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Joseph Loeffler Post #1006

198 First Street

Brentwood, NY 11717-4677


Still serving in the community of Brentwood for over 96 years.




......Happy 96th Birthday to us......... Post Everlasting Service TBA...........


VOL. 50    No. 11

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     Post Chaplain PPC Bob Kampel: 
     Auxiliary Chaplain PMP Brenda Sawtelle:
     Squadron Chaplain PNSC Chris Cerullo:

Members Birthdays in November
 1st-Post #1006
 1st-Geraldine Burns
 2nd-PPC Ernie Sawtelle
 3rd-PSC Cisco Rivera
 5th-Robert J. Tompkins
 6th-PSC Ron Conroy
 7th-Joe Martinez
 9th-George Buenventura
 9th-Trudy Pywar
 11th-Dennis Flynn
 15th-PPC Jim Brown
 17th-Mike Vassallo
 18th-Clarence Bloom
 21st-Chris Manley
 23rd-Bob Adamo
 24th-Charlie Nemick
 25th-Sue Wagner


 1st-Post's 86th Anniversary.
 3rd-Daylight Savings Time ends.
 5th-Election Day.
 10th-USMC birthday (1775).
 11th-Veteran's Day.
 21st-Grenada ends, 1983.


 5th-Somalia began, 1992.
 7th-Pearl Harbor, 1941.
 8th-War declared on Japan, 1941.
 11th-Germany & Italy declare war on U.S., 1941.
 15th-Iraq War ends, 2011.
 21st-Winter begins.
 23rd-Christmas Party. Bring a dish.
 31st-Official end of WW II, 1946.
 31st-New Year's Eve.



Prayer for the United Sataes

God, please watch over America,
Keep the glory in the stars,

The boldness in the stripes,
Please guard this land of ours.

God, watch over America,
Keep us safe day and night,

With freedoms proudly displayed,
Like an eagle in his flight.

God, please watch over America,
And with our liberties impart

A new patriotic spirit
In each and every loyal heart.

-Starrlette L. Howard




The History of Veteran's Day.
1918 World War I, then referred to as The Great War, ended with the implemention of an armistice, the infamous Treaty of Versailies, between the Allies and
Germany at the elenventh hour of the eleventh of day of November.

1919 November 11th, President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day. The original concept for the celebration was for the suspension of business for a two minute period beginning at 11A.M. with the day also marked by parades and public meetings.
1920 On the 2nd anniversary, France and the United Kingdom hold ceremonies honoring their unknown dead from the war.
1921 Congress passes legislation approving the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. November 11th is chosen for the date. Congress declares November 11, 1921 a Federal holiday to honor all those who participated in the war.
1938 On May 13th, Congress passes a law making November 11th a legal Federal holiday. The United States has no 'actual' national holidays because the states have the right to pick their own holidays. The Federal government can in fact only designate holidays for Federal employees and for the District of Columbia, But usually the states follow the Federal government.
1941-1945 and 1950-1953 World War II and the Korean War create millions of additional war veterans.
1954 On June 1st, President Eisenhower signs a law changing the name of the legal holiday from Armistice Day to Veteran's Day.
1968 Congress passes the Monday Holiday Law which established the fourth Monday in October as the new date for the observance of Veteran's Day. The law is to take effct in 1971.
1971-1975 The Federal observance of Veteran's Day is held on the fourth Monday of October. Initally states follow suit except Mississippi and South Dakota. Other states changed theie observance back to November 11th as follows: 1972-Louisiana and Wisconsin. 1974-Kentucky, Arkanas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, Virginia. 1975-California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolins, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming.
1975 Legislation passed to return the Federal observance of Veteran's Day to November 11th, based on popular support throughout the nation. Since the change to the fourth Monday in October, 46 states had either continued to commenorate November 11th or had reverted back to the original date based on popular sentiment. The law was to take effect in 1978.
1978 Veteran's Day observance reverts back to November 11th.







Post's Total Membership as of 11/1/24

Post Dues Paid Goal % of Goal New Members
27 225





American Legion
Post 1006

November 8th, @ 1900hrs

American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 1006

November 12th, @ 1900hrs

Sons of the American Legion
Squadron 1006

November 1st, @ 1930hrs


American Legion Riders
Chapter 1006

November 19th, @ 1000 hrs

Board of Directors
Post 1006

November 8th @ 1800 hrs

Suffolk County
American Legion

November 1st, 1800 hrs @ Post #833


Drill Team/Color Guard
Post 1006


Joseph A. Kirk
Voiture # 713

November 13th, 1900 hrs  via Zoom

Suffolk County
American Legion Auxiliary

November 9th, 1000 hrs @ Post #411


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Legion Riders Challange Coin

AL Riders


See Brian Fowler.

SAL Challenge Coin



See Brian Fowler. See pictures below. 6 & 7.

SAL Shirts

See photo below.


See any SAL member. Many sizes. See p4 below.




See bartender See p2 below.

Assorted Bumper Stickers

Services, Legion, etc..

$1.00 each

See bartender. See p3 & 5 below.

Post License Plates

Put them on your car, or swap 'em.


See bartender. See p1 below.


Post phone number: 435-9636.


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