Veterans serving veterans, the community, the state and the nation since 1924!

The Four Pillars of The American Legion


The American Legion's four pillars - Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children and Youth - are as relevant today as when our organization was founded in 1919.

These four pillars are what connect Legion Posts from Coast to Coast and all of our overseas Posts as well.  The are the foundation for what we do for veterans, for the youth, support defense, support Americanism, and the community.

Here in Manchester we support each of these pillars with the support of local veterans, either in Manchester or the surrounding communities any way we can.  We support the Boy's State program by sending youth to the yearly convention, along with working with the Auxiliary Unit 102 to support the youth of the community.  We sponsor an American Legion Baseball Team, we honor and remember those who served and sacrificed on Memorial Day along with other patriotic holidays.

Membership Eligibility

Eligibility requirements for The American Legion membership shall be limited to the men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service: Gulf War/War on Terrorism August 2nd 1990 to date of cessation; Panama December 20th 1989 to January 31st 1990; Lebanon and Grenada August 24th 1982 to July 31st 1984; Vietnam War February 28th 1961 to May 7th 1975; Korean War June 25th 1950 to January 31st 1955; WWII December 7th 1941 to December 31st 1946; and WWI April 6th 1917 to November 11th 1918.

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Meeting Dates

Next Meeting:
December 14th, 2016 

2017 Meetings Dates:
  • January 11, 2017
  • February 8, 2017
  • March 8, 2017
  • April 12, 2017
  • May 10, 2017
  • June 14, 2017 
Membership meetings are being temporarily held at the Masonic Lodge on East Main Street in Manchester
Address: 25 East Center St, Manchester, CT 06040

Post 102 Officers

Post Commander: Joe Haney,  Navy, Persian Gulf Era

Post AdjutantJoe Haney, Navy, Persian Gulf Era

Senior Vice CommanderPete Lund, Navy  Lebanon/Grenada Era

Junior Vice Commander: Dawn Cushman, Navy  Lebanon/Grenada Era

Finance OfficerBarry Lazlo, Navy, Vietnam Era

ChaplainBill Pomeroy, Army Vietnam Era 

Service Officer:  Aaron Jones, Army, Persian Gulf Era - Iraq

 Sergeant at ArmsDennis Hoekstra, Navy Seabee, Vietnam Era