About Our Post
American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 was chartered on March 15, 1943. Our ranks are drawn from veterans of each of the Armed Forces of the United States and from all war eras from World War II up to and including Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).We have over 250 members, primarily from the Town of Huntington. Many members, who have relocated, continue to retain their membership with our Post.
Our Post exists for veterans and their families as well as the community in which we thrive. We are dedicated to honoring and supporting all veterans who have served their country, fostering a 100% Americanism, mentoring our youth and supporting a strong national defense. The Post’s programs include Boys and Girls State, Missing In America Project, the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest, the George Henry Essay Contest, Veterans in the Classroom at Oldfield Middle School, Old Glory Mobile Flag Deposit Box, Flag Folding and Etiquette programs for Boy and Girl Scouts, Operation Paperback, and Cell Phones for Soldiers. The Post is an active participant throughout the year in patriotic parades and other events in the Town of Huntington. Our annual Poppy Distribution provides funding enabling the Post to make donations to many charities of direct benefit to veterans in need of assistance. These include VA Voluntary Services, VA Recreation Services, and other charitable organizations.
Assisting the Post in all of its efforts are its American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Riders and Sons of The American Legion organizations. For more information, email Post1244@verizon.net. Our success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism.
Nationally, the American Legion, chartered by Congress in 1919 is a patriotic veteran’s organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. The nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, it is committed to mentoring youth and the sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. It currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 Posts worldwide.
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Council at 24 Boulevard Ave. Greenlawn, NY. (click for directions). Veterans whose infirmity may make it difficult to drive to the meetings will be picked up and returned home by those of us who are a bit younger.
We encourage any and all war time veterans to attend a meeting, get to know us and join our "Band of Brothers."
American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 is a 501(c) (19) Tax Exempt Veterans Organization.
Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.