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, and Sons of the American Legion comprise the Legion family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million members.
Commander: Rich Olson
Senior Vice Commander: John Fusco
Junior Vice Commander: Dan Caporale
Adjutant: Alfred "Buddy" Scudder
Finance Office: Jeff DeWitt
Chaplain: Tony Coppola
Chairman, Board of Trustees: Ed Monroe
Chairman, House Committee: Jim Wrinn
Historian: Jeff DeWitt
American Legion Auxiliary
President: Irene Cardillo
Senior Vice: Luanne Ryan
Junior Vice: Dori Bolduc
Secretary: Donna Cole
Treasurer: Anne Hordeski
Chaplain: Susie Haigh
Historian: Donna Cole
Sergeant-at-Arms: Judy Birney
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.
Sons of American Legion
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.
Post 12 hosts a variety of events that are open to the public. Join us for the next one! If you'd like to add an event to our calendar, send an e-mail to: email@example.com
18 - Board of Trustees meeting 6:00 PM
18 - Post 12 & Unit 12 Membership Meeting 7:00 PM
18 - Centennial Committee Meeting 8:00 PM
18 - USAF Birthday (1947)
19 - Posts & Auxiliary Units - 3rd District meeting, Bethel Post 100 7:00 PM
20 - Sons of the American Legion monthly membership meeting 7:00 PM
21 - POW/MIA Remembrance Day ceremony 12:00 PM
21 - CT Dep’t of Veterans Affairs Operation Stand Down: 287 West St, Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067
22 - Live Music with The Barons (big band music) 7:00 PM
22,23 - Post 12 fundraiser @ Connecticut Ave Stop & Shop 8:00 - 4:00 (sign up sheet in the post)
26 - Post 200 Membership Committee meeting 6:00 PM
1 - Fundraising Committee Meeting 6:00 PM
2 - Norwalk Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting 7:00 PM
3 - Marine Corps League Meeting 7:00 PM
5 - American Legion Auxiliary National President dinner 6:30 PM
7 - Veteran Recognition Ceremony 11:00 AM
8 - House Committee Meeting 6:00 PM
11 - Mulvoy - Tarlov - Aquino VFW Post 603 Meeting 7:00 PM
14 - Live Music with the Virginia Military Institute Commander’s Jazz Band with pasta dinner – 6:00 PM (Tickets in advance required)
15 - FREE USAF Heritage Winds band concert at City Hall 7:30 - 9:00 PM More information HERE
16 - Post 12 Board of Trustees meeting 6:00 PM
16 - Post 12 & Unit 12 Membership Meeting 7:00 PM
16 - Centennial Committee Meeting 8:00 PM
17 - Posts & Units - 3rd District meeting – Monroe Post 176 - 7:00 PM
18 - Sons of the American Legion Membership Meeting 7:00 PM
20 - Outside grounds clean up day 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Post, Aux, SAL welcome)
2 - Vets Rock Veteran’s Fair Mohegan Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Details HERE
4 - Veteran Recognition Ceremony 11:00 AM
5 - Fundraising Committee Meeting 6:00 PM
6 - Election Day
7 - Marine Corps League Meeting 7:00 PM
8 - Mulvoy - Tarlov - Aquino VFW Post 603 Meeting 7:00 PM
10 - USMC Birthday
10 - Department of Connecticut Centennial Gala @ Aquaturf - 6:00 PM
11 - Veterans Day ceremony @ Norwalk City Hall; live music 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM; ceremony 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM; reception to follow in Community Room
11 - Shelton Post 16 – Veterans Fair all day
12 - House Committee Meeting 6:00 PM
15 - Sons of the American Legion Membership Meeting 7:00 PM
18 - Veteran’s Recognition Dinner 6:00 PM (tickets required)
20 - Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00 PM
20 - Post 12 & Unit 12 Membership Meeting 7:00 PM
20 - Centennial Committee Meeting 8:00 PM
22 - Thanksgiving Day
25 - Holiday Vendor Fair 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
25 - Tree lighting Ceremony with appearance by Santa Claus 5:00 PM
28 - Posts & Units - 3rd District mtg. @ Post 12 Norwalk 7:00 PM (all invited!)
Call 203-866-8249 to verify dates and changes due to inclement weather
Events requiring a ticket: tickets can be purchased in the downstairs hall
For more information or to register, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203 866 8249.
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 can be used by those renting it. 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 Christa at 203.866.8249 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