About Our Post

      American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 was chartered on March 15, 1943.

      Our ranks are drawn from veterans of each of the Armed Forces of the United States and from all war eras from World War II up to and including Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).

    Our Post exists for veterans and their families as well as the community in which we thrive. We are dedicated to honoring and supporting all veterans who have served their country, fostering a 100% Americanism, mentoring our youth and supporting a strong national defense.

    The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life.


    Our success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism.


    The Post has an active Auxiliary Unit, American Legion Riders Chapter, and Sons of The American Legion Squadron.

    We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Council at

   24 Boulevard Ave. Greenlawn, NY.  (click for directions).

    Veterans whose infirmity may make it difficult to drive to the meetings will be picked up and returned home by those of us who are a bit younger.

    We encourage any and all war time veterans to attend a meeting, get to know us and join our "Band of Brothers."