Local Organizations

William Appleby, Post Commander

The Post has been chartered in Old Lyme since 1919. All veterans are welcome to attend meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month from September to June at 7:30 pm in the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall. The Post sends a monthly newsletter to members and prospective members. Youth programs sponsored by the Post include the annual Memorial Day Essay Contest for students in grades 5 and 6 and the "Drugs Destroy Dreams" poster contest for students in grades K through 4. The Post sends a student candidate to Boys' State, a mock government conference, and participates in Veterans' and Memorial Day ceremonies. American Legion Post Number 41 has participated for 8 years in a state program that assists veterans who are homeless or in need. Call 860-434-9812 for membership information or application.