Greendale American Legion Post 416   6351 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI  53129  Pho: 414-421-3371
We are pleased that your search has reached this point. This is the most active and dedicated American Legion post you'll find anywhere. Visit us often!
This page was last updated: January 18, 2015
Notice: Our next "General Membership" meeting is on Thursday, February 19th 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, February 12th 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, February 5th at 7:00pm.
(Always meets the 1st Thursday of every month)


IMPORTANT DATES IN JANUARY 2015

2nd    Executive Board Meeting 7:00pm

4th    Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         Firing Squad

6th    Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for 
         Firing Squad

7th    Vietnam Vets Meeting 6:30pm

8th    Firing Squad Meeting 7:00pm

         SAL Meeting 7:00pm

10th  Oratorical Contest 9:00pm

11th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm
         Post 4H STEM Club 1:30pm

13th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am

15th  Post General Meeting 7:00pm

18th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm
         for the Post

20th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am
         for Firing Squad

21st  4th District Meeting 7:30pm
         Post 299 at Post 416

25th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm
         for Post

26th  VFW Meeting 6:30pm

27th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am
         for Firing Squad

         40/8 Meeting 7:00pm

31st  Casino Night 7:00pm - 10:30pm  



IMPORTANT DATES IN FEBRUARY 2015

1st    Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         Firing Squad

3rd    Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

4th    Vietnam Vets 6:30pm

5th    Executive Board Meeting 7:00pm

5th    MLC - Badger Detachment Meeting
         7:30pm

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

10th   Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45 for
          Firing Squad

12th   Firing Squad Meeting 7:00pm

12th   S.A.L. Meeting

15th   Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00 for Post

17th   Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
          Firing Squad

18th   4th District Meeting 7:30pm - Post 18
          is hosting at Post 416

19th   General Membership Meeting
          7:00pm

22nd  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
          Post

23rd  VFW Meeting 6:30pm

24th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45a, for
         Firing Squad

24th  40/8 Meeting
In The News!
A message to all of our readers about Personal Security.
"Security." This is one of those words that put you on the alert...whether you want to be there or not. But let's face it. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. In these days and these times, you have to be cautious. 

Read about Security here.
Read about Personal Safety here.
Read about Home Safety here.
Read about Fraud Prevention here.
Read about Automobile Security here.
Things We Do

Midwinter Conference 2015!
Midwinter Conference Sweepstakes!
Hawaiian Vacation! $10,000 Vehicle Allowance from Boucher!  
New 2015 Vehicle!  $20,000 Cash!
55" Big Screen TV! New Hunting Rifle! 
WOW!
Grand Prize is your choice of $20,000 cash* or a 2015 Vehicle* from Boucher Automotive Group. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See our official rules at www.wilegion.com.  

The drawing will be held at 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at the Department Midwinter Conference at the Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel & Convention Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin. You need not be present to win.

Grand Prize: $20,000 Cash* or a 2015 Vehicle*
2nd Prize: $10,000 vehicle allowance from Boucher*
3rd Prize: $5,000 or a trip to Hawaii*
4th Prize: $2,500 or hunting rifle*
5th Prize: $1,000 or big screen TV*

* Subject to Federal Tax withholding. Some restrictions apply.

Our programs which assist veterans in Wisconsin are dependent on your donations. Your donation will help support our Rehabilitation Fund which provides funding for Camp American Legion, the State Service Office and our hospital programs. Although a donation is not required to enter or win the sweepstakes, we encourage you to support The American Legion by making a small donation.

We are asking for donations of $5 per entry, 6 entries for $20 and 12 entries for $30. Entry forms need to be returned as soon as possible, but no later than January 14th, 2015. Print your name, address, (or use a return address label) and phone number on each form. Please check with your local American Legion Post or contact Sandy Ryce at 608-745-1090 for entry forms. You may also contact Sandy at sandy@wilegion.org.
Interested in becoming a cameraman or camerawoman who can get some great shots or videos of some of the events that go on? Are you interested in journalism? Getting out there and getting the story?  







You and I can make a video production that will rival anything you see on television. And if you don't want to do that, just get the action shots and call me at 414-520-0538. I'll work with you on how to transfer the pics and stories to me electronically or we can meet and I'll pick them up. What the heck? We can even visit over a cup of coffee...I'll buy!

Thanks for your help! Give me a call if you have any questions.
Bob Naffier
Website Administrator
Whenever someone asks, "What does The American Legion do?"; tell them to take a look at this!
American Legion Post 416
Presents:
Greendale Winterfest 2015

Hosted by Sons of The American Legion.
This is an annual event.
Read more!

Coming up 
Saturday, January 31, 2015!!
The month of December has always been known for the birth of Jesus. That was the case, at least, until 1941 when the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise military attack against the United States naval base in Pearl Harbor. The attack caused a major spotlight to be shined on it during the very month that we celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ. 2,403 Americans were killed. 1,178 others were wounded. Many U.S ships and planes were destroyed. It was a disaster for the United States of America that impacted not only us, but also the rest of the world.

Today, the veterans of The American Legion continue to pledge their service "For God and Country" and we emphasize the spiritual foundations of our freedom. To preserve this freedom, we must continue to hold before the American people the spiritual foundations of our country. It behooves us as a Nation to arm our people in time of peril with the ageless weapons of moral and spiritual might and to uphold and preserve, unimpaired, the spiritual heritage of America. This is our goal.

In a recent Pearl Harbor observance co-conducted by our Post Chaplain, Doug Phillips, he recited the following prayers taken from words he gathered from various resources as well as from his own:

Heavenly Father, we gather today in remembrance. On this day we remember the shock of an infamous, unprovoked attack. But we also remember the resolve and courage of a nation that knew it must stand and fight for its cherished values.

Today we remember the attack on Pearl Harbor. We honor the memories of the brave Americans who gave their lives, as well as all those who stood in our defense.

This day of remembrance is a time to look back and recount their sacrifice for the cause of freedom. But we must also look forward and ask for your grace and guidance. Let us look inward to find the character and courage to stand for the life and liberty with which You have endowed us.

May everything we say and do today bring honor to those who have so nobly served, and bring glory to your Holy Name, Amen


Chaplains Prayer for Pearl Harbor Day 
We ask the Lord Jesus to have mercy on America and revive us again in this season when our hearts turn toward our very brave heroes and veterans, especially the families that are still affected by the loss of the loved ones at Pearl Harbor. America was secretly attacked and hundreds of our brave men and women lost their lives and hundreds more were injured. Many were never accounted for and every battleship of the Pacific fleet either sank or was crippled because of the sneak attack from our enemies that took America into World War II.

We pray that there will never be another attack of any kind on America. We pray for the continued wisdom of our leaders, and for our men and women that are responsible for our protection. May God Bless the United States of America, Amen.
About Pearl Harbor
It's easy!

It's fun!
Room for everyone!
There's room for everyone at our post!
Please come and see us if:

You are a war-time veteran
* You would just like to stop by and see who we are
* You would like to support our veterans in need
* You would like to make a few good friends
* You would like to use our Memorial Hall for a wedding 
  reception or some other event. Our rental fees are 
  reasonable.
* You would like to enjoy some fabulous company and
   tasty libation at Ray and Dot's. Everybody loves Ray
   and Dot's.
We are located at 6351 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI 53129
If you want to speak to someone at the Post, call 414-421-3371
If you want to speak to Ray and Dot's, call 414-421-1960
The Gift of Giving Back
Some of our members have fallen on hard times but still would like to keep up their membership. We could use your help in the form of a financial donation to help cover their dues. Any amount will be graciously accepted. You do not have to pay the full membership fee of $30.00. It is our experience that many of whom we have helped in the past have come back later to help someone else. That's what "leaving no man behind" is all about. We thank you for your generosity in advance. Please watch for your name to be published in the newsletter and on this website as another way of saying thank you. If you choose to remain anonymous, your request will be honored. 

Sincerely yours,
The Membership Committee

PS. Please make checks payable to American Legion Post 416 and write "MEM GIFT" in the memo section. Mail to Greendale American Legion Post 416, 6351 W Grange Ave, Greendale, WI 53129.
The USS Arizona marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and marines killed on the USS Arizona during Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2041. The bodies of these men still remain buried in this very place of remembrance.
It is with great reverence that we built a monument over this sunken ship.
Dear Members
This website was updated January 18th in order to bring you the calendar of events through February. See the left side of this screen.

Something else to remember during the month of February is Valentine's Day. It's on Saturday, February 14th. This important day is celebrated by many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday for most of them. The Valentine's Heart symbolizes the expression and celebration of love despite any other thing that might be going on. With everything you hear in the news these days, some things are still pretty good. Happy Valentine's Day to you! 
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