General Leonard E. Wood American Legion Post 162




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Have a Great Summer.




Over 100 years ago the American Legion adopted the red poppy as its symbol for remembrance of  military members who lost their lives in war. The British Commonwealth countries use the poppy the same way. As a registered non-profit and charitable organization, American Legion Post 162 in Hillsdale uses the poppy as a thank you for donations we receive in May and around Memorial Day. These donations help us to fulfill our mission. The pillars of the American Legion's national mission are:

  1. Veterans Care and Rehabilitation, 
  2. National Security 
  3. Promotion of Americanism 
  4. Youth Programs. 

The public's donations are the prime source of the funds the Post has to accomplish its missions. We hope that the  public will continue to support  us.

Members of Post 162 appreciate the local businesses that allow them to collect donations at their stores. Without the support of these businesses, it would be nearly impossible to support scouting, Boys and Girls State programs, flag retirement as well as the many troops and veterans in need.








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American Legion Membership is now open to any person who served on Active Duty after December 7, 1941. See our Membership Application Page for more information. 

Click here.





General Leonard E. Wood Post 162, while located in Hillsdale, is the Home Post for residents of Hillsdale, Woodcliff Lake and Old Tappan, NJ. However our active membership includes veterans from the greater Pascack Valley, Northern New Jersey and even out of state.

Our primary mission is to support and advocate for veterans, active military, and their families, and to foster patriotism and responsible citizenship to all.

Since our charter in 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community.


To Donate to the Legion  Click Here.


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