Sat 5/28 – Flags at Rockland Cemetery
Our Perry Post Legion Family will meet at the post at 9am. We’ll share some coffee and donuts, and then head over to Rockland Cemetery to put flags on veteran’s gravesites. We divide up and walk the entire cemetery, inspecting the gravesites of veterans. We place a new 12” x 18” made in the US flag on the grave of any veteran’s grave that is missing or fails to display a flag in proper condition. For any Legion Family member who wishes to come, please wear casual clothing and shoes appropriate for walking the hills of the cemetery. We will post an update here if weather forces us to consider doing this another day.
Mon 5/30 – Memorial Day Ceremonies
Palisades Ceremony – 9am – War Monument at the intersection of Closter Road and Route 9W.
- Color Guard and other legion participants – we’ll gather at the post at 8am to gather our colors and other equipment, then car pool over to Palisades.
Sparkill Parade – 11:15am – Parade line-up at John Paulding Engine Company on Rt. 340.
Sparkill Parade – 11:30am – Parade steps off.
- Scouts, athletes and other groups that want to show tribute to our fallen veterans are welcome to participate.
- Color Guard and other Legion participants – if you’re not already there from the Palisades ceremony, gather at the post around 10:45am. We’ll again divide into car pools and drive over to downtown Sparkill.
Mon Jun 6th – Tappan Zee High School Senior Award Ceremony
The John M. Perry Post 1044 of The American Legion will participate in the Tappan Zee High School's Senior Class Award Show. The Class of 2022 will be celebrated, and countless awards will be presented to the outstanding youth in this year's class. As we have done for many years, the John M. Perry Post will present two $1,000 scholarships to outstanding seniors who have family members that have served, or are presently serving, in the U.S. military.
[NOTE: to date we have no applicants. If no one applies then we will not be participating in this event]
Mon Jun 6th – Rockland County American Legion Convention
Members of the John M. Perry Post 1044 of The American Legion will participate in the Rockland County American Legion’s annual convention (June membership meeting). It will take place at Leo Laders American Legion Post 130 in Thiells NY. Dinner starts at 6:30pm and the meeting starts at 7:30pm. Delegate from the Perry Post will join others from across Rockland County to elect our 2022-2023 Rockland County American Legion leadership team.
Tue Jun 7th – Perry Post Exec Board & Membership Meetings / Election
John M. Perry Post 1044 Legionnaires will hold our June Executive Board and Membership meetings. Both will, as usual, take place at the Perry Post. The Executive Board meeting starts at 7pm, and the General Membership meeting starts at 8pm.
NOTE: at the membership meeting Perry Post Legionnaires in good standing will elect our post’s 2022-2023 leadership team.
Stay tuned for the food plans for this meeting.
Sat Jun 25th – Perry Post Annual BBQ
We’ll hold our annual summer BBQ at the Perry Post from noon to 3pm. This is open to all Perry Post Legionnaires, Auxiliary and their families. We’ll enjoy great camaraderie, great food and present our Joe Rosen Scholarships to the winners. Please come join us for this wonderful event. Held in our backyard under a tent, it will be subject to the elements, so dress casually and appropriate for the conditions. Tables and seating will be available inside for those that prefer the air-conditioned setting. We’ll supply the food, soft beverages, and adult beverages. But bring your own mixers if you wish to make yourself a cocktail or two.
HELP NEEDED: it takes a lot of human power to set up, execute and tear down from this event. Please help us if your health so permits. Members are encouraged to arrive at 10am to start the process.
Past Success of Perry Post Drives
Thanks to the generousity of our Perry Post Legion Family and our Rockland County
community, our recent drives have successfully raised a substantial amount of donations.
See the following table for the details:
THE AMERICAN LEGION
JOHN M. PERRY POST #1044
RT. 340 SPARKILL, NY 10976
~Rockland County, Ninth District, American Legion Department of New York~
Since our charter in 1938, The American Legion John M. Perry Post #1044 of Sparkill NY, has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all men and women military personnel and their families serving our country.
Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. The John M. Perry Post #1044 mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.
~PREAMBLE TO THE AMERICAN LEGION CONSTITUTION~
For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of The United States of America;
To maintain law and order;
To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars;
To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community state and nation;
To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
To make right the master of might;
To promote peace and good will on earth;
To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of Justice, Freedom and Democracy;
To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.