We continue to support Operation Backpack of the Bergen County Division of Veterans Services, which is helping to provide clothing and necessities to needy veterans. At the end of June, we donated clothing that can be used for job interviews or any other occasion where they need a dress shirt and slacks. Pictured below on the left with Commander Langner is A. J. Luna the Director of the Divison of Veterans Services in Bergen County. Pictured below on the right is our February 2018 donation. The Division works hard to provide support of veterans in financial need. They recently completed installng ramps at qualified veterans homes to allow them easy access. if you are a veteran in need, contact our Service Officer, Fred Grimaldi.
Hillsdale Five Plaques Update
We are working with the Borough to provide better protection and landscaping around the bases of the plaques at our sports fields. They were dedicated in 2015 to honor the five young men who died while fighting for our country in Vietnam.
Pictured bleow on the left is Commander Langner and Legionnaire Joseph Sgroi. Joe is a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. He has made an immediate impact on the post by being one of our top five Poppy Program contributors. Congratulations Joe! Pictured below on the right with Commander Langner are new members Adam Tate, US Army (Desert Shield), Ji Park, US Navy (Active Duty) and Tom Kelley, US Navy (Desert Shield).
The Post respectfully retires worn flags a couple of times a year. We are helped by the Hillsdale DPW who let us use the back of their yard for the ceremonial disposal.
One of the first things our new Sons of the Americal Legion squadron did was to replace a worn flag at the Hillsdale home of Visnu Gonzales, a disabled Marine who was seriously injured in Iraq.
Memorial Day 2018