Post 12 is open to the public! We host a variety of events and invite you to join us for the next one. If you'd like to add an event to our calendar, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call 203.286.6001 to verify dates and changes due to inclement weather
- Events requiring a ticket: tickets can be purchased in the downstairs hall
- For more information (about events), contact us at email@example.com or 203.286.6001
Sunday, November 27, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Craft Fair, American Legion upstairs hall
-- get some holiday shopping done!
Sunday, November 27, 5:00 p.m.: 25th Anniversary Christmas Tree Lighting, American Legion
-- this event pays tribute to those in the military who can't be home for Christmas
-- Santa Claus is coming to town!
Sunday, December 4, 11:00 a.m.: Veteran of the Month / Flag Raising Ceremony, American Legion [last one until April 2, 2023]
-- another long-standing tradition at the American Legion to honor a deceased veteran on the 1st Sunday (Apr-Dec)
Wednesday, December 7, 9:00 a.m.: Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration, City Hall, Room 128 (Community Room)
-- presentation on the 19 Connecticut residents who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor
-- guest speaker is Jeff DeWitt, CMSgt, USAF (retired); Chairman, Military & Veterans Liaison Committee for the City of Norwalk
Saturday, December 10, 1:00 p.m.: Purple Heart Monument unveiling ceremony, Veterans Park
-- honors recipients of the Purple Heart Medal and their families
-- guest speaker is Daniel Eddinger, Maj, US Army (retired); Commander of Region 1 (Northeast), Military Order of the Purple Heart
THE AMERICAN LEGION IS HIRING!
We are looking for dependable and knowledgable bartenders with excellent customer service skills. Even if you're available for only one shift a week, contact Nancy (203.866.8249 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veteran service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires' sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life.
Members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and Legion Riders comprise the Legion family which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million members.
American Legion Post 12 ('22-'23)
Commander: Rich Olson
Adjutant: Buddy Scudder
First Vice Commander: Tony Alves
Second Vice Commander: Jeff DeWitt
Finance Officer: Tony Coppola
Service Officer: Vacant
Chaplain: Charlie Williams
Historian: Bryan Rooney
Assistant Sgt-At-Arms: Vacant
Chairman, Board of Trustees: Vacant
Chairman, House Committee: Fred Belinsky
National Legislative Council: Leo Motyka
Annual Dues: $40 (as of July 2022)
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 12 ('22-'23)
President: Irene Cardillo
Senior Vice: Luanne Ryan
Junior Vice: Dori Bolduc
Secretary: Gladys DiDia
Treasurer: Bonnie Caporale
Historian: All members
Chaplain: GiGi Koleszar
Sgt-At-Arms: Dana Sulla
Assistant Sgt-At-Arms: Claudia Parra
Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary has almost 1 million members from all walks of life and is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with the American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.
The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans.
Annual Dues: $25 (as of July 2022)
Sons of the American Legion Squadron 12 ('22-'23)
Commander: John Motyka
1st Vice Commander: John "JP" Licari
2nd Vice Commander: Tyler Mills
Adjutant: Steve Mann
Finance Officer: Fred Belinsky
Chaplain: John DiDia
Historian: John Philipcik
Sergeant at Arms: Joe Sulla
Founded in 1932, Sons of the American Legion (SAL) exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.
SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the US military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Although SAL has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, SAL is a program of the American Legion.
Anual Dues: $20 (as of July 2022)
Frank C. Godfrey American Legion Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming meeting, party, reunion, shower, or reception! With two banquet facilities, rentals are available to the public for private events.
The main hall can accommodate 225 people with the dance floor and 250 people without the dance floor. It can also be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. The second hall is available for more intimate events and can accommodate up to 80 people. Each hall has its own kitchen that the renter will have limited access to. Tables and chairs will be provided; decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion.
Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway.
For information or to make an appointment to view the facilities, please contact Nancy at 203.286.6001 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
The American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
- Free monthly magazine
- Member discounts
- VA benefit assistance
- A voice in our nation's capital