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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 »
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 »
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 »
2010
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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