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
This newsletter is devoted to our 100th Anniversary and our celebration on March 27th, 2019. Our National and State Commander, State Aux Pres and State Sons Commander were in attendance. Over 300 attended this historic event at the Lowville Elks Lodge. Protocol was the word of the day as every minute detail was followed to the letter. This jacket and tie formal sit down dinner included prime rib and chicken cordon blue. The six counties representing the 5th District all joined in the festivities.
The National Commander was met at the County line with a formal police escort. He thoroughly enjoyed watching our PBS video and visiting our museum.
Our Legion is one of only a few nationwide who share 1919 as their foundation year. As your Post Commander I am also the Commander of the 5th District of the State of New York. It has been both an honor and a privilege to serve in both of these rolls during this historic time.
Throughout 2019 we will be accumulating information on the history of our post and our founders. We have published a book sharing our history, and will continue adding information till the end of this year when this chapter in our history will be closed. I’d like everyone in our community to submit written stories, photographs, or anything they may have on our post, its founding members and our history. Copies of the current book can be obtained at the Post for $3.00. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
This year we will be hosting events to cover the cost of this historic publication commemorating our 100th year. Those that have contributed to Phase I of this project will already be included. Advertisements are on sale for our final publication to be released at the end of the year.
Another beneficiary will be our museum. Items are rotated on a periodic basis to keep our museum new and fresh. Donations of photos and paraphernalia is strongly encouraged. Any items donated will be forever owned by the post.
Commander Lee Hinkleman
Heard, Understood, Acknowledged
Lowville Post 162
5383 Dayan Street
Lowville, NY 13367