Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Up coming events

On December 23rd Crazy Heart will be playing in the ball room
The cost will be $15.00 a person 7.00 PM  doors will open, There will be chips & and pretzels

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas at the Legion

Christmas at the Legion

December 10th at 6 PM
Open invite to our members and their guests come celebrate the holidays with us
The Legion will start the night off with roast, potatoes, gravy, and more.
We ask everyone to contribute with your favorite Christmas dinner side dish .
There is a sign up sheet at the bar .

We ask you to bring a gift for TOYS FOR TOTS located in the lobby

Marry Christmas


Friday, May 6, 2016


Memorial Day was originally created to honor Union soldiers who died while fighting in the Civil War?  that's why southern states did not observe Memorial Day until after World War I when the holiday was expanded to include servicemembers from all wars.

...it was founded by a veteran? In 1868, Gen. John A. Logan, the commander- in- chief of a Union veterans group, the Grand Army of the Republic, issued a decree calling for May 30 to be a national day of commemoration for fallen servicemembers.

...There's a minute to remember?  Under a 2000 law passed by congress, Americans should observe a "National Moment of Remembrance," pausing for one minute at 3p.m. on Memorial Day to honor fallen servicemembers.

(American Legion Auxiliary magazine, May 2016)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Announcements about Upcoming Events

The next post meeting for Post 397 is on Dec19th, 2016 starting at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be at the Post Home. I hope that you can attend this meeting,we have important business to take care of.

On May 29th, the Post had its Memorial Day service at Union Cemetery at 2:00. Preceding the service, the Post Honor Squad will visit ten cemeteries (starting at 7:30 a.m.) in order to perform  military honors for the fallen veterans. Everyone will meet up at the post home around 7:00 a.m.

Monday, January 27, 2014

About the Hellertown American Legion

Membership in the American Legion offers many benefits that include involvement in community programs, a voice in Washington, investment in children and youth activities and education, and camaraderie. Of course, our primary focus is on veteran’s rights and the concerns for their families. That is why we continue to lobby in Washington for the soldiers of yesterday and the soldiers of tomorrow. The American Legion is a strong and effective voice since we are the largest veteran’s organization.

The American Legion also offers Member Discount and Benefits through our National Organization: Insurance and Health Services, Financial Services, Travel Discounts, Moving and Home Discounts including Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Dell Computers, Days Inn, Budget Rent a Car, and many more.

The involvement in the Pennsylvania American Legion can mean many things to many Legionnaires. The Programs, Committees, and Events that we are involved in is as diverse as: politics and Legislative concerns, Children and Youth programs, Americanism, Legion Baseball, and being involved in the solution for Homeless Veterans.

If you have served during the following dates and were honorably discharged or are still serving honorably then you can apply for membership in The Pennsylvania American Legion.

World War I April 6, 1917 November 11, 1918
World War II December 7, 1941 December 31, 1946
US Merchant Marines December 7, 1941 August 15, 1945
Korea June 25, 1950 January 31, 1955
Vietnam February 28, 1961 May 7, 1975
Lebanon & Grenada August 24, 1982 July 31, 1984
Panama December 20, 1989 January 31, 1990
Operation Desert Storm August 2, 1990 present

Joining is easy! Print and fill out the Membership Application and bring the completed form and a COPY of your DD214 to the post. Spouses, sons, daughters and grandchildren may join with proof of veteran's status.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Post Officers

The Post Officers for 2016 /2017

Commander: Geoff Bear

Sr. Vice Commander:Jack Davco

Jr. Vice Commander: Tom Tierney

Adjutant: John Mulholland

Finance Officer: Chris Verone / Second Finance Officer Jim Erdman

Judge Advocate: Filiciano J. Rodriguez

Service Officer: Filiciano J. Rodriguez

Chaplain: Robert W. Edwards

Sergeant-At-Arms William Sysak

2nd Sergeant-At-Arms: Brian Sysak

3RD Sergeant-At-Arms: Eric Medei

Post 397 Honor Squad

Post 397 is in need of members to join our Honor Squad. We do the funeral honors for our departed comrades. We have had a loss of members and our ranks are getting thin.If you have the time and would like to join us please contact John Mulholland at
610-851-3625. John is the Commander of the Post Honor Squad.