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American Legion Post 1097 Armonk, NY
American Legion Post 1097
North Castle’s American Legion Events Raise Awareness and Funds  

August 24, 2015
American Legion North Castle Post 1097, a non-profit organization, is located at 35 Bedford Road, Armonk. They are reaching out to the community to raise funds to support a variety of their annual community activities in honor of veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

As well as the Memorial Day and a Veteran’s Day ceremonies, everyone is looking forward to the upcoming clam bake that will be held on Saturday September 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. The menu sounds delicious: homemade Manhattan (red) clam chowder, mussels, steamed clams, clams on the half-shell, sausage & peppers, BBQ chicken, pork, and salad. There will be live music and some interesting storytelling for the asking. The cost is $55 per person. Attending this event and all of the American events are a great way to show support to the veterans who are members of the American Legion. RSVP to the American Legion at 273-8178.

The American Legion membership is open to all military servicemen and women, and veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and other military exercises to defend our freedom. The eligible members use the Veterans Hospital in Montrose.

Every year, the American Legion sponsors our junior high school students at the American Legion Boys State. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors our junior high school girls at the Girls State. The highly regarded educational program provides instruction in city, county and state governments for U.S. high school students.

The Legion offers a large open room for parties and social events. The hall is an excellent place to celebrate birthday parties, anniversaries, weddings, baptisms, graduations and more. There is a bar, kitchen, chairs and tables for the indoors, and an outdoor picnic area with plenty of parking. Members can rent the hall and pavilion at a discount. The prices are reasonable.  Please call the American Legion for information and to make reservations: (914) 273-8178.

The American Legion was originally located on Armonk’s Main Street where Armonk Square is today. When World War II veterans came home, they needed a bigger space, said Tony Cicia, past Commander and longtime member of the American Legion Post 1097. Cicia was the recipient of the 2012 “Legionnaire of the Year.” The Legion purchased the property on Bedford Road from the Town of North Castle for a minimal amount and built the newer building sometime in the 1950s.

Donations of $50 to $100 to the American Legion are most appreciated, but any amount is acceptable. You can send checks to the American Legion, 35 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504.

Memorial Day Honors Fallen Soldiers

May 31, 2013
On a hot afternoon on the "official" Memorial Day, May 30, 2013, civic and local community organizations paraded down Main Street, Armonk. Patrick Burke, commander of the American Legion Post 1097, led the Memorial Day service. Neighbors gathered to honor the military service men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and whom we shall never forget.

The Memorial Day invocation was led by the American Legion Chaplain Vincent Grecco, "Teach us to honor them by ever cherishing them by ideals for which they fought. Keep us steadfast in the cause of human rights and of the liberties of law and order. Give us power to see and the will to do the right. Grant that the American Legion may preserve the high ideals for which our comrades have died. May the merciful blessing rest upon those they left behind, keep us forever firm and righteousness, humble of heart and unselfishness in purpose. Amen." Please feel free to watch the video here.