NEWSLETTER September 2019



Post Phone n: 201-796-9667 

EDITOR: Rudy Willemsen, 973-427-8122 

PRINTING: Courtesy of  MASTER BUSINESS FORMS  973-594-8743

SERVICE OFFICER:  Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314

HOSPITAL VISIT: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314

MEETING NOTICE:  Friday, Sep. 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


                                                               SUPPORT OUR TROOPS  

Fair Lawn American Legion Post 171 will be holding a Veteran Appreciation Event on Sunday, September 15, 2019. A flyer of the event is attached. Please contact Post Commander Madeline Morales-Barrett at 201-796-9667 or for tickets or more information.pastedGraphic.png


We are starting another Legion year of service to our veterans and our community.  Our Hospital parties to the Paramus Veterans’ Home are an ongoing monthly event, We provide scholarships to Fair Lawn High School students, food certificates to the needy during the holidays, support Fair Lawn All Sports, participate in the American Legion “Boys State” programs and donate to many local organizations and charities along with other programs. This is our obligation and we can use your help and ideas to support those in need, especially our veterans and their families. I hope all of you had a pleasant summer and invite you to come join us.                             Madeline Morales Barret



Member Edward P. Sabo passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019. We offer our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.


1.) Veterans Council meeting: Monday, Sep. 9, 2019  at 7:30 PM.

2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Sep. 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM. 

3.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019. Meet at the Veterans Home at 7:00 PM

4.) Centennial Gala Dinner: Sep. 29, 2019 2:00 to 6:00 pm.


1.) VETERANS COUNCIL: Monday, Sep. 9, 2019 at our post at 7:30 PM.

2.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019. We need better participation. Need at least four. Preferably more. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00 PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend.

3.) Boys State & Girls State: Our delegates will be invited to a post meeting on November 8, to tell us of their experiences at the Boys & Girls State event.

4.) Centennial Gala Dinner: Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the “Elan Catering & Events” facility, 111 Route 46 West, Lodi , NJ.  Tickets are $50.00 each. Our post has a table of ten reserved so far. If you are interested call Madeline at 201-796-9667 for info and reservations. Deadline – Aug. 23, 2019

5.) NOTE: For up to date information on our post and activities, visit our website at  Updated information can be found here before it can be sent out by NEWSLETTER or by other means. Visit the site often. Get familiar with it’s content.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To: Nick Magarelli Jr., Harold C. Taylor Jr., George Voulgaris, Aidee Willemsen.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Mike & Cathy Gandet

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