Greendale American Legion Post 416   6351 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI  53129  Pho: 414-421-3371
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This page was last updated: June 27, 2015
Notice: Our next "General Membership" meeting is on Thursday, June 18th at 7:00pm. 
(The General Membership meets the 
3rd Thursday of every month)
(No meeting in July or August)
Thank you for visiting us!

Notice: Our Firing Squad will be meeting in the Legion Hall on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00pm.
(Meets the 2nd Thursday of every other month except no meeting is held in July or August. Instead, we meet in May and June, then take the summer off)
Our Meeting Schedule!
Notice: Our Executive Committee will meet in the Squad Bay at the post on Thursday, July 2nd at 7:00pm.
(Always meets the 1st Thursday of every month)

IMPORTANT DATES IN JUNE 2015

2nd   Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for the
         Firing Squad

3rd   Vietnam Vets Meeting 6:30pm

4th   Executive Meeting 7:00pm

4th   MCL - Badger Detachment Meeting
        7:30pm

7th   Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for the
        Firing Squad

9th   Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for the
        Firing Squad

11th Firing Squad Meeting 7:00pm

11th SAL Meeting 7:30pm

14th Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for the
        40/8

16th Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for the
        Firing Squad

16th DAV Meeting 3:00pm

18th General Membership Meeting 7:00pm

20th Flag Disposal Ceremony & 2015/2016
        Installation of Officers 5:00pm

21st Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for the
        Post

22nd VFW Meeting 6:30pm

23rd Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for the
        Firing Squad

28th Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for the
        Post​

Things We Do
Whenever someone asks, "What does The American Legion do?" tell them to take a look at this!
Stories worth sharing rarely begin with, "So...we decided to stay home."
Located at 6351 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI 53129
Call 414-421-3371.
-PLEASE JOIN US AT POST 416-
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IMPORTANT DATES
IN JULY 2015

1st    Set up for Corn Roast

         Vietnam Vets Chapter 1 meet 7:00pm

         Executive Board Meeting 7:00pm

2nd   Corn Roast 3pm - 10pm

3rd    Corn Roast 3pm - 10pm

4th    Corn Roast 9am - 9pm

5th    Clean up from Corn Roast

         Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         Firing Squad

7th    Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

12th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         Post

14th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

17th-19th  State Convention - Appleton

19th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         Post

21st  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
         Firing Squad
        

26th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         Post

27th  VFW Meeting 6:30pm

28th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
         Firing Squad


QUESTION: How many members are there in the Greendale American Legion Post 416?
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A. 17
B. 138
C. 564
C. 564 truly fabulous members!
Thank you for serving!
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Denise Rohan, Past State Commander for 
the Department of Wisconsin
Denise Rohan for National Commander
Comments by the writer do not necessarily
reflect the opinion of the Greendale American Legion Post 416.
QUESTION!
What is the Legacy Scholarship Fund?
ANSWER: The Legacy Scholarship Fund is a very special fund that was created by The American Legion Riders. These motorcycle riders get together by the hundreds and ride from town to town across the United States, raising money to help pay for the college education of children who lost a parent while protecting our freedom. Many children have grown up without the benefit of both parents for this reason, thus making life difficult for them in many ways. They should never have to worry about how to pay for their education too. Enough. The American Legion Riders are known for their philosophy that, "We take care of our own."

We thank The American Legion Riders for your help and service to these exceptional kids! May God bless you and may God bless America. For more information about the Riders and what they do, please go to: www.legion.org/riders
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Here's an open letter I recently ran across. It's about a group of people who apparently refer to themselves as, "Military Pay Haters." They say that military people and veterans receive way too much pay, too many benefits, and they do very little to earn them compared to civilian workers. They say the only reason people end up in the military is because they don't qualify for anything else. They say that service members are not high achievers, they're uneducated, and simply put, the only thing they know how to do is fight. So why pay them so much money?The only thing they see is our service members living off of America's hard-earned tax dollars.

I (Bob) was tempted to write a commentary on this, but instead, here's an open letter written by another person. She is a professional journalist with a talent for answering back. I like her ability to stay calm and objective while driving home some very important points. She did an excellent job in my opinion. Nice work!
Commentary!
by: Bob Naffier
Regarding the above:
The American Legion is more than just all work and no play. Want to get out and enjoy a really nice evening? Check out the entertainment by The Milwaukee American Legion Band. They're really good!


Their Music

The band specializes in traditional and patriotic Concert Band music - music that captures the very heart of American culture. The repertoire includes popular music, marches and symphonic pieces. Come see them and have a good time. It's summertime!


Coming up this month

All-American Concert and Picnic
Oelschlaeger-Dallmann American Legion Post, Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 2:00pm
9327 S Shephard Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154

Chill on the Hill
Humboldt Park Bandshell, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:30pm
3000 S Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207


Would you like the band to perform at your next event?

The Milwaukee American Legion Band is available for performances throughout the year.

Pho: 414-962-4124
Email: rschwartz@milpc.com

The Milwaukee American Legion Band
Chill on the Hill Concert
Don't Miss This One!
Disaster Season is Here Again!
or
Did it Ever Really Leave?
The truth about life these days is your risk of experiencing a disaster seems to be increasing. It could be a storm, a fire, or anything else. The question is, are you prepared? Do you know what to do?

The American Legion and the American Red Cross personally care about you. We want you to live safe and be safe. But if something does go wrong, we want you to be prepared.

Here is guide written specifically for you. Please review it. It is better to be prepared and not have a need than it is to have a need and not be prepared.
Greendale Family 4th Fest
Watch for us 
The Greendale American Legion Post 416 Firing Squad will march along with other participants in the July 4th Parade. The kids love picking up the bullet shells after we fire our rifles. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
Thank you for serving.
Greendale American Legion Post 416 Firing Squad Loses One of Its Own
A salute goes out to our beloved comrade, Les Selby, as we wish him farewell. Your legacy lives on forever!
Men like Lester Selby built this country. He also helped build 
The American Legion. Les was a member of The Greendale 
American Legion Post 416 having proudly served in the U.S. Army. 
He was very active throughout his life with the Boy Scouts of 
America. Lester is known for his leadership and his very caring 
heart for this great country we all call AMERICA. Because of him we 
continue to live under the flag of freedom. He is remembered by us 
for so greatly honoring our military fallen where he served in The 
American Legion Firing Squad for many years. He was the beloved 
husband of 65 years to the late Martha "Marty" who was also a 
long-time member of The American Legion Firing Squad and The 
American Legion Auxiliary. The two of them made quite a team!


Our dear comrade, Les, entered into heaven on June 17, 2015 at the
age of 90 years. We remember him for all he has done for so
many people and recognize that it is now our turn to honor him.
Thank you, Lester, for serving so well! May God bless you and keep you. And may you live with God in peace, now and forever.


From all of your friends at The Greendale American Legion Post 416, our American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of The Greendale American Legion Post. You will never be forgotten!

Lester E. Selby
Capt. Ron Sullivan (left) and Lester Selby (right)
Dear Comrade,
Reports about this event from last year are outstanding. We would like you to be there this year! Faith Baptist Church really went out to show their appreciation to the many veterans who served this country to ensure their freedom. Like last year, the program and steak dinner to follow are free to all who attend. Attendees must be Viet Nam Era veterans and their spouses or one guest are also invited at no cost. Please R.S.V.P. to 414-301-9319. Feel free to just leave a message giving them a count. See you there! Questions? Please call Bob Naffier at 414-520-0538.
To all Firing Squad Members: Please wear your uniform or at least your cover for this event. Thank you.
YOU ARE INVITED AND MANY OF US ARE ATTENDING THIS TRULY WONDERFUL EVENT!
SUNDAY, JULY 12 AT 11:00 AM