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: November 28, 2014
Notice: Our next "General Membership" meeting is on Thursday, December 18, 2014 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, January 8, 2015 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, Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00pm.
(Always meets the 1st Thursday of every month)


2nd   Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm                    for Firing Squad

4th    Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am,
         Firing Squad

5th    Vietnam Vets Chapter 1 Meeting          6:30pm

​6th    Executive Board Meeting 7:00pm
           MCL - Badger Detachment 7:30pm

9th    Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm 
         for Post

10th  Veteran's Memorial Committee    
         Meeting 6:30pm

11th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for 
         Firing Squad

13th  Firing Squad Meeting 7:00pm
         SAL Meeting 7:30

16th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00 - Post

18th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for          Firing Squad
         DAV Meeting 3:00pm

19th  4th District Meeting 7:30pm - Post          400 at Post 416  ​

20th   Post and Auxiliary Meeting 7:00pm

23rd   Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm, Post

24th   VFW Meeting 6:30pm

25th   Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am, 
          Firing Squad
          40/8 Meeting 7:00pm

30th   Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm,  


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

3rd    Vietnam Vets Chapter Meeting

4th    Executive Board Meeting 7:00pm
         MCL - Badger Detachment 7:30pm

6th    VFW Christmas Party

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

8th    Veteran's Memorial Committee
         Meeting 6:30pm

9th    Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am,
         Firing Squad

11th  SAL Meeting 7:00pm

13th  Post Christmas Party 5:30pm

14th  Bingo in Memorial Hall, 6:00pm,

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

17th  4th District Meeting, Post 434 at
         Post 416

18th  Post Meeting 7:00pm

21st  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm,

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

25th  Merry Christmas! Post is closed.

28th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm,

31st  New Year's Eve Bingo 6:00pm,
         Firing Squad  

Other News!
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! 
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  

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
Interested in becoming a cameraman or woman 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? It's easy, just ask questions! 

It's impossible for me to be at two events at one time to get these shots. Where will the pics appear? Right here on the website. It's just a matter of getting the material. We're looking for excitement, human interest stories, and you name it. I can accept any kind of photo media, but I'm best at using digital pictures such as the ones you might capture on your digital camera or phone. 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 at some restaurant...I'll buy!

Thanks for your help! Give me a call if you have any questions.
Bob Naffier
Website Administrator
I want to welcome Dan Crass as an Associate Website Administrator. Dan is a member of our post at Greendale American Legion Post 416 and he is on the Firing Squad. He is also familiar with website design, development, production and so on. Thank you Dan. You can tell I'm a Navy man because, welcome aboard!

On that note, if anyone is interested in learning website design, etc., call me at 414-520-0538 or see me around the post. It's a great way to add to your repertoire of knowledge and ability and it's free. No one is too young or too old to learn it and it can really be a lot of fun if you have the right teacher. I'm the right teacher. Give me a call! Bob Naffier.
Whenever someone asks, "What does The American Legion do?"; tell them to take a look at this!
Thank you for serving!
(Corrections made to the article on the flag retirement at the proposed site for the Veterans Memorial)

December 31, 2014
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American Legion Post 416
Greendale Winterfest 2015

Hosted by Sons of The American Legion.
This is an annual event.
Read more!
Check it out! 
Coming up 
Saturday, January 31, 2015!!
Saturday morning, November 22, 2014 at 10:00

These wartime veterans seen in this movie vowed many times to sacrifice their life to protect the ongoing freedom of our American Citizens. In honor of that great commitment and ultimate sacrifice made by so many, the veterans and residents of Greendale propose a beautiful Veterans Memorial to be built on a remote and unused parcel of land owned by the Greendale Schools. The land was vacant for 75 years with no plans for improvement. The school board voted down the project by 3-2. The two “yes” votes on the board were from the men. The three “no” votes were from the women who claimed that the memorial had no business being built on this unused piece of property, even though it stood vacant for so long. One of the "No" voters said the memorial lacked educational value. She then corrected herself under pressure by saying it was not in the best interest of the students. The veterans and community members asked the "No" voters for special reconsideration, however none was given. The number of community members at the meeting in favor of the memorial on the site was 10 - 1.

The above video shows many wonderful people from Greendale who placed American flags on the property to show their support to the veterans. You see them now come together to help remove them and, finally, you see the veterans ultimately leave the property. This should not be interpreted that the veterans and community have given up on the proposed site for the memorial, but rather this is a procedure consistent with flag etiquette. Specifically, the American flags and signs are removed before the heavy winter snow buries these symbols of our freedoms. 

We thank all the wonderful people of Greendale who support this very worthy cause. We also thank the two school board members who voted “yes." We proudly acknowledge you for your strong American patriotism. And finally, we thank the United States Marine Corps Band for the playing the accompanying music heard in this video. Thank you for serving!

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Special message: The video seen here should not be interpreted that the veterans and community have given up on the proposed site for the Veterans Memorial, but rather this is a procedure consistent with flag etiquette. Specifically, the American flags and signs are removed before the heavy winter snow buries these symbols of our freedoms. 
Thank you to the United States Marine Corps Band for your contribution of the music played in this video.