Or come to the General Membership Meeting
3rd Monday of the month at 1900 hrs.
On July 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill that opens American Legion membership to any service member that served on active duty.
If you have served federal active duty for at least one day in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.
**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
Due to the Pandemic, the American Legion Post 164 Building
(Hall and Bar) are closed until further notice.
All scheduled activities are cancelled.
The Annual Memorial Day Parade is Postponed Indefinitely Due to the Pandemic.
In lieu of the cancelled parade, Post #164 invites you to contribute to our Memorial Day video montage.
For the first time in 152 years American Legion Post 164 has had to cancel its annual Memorial Day parade and community remembrance service. We ask you to contribute to an area wide project to pay tribute to those who have died serving our country.
In communicating with town officials and in following the State of NJ Covid-19 Executive Order regarding safe social distancing it is necessary to cancel the parade for the safety of the community. The nature of a social gathering like the parade make it impossible to protect each other.
We are in uncharted waters and this wasn’t an easy decision. The Legion has had a rain or shine policy for over 150 years, but under present conditions, itt would be irresponsible to put each other and the community at risk.
Our men and women in the services died protecting us and we owe it to not only those troops but to their families and each other to social distance until this virus blows over. We owe it to all those people on the front lines right now. This will pass and we will we will rise. Americans always do.
American Legion Post #164 requests that over the Memorial Day weekend and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 you take a moment to reflect on the freedoms our men and women have fought and died for in this great nation and to take the day to enjoy the company of your family.
We still live in the greatest country in the world. Show your love-get those flags waving (at half-staff per our Governors directive).
The Legion will be creating a video montage featuring photos of local veterans and town members showing support for our fallen heroes, as well as photos from past Memorial Day ceremonies. If any member or community member has experience doing this and would like to help it would be greatly appreciated!
Photos should include the veterans name, branch and campaign or conflict. Photos with posters or Patriotic messages should be appropriate for honoring our Armed Forces.
Send us your story! Those who have a relative who is currently serving, served or was lost serving the country are welcome to submit a photo of their loved one and message to include in the video. If you would like to email that photo and a little background information we would love to know your/their story and would love to be able to share it.
Email photos and messages to: post164Historian@yahoo.com.
Thanks and please stay safe! If you or someone you know is in need in this challenging time please reach out. We are our brother and sisters keeper.