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: December 9, 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)


IMPORTANT DATES IN 
DECEMBER 2014

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

3rd    Vietnam Vets Chapter Meeting
         6:30pm

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,
         40/8

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,
         Post

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

25th  Merry Christmas! Post is closed.

28th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm,
         Post

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


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  
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! 
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
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!

December 31, 2014
Join us for
GREENDALE AMERICAN LEGION POST 416 NEW YEAR'S EVE BINGO NIGHT!
 If you want to have a super great New Year's Eve, join us. Read more.
American Legion Post 416
Presents:
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!!
COMING ATTRACTIONS!
Then...
"A Dickens of A Christmas"
is Great Success in
Greendale, Wisconsin!
Friday, December 5, 2014
In Historic Downtown Greendale

A beautiful Christmas Season kickoff! 
With their "Dickens of A Christmas" celebration that happens around this time every year, the Village of Greendale came alive Saturday night with spectators strolling the beautifully lighted streets for one of those magical moments in time. The scenery was breathtaking and the shops were open for tour and business. You could hear the laughter and songs being sung all up and down the street as people toured the stores and quaint shops. It's one of those things you never want to miss! Enjoy the following photos. Life is good in Greendale, Wisconsin.
By Bob Naffier:
"December 1, 1941 will live in infamy" according to the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. On that day, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise military strike against the United States naval base in Pearl Harbor. 2,403 Americans were killed. 1,178 others were wounded. Many U.S ships and planes were bombed and destroyed. One ship, the U.S.S. Arizona, remains sunk on the floor of the harbor. It is a graveyard of many courageous souls who were trapped inside and went down with their ship.

America was outraged and was instantly drawn into World War II. We went from building refrigerators to building bombs. We went from trying to keep the peace to pounding our enemy with our unrelenting wrath. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of Japan's Combined Fleet said, "I fear that all we did was awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." He was right!

It is with a sad heart that seventy-three years later, on December 7, 2014, very few people actually observed Pearl Harbor Day! I tried to think of a reason for this and I tried to conjure up some logical excuses, but nothing came to mind. The only question I have is, "Have we all become so complacent?" If so, then we owe an apology to the many men and women who lost their lives and the many families who lost their loved ones in that terrible event. Let us never forget!
Pearl Harbor Day Observance at The Post!
Has Infamy Come and Gone?
It's easy!

It's fun!