Bernard M. Manning, William Masten, Santa A. Finkle, and.. Read more »

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1920
A look at the Post’s first meeting – by Roger Bradley, Past Commander THE FOUNDING On September 29, 1927, at 7PM, a group of World War I veterans gathered at the Millerton Fire House for the purpose of conducting the first meeting of the newly formed Millerton Post #178, The American Legion. The evening opened with a “Beef Steak supper which was enjoyed by all. Present, as invited guests, were the President of the Village of Millerton, Mr E. B. Reed and the Chief of the Fire Company, Mr W. M. Bates.” After the “supper”, those gathered moved upstairs and.. Full story »

Post Commander - Vincent Scutt

Adjutant - Yorke S. Blanchard

Treasurer - Irving Bloch

Historian - Lloyd Swanson

Post Service Officer - Ronald Silvernale

 

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1960
On January 28, 1963 a fire destroyed the original Post Home located behind what is now Brick Block Auto Parts. Below is the text from the Pine Plains Register Herald from the January 31, 1963 edition. Millerton Legion Home Destroyed The Millerton American Legion Home on Monday was destroyed by fire, estimated loss of $20,000. The" Post, carried insurance. The. blaze started in' the -basement of the two and one-half story .building in South Main.. Full story »
J. Arthur Petty, New York State American Legion Commander, officiated in the dedication ceremonies at the new Millerton American Legion Post home on Saturday, May 16. Some 250 people, including county officials and state and district American Legion officers, turned out for the dedication. ' . Among the speakers for the day, besides Mr. Petty, were Hamilton Fish sr., former congressman; Le- Pvoy Wilson, ninth district commander of the Legion; Edwin Stoll, Dutchess County commander; Thomas Mahar, -chairman of the board of supervisors; Post Commander Roger Bradley; Stanley Pulver, supervisor of the Town of North East; and William Gormley, mayor.. Full story »

American Legion Post 319, of Amenia NY held an Armistice Dance on November 12, 1966

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1970

On June 10, 1972 American Legion Post held its Annual Spring Dance at the Post Home. 

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1980
On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Millerton Peace Memorial Dedication was held in Millerton. The monument is really beautiful to see.. It is dedicated in honor and in memory of the valiant men and women of the Town of Northeast who served in our nation's conflicts. Plans for the memorial were formed over a year ago, the weekend after Labor Day. The local American Legion had asked the town to add the Vietnam War to the.. Full story »
2000

Following the closing of the Millerton Elementary School, members of the Post became concerned about the well being of the original Veterans Monument erected at the school in the 1930's by the Post. Earlier in 2007 the Post got permission from the Webutuck School District School Board to relocate the monument from the School Grounds to the Post Home.

Refer to the image gallary for additional photos.

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The Post Historian produced a "Year in Review" video for the 2008 Veterans Day Dinner held at the Legion Post Home on November 10, 2008. 

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On May 31, 2009 American Legion Post 178, Department of NY conducted its 1st "Operation Thank You Wounded Warrior" BBQ at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. See photo gallary for additional photos. 

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The Post Historian produced a "Year in Review" video for the 2009 Veterans Day Dinner held at the Legion Post Home on November 10, 2009.

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2010

This video shows the Millerton Memorial Day Parade and Program hosted by American Legion Post 178, Millerton NY on Monday May 24, 2010.

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American Legion Post 178, Department of NY turned 90 on Wednesday September 27, 2017. During the monthly Post meeting on September 28th, the Post took a few moments to mark the occasion with a small celebration that included cake, ice cream and coffee. Full story »
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