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Lamouree-Hackett American Legion Post 72, Saugerties, NY 12477
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines. If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion. Gulf War/War on Terrorism (August 2, 1990, to cessation of hostilities) Panama (December 20, 1989, to January 31, 1990) Lebanon and Grenada (August 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984) Vietnam War (February 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975) Korean War (June 25, 1950, to January 31, 1955) World War II (December 7, 1941, to December 31, 1946) (Merchant Marine—During this War Ear only) The National Guard and Reserves are required to meet the same eligibility requirements as the full-time federal active veterans. To be eligible, they must have served at least one day on federal active duty during any of the above delimiting periods. The key to determining if a Guardsman/Reservist has been on or currently serving on federal active duty is the “Authority Line” on the activation orders of the Guardsman/Reservist. In both cases, “Title 10, Subsection 672 or 12301” are orders from the Secretary of Defense and are federal orders qualifying the Guardsman/Reservist for membership in The American Legion. The American Legion Auxiliary, established in 1919, is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization. Membership is open to female veterans and to the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters or great-granddaughters of American Legion members or deceased veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, and/or Lebanon conflicts, and the Persian Gulf War. The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organized program within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion.
30 John St
The monthly meeting of Post 72 is 7:00pm to completion time of business on the 3rd Thursday of the every month Lamouree-Hackett American Legion Post 72 Leadership Commander Warren Whitaker First Vice Commander Ray Teitter Second Vice Commander William Welsh Third Vice Commander Vincent J Brennan Post Adjutant Don Baker Financial Officer Teri Tompkins Service Officer Frank Reggero Chaplin Paul Pysher Post Historian/Museum Curator William Payne Sargent at Arms Kevin Pendergast House Committee Chairman Vincent Buono Judge Advocate Tim Murphy Medical Officer Kevin Burgher Homeland Security Joseph P Konopka Jr Executive Committee Vince Buono Executive Committee Kevin Pendergast Auxiliary President Sons Squadron Commander The monthly meeting of Post 72 Auxiliary is 7:00pm to completion time of business on the 2nd Wednesday of the every month with the exceptions of July and August. The monthly meeting of Sons of Post 72 is 7:00pm to completion time of business on the 3rd Monday of the every month with the exceptions of July and August
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Saugerties American Legion Post 72 is called Lamouree-Hackett, and is located between John and Partition Streets. (The front of the building faces John Street and there is a parking lot and park accessible from the Partition Street side.)
A brief history of the
American Legion Post 72 of Saugerties, New York
Ulster County oldest A.L. Post
Celebrating its 100th Anniversary
July 8th, 2019
With the termination of hostilities in World War I on November 11, 1918 some American officers who had been participants in the conflict began to think about creating a similar organization for the two million men who had been on European duty. The need for an organization for former members of the AEF was pressing and immediate. With the war at an end, hundreds of thousands of impatient American soldiers found themselves trapped in France and pining for home, certain only that untold weeks or months lay ahead of them before their return would be logistically possible. As a result, 97 days after the end 0f the war, the American Legion was established on February 16, 1919 in Paris, France. Following that, the United States Congress chartered the organization on September 16,1919. Then 142 days after the establishment of the American Legion in Paris a group of those WW1 American soldiers from Saugerties met on Tuesday, July 8, 1919 at the Town Clerks office in Saugerties, New York to form the Lamouree-Hackett Post 72 of that American Legion. The Post was named after Adelbert Lamouree and Patrick Hackett, both of Saugerties that had been killed in the very last days of World war One.
The Post originally met in Mechanic’s Hall, more recently the home of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Then in 1950, the Post moved to the Davis Homestead on John Street. In 1957, an addition was added that provided dinning, party & meeting facilities. A setback occurred in 1982 when a fire damaged the storage area and part of the meeting room following a party.