Brett P. Reistad

National Commander of The American Legion

This year we celebrate 100 years of the American Legion including our very own Post 162 here in Lowville.

On March 27th the Lowville American Legion will be hosting the American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad. A press conference will be held at 5PM at the Lowville American Legion. The 5th District covers Onondaga, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Herkimer and Oswego counties.

A formal sit down dinner of Prime Rib or Chicken Cordon Bleu will be held at the Lowville Elks Lodge with happy hour at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30. Suit and tie. Dress or dress slack required. No jeans.

Dinner tickets are only $20 PP

6:00 pm Monthly Meetings

Legionnaire 4th Thursday

Auxiliary 1st Wednesday except January, July and August

Sons 1st Tuesday

We are devoted to veterans, past and present, and their families.

American Legion Post 162 History Video by PBS

From the Commander

Happy 100th Birthday Lowville American Legion! This is your last chance to be a part of a once in a lifetime event! The final day to purchase ads is March 11th. Friends of the Legion, business card size ads are only $50. Gold $500 (Full page), Silver $300 (1/2 page), Bronze $150 (1/4th page)

Your purchase allows you to become a part of history as we will feature your add in a once in a lifetime, highly collectible, book that speaks to the history of the military in Lewis County. From the history of our Legion to the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic). Celebrate this historic event with us on March 27th with a formal sit-down dinner at the Elks Lodge. Purchase your $20 (our cost is $28 – hence the ad sales). The dinner choices are Prime rib or Chicken Cordon Bleu. Attire is shirt and tie, ladies dress or dress pants. No jeans permitted. Tables of 10 can be reserved with advance purchase only.

The American Legion National Commander Brett P. Reistad will be flying in from DC to help us celebrate this historic event. This 100th celebration comes at an extreme cost. Attendees will also include the State Commander, Auxiliary President, and the Sons Commander. We pay for all their expenses.

Advertising rates for this historical publication are attached. A business card is only $50, half page is $300 and full page $500

The deadline for advertising has been moved to March 11th March Email or call 315-376-3712. Dinner tickets are available at the post or by mail email at RSVP by March 13th. Seating is limited so please purchase ASAP.

When we introduced our new popcorn machine, we neglected to mention Caskinette Ford out of Carthage designed and created this piece of pop art with a military theme.

Thank you if you recently participated in the Queen of Hearts. The winner received a $43,000 check with the remainder going to the Post. Stay tuned for how we will spend our winnings. A new Queen has started and is growing rapidly.

Commander Lee Hinkleman

Heard, Understood, Acknowledged

Lowville Post 162

5383 Dayan Street

Lowville, NY 13367