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Mission & Purpose
The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans
organization, is devoted to mutual helpfulness, and is committed
to: The Four Pillars of The American Legion

1. Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation:
2. National Security
3. Americanism
4. Children & Youth

The Legion was chartered and incorporated by
Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to
mutual helpfulness.
The American Legion Is dedicated to a single
purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with
respect and dignity.

We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans andtheir families
can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting
for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and
educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of
veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
We are a post with a beautiful building, we
support the Boy Scouts, we have scholarships,  sponsor  Boys
State, and promote Americanism . We participate in several
military ceremonies.  In short, we are a small post with a big

It is an incredible challenge to keep every Legionnaire up to date
and informed on the issues that affect every one of us .  
Learn to
use this website and increase the exchange of information
between Post and legionnaires.

Of  course, we know veterans will be using these pages to see
what we are up to,  and might contact us to  join our Post.

We ask every veteran to explore these pages and let us know
what you find   good, bad, or missing - so we can make this a site
a place you could go to regularly for information and would want
to refer others proudly.

Feel free to drop by  to any of our meetings,

          189 Prospect Avenue,
Mamaroneck, New York 10543, NY  
on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 1900 Hours
          Write or E-Mail us:

               American Legion
            Mamaroneck Post 90
                    P.O. Box 90
       Mamaroneck, New York 10543

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Copyright@August, 2016  Updated 09-04-2018
The American Legion, approved by an act of
congress, is a   social and armed forces. The organization
was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after
World War I,.. The group has nearly 3 million members in
over 14,000 Posts worldwide.

A Post is the basic unit of the American Legion and
usually represents a small geographic area such as a single
town or part of a county.

A Post is used for formal business such as meetings and  
a coordination point for community service projects.  A Post
member is distinguished by a navy blue garrison cap with
gold piping.

NY Legion Post 50 of Pelham, New York,
Westchester County
was established in  October 1923 ,  
dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead
high-quality lives with respect and dignity.We accomplish this
by ensuring that veterans and their   families,  can access the
full range of benefits available

We are a small post, we do not even have a building, and yet
we support a Boy Scout Troop  (1), we have scholarships,
sponsor  Boys State, and promote Americanism . We
participate in several military ceremony. In short, we are a
little post with a big agenda.
Is It Work?

A U.S. Marine Colonel was about to start the morning briefing to his staff.  While waiting for the coffee
machine to finish its brewing - the colonel decided to pose a question to all assembled.

He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount
of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex was "work" and how much of it was

A Major chimed in with 75-25% in favor of work.

A Captain said it was 50-50%.

A lieutenant responded with 25-75% in favor of pleasure, depending
upon his state of inebriation at the time.

There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the PFC who was
in charge of making the coffee. What was HIS opinion?

Without any hesitation, the young PFC responded, "Sir, it has to be
100% pleasure."

The colonel was surprised and, as you might guess, asked why.

"Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have
me doing it for them."

The room fell silent.

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the holiday
spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare... You cannot find it any other time of year
but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to
turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two.

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone.
Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass.
Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. Hello?! The whole
point of going to a Holiday party is to eat other people's food for free.

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in
January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after
circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the
shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before
becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind,
you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have
two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one
dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but
avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't
been paying attention. Re-read tips, and remember this motto:  "Life should NOT be a journey to the
grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid
in sideways, chocolate and wine in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming
"WOO HOO what a ride!"

Have a great holiday season, Everyone!!

"Life is short. Drink the good wine first"

Terrorist vs German Engineering

Mathmatics according to Marine General "Chesty Puller"

The Korean War, in which the Marine Corps fought and won some of its mo brutal battles, was not
without its gallows humor.

During one such conflict, a ROK (Republic of Korea) commander, whose unit was fighting along with
the Marines, got on the horn to legendary Marine General Chesty Puller, to report a major Chinese
attack in his sector.

"How many Chinese are attacking you?" asked Puller.

"Many, many Chinese!" replied the excited Korean officer.

General Puller asked for another count.... and got a similar, anxious answer:
"Many, many, MANY Chinese!"

" %* # ! dammit ! " swore Puller, "Put my Marine liaison officer on the radio."

In a minute, an American voice came over the air: "Yes sir ! ! ?"

"Lieutenant," growled Chesty, "exactly how many Chinese you got up there ?"

"General, we got a whole shitload of Chinese up here!"

"Thank God." exclaimed Puller, "At least there's someone up there who knows how to count."

A Dead Enemy Is A Peaceful Enemy - Blessed Be The Peacemakers

If You Can Read This, Thank A Teacher.  If
You Can Read It In English, Thank A Veteran


You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to beer.
You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.
You have more wives than teeth.
You wipe your butt with your bare left hand, but consider bacon "unclean."
You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.
You can't think of anyone you HAVEN'T declared Jihad against.
You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.
You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.
You've often uttered the phrase, "I love what you've done with your cave."
You bathe at least monthly whether necessary or not.
You've ever had a crush on your neighbor's goat.

   A Jack Daniels Fishing Story

I went fishing this morning but after a short time I ran out of worms. Then I saw a cottonmouth with a
frog in his mouth.

Frogs are good bass bait.

Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog in his mouth I grabbed him right behind
the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket.

Now the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bitten. I grabbed my bottle
of Jack Daniels and poured a little whiskey in its mouth.

His eyes rolled back, he went limp. I released him into the lake without incident and carried
on my fishing using the frog.

A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot.

There was that same snake with two frogs in his mouth.


While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female crewman gave the G.I.s on board the usual information
regarding seat belts, emergency exits, etc.

Finally, she said, 'Now sit back and enjoy your trip while your captain, Judith Campbell, and crew take you safely to
Afghanistan’ .

An old MSgt. sitting in the eighth row thought to himself,

'Did I hear her right?     Is the captain a woman ? '   

When the attendant came by he said 'Did I understand
you right? Is the captain a woman?'   'Yes,'! said the
attendant, 'In fact, this entire crew is female.'

'My God,' he said, 'I wish I had two double scotch and
sodas. I don't know what to think with only women up
there in the cockpit.'  

'That's another thing, Sergeant,' said the crew member,

'We No Longer Call It 'The Cockpit'     'It's The Box Office.'

        Our Favorite Military Bumper-Stickers

Except For Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism, Socialism and Communism,
WAR has Never Solved Anything

U.S. Marines - Certified Counselors to the 72 Virgins Dating Club

U.S. Air Force - Travel Agents To Allah

Stop Global Whining

When In Doubt, Empty The Magazine

The Marine Corps - When It Absolutely, Positively Has To Be Destroyed Overnight

Death Smiles At Everyone - Marines Smile Back

Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!

What Do I Feel When I Kill A Terrorist? A Little Recoil

Marines - Providing Enemies of America an
Opportunity To Die For their Country Since 1775

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It

Happiness Is A Belt-Fed Weapon

Machine Gunners - Accuracy By Volume

It's God's Job to Forgive Bin Laden  It's Our Job To Arrange
The Meeting

Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A
Vulgar Brawl

One Shot, Twelve Kills - U.S. Naval Gun Fire Support -
Go Navy !

My Kid Fought In Iraq So Your Kid Can Party In College

An Afghan Greeting Card


THE PATRIOT MICRO CHIP is intended to be implanted in terrorists. The implant is specifically designed to
be installed in the forehead.

When properly installed, it will allow the one implanted, to speak to God. It comes in various sizes:

The exact size of the implant will be selected by a well-trained and highly skilled technician.

The implant may or may not be painless. Side effects, like headaches and nausea, are temporary. Some
bleeding or swelling may occur at the injection site.

Please enjoy the security we provide for you.

Best regards,

A United States Marine Corps Sniper

A Short Fairytale

Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'

The girl said, 'NO!' and the guy rode motorcycles, went fishing, hunting, played golf, left the toilet seat up, did
whatever he wanted, and lived happily ever after.

                                            The End

A Letter Home From Parris Island

                             Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well.  Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old
man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled..  

I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 am But I am getting so I like to sleep late.
Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things.  No hogs to
slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.  

Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water.  Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice,
cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other
regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food,  
plus yours,  holds you until noon  when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

We go on 'route marches,' which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us.  If he thinks so,
it's not my place to tell him different.  A 'route march' is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the
city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.  

The sergeant is like a school teacher.  He nags a lot.  The Captain is like the school board.   Majors and
colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing.  I keep getting medals for shooting.   I don't know why.  The
bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett
boys at home.  All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it.  You don't even load your own
cartridges They come in boxes.  

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training.  You get to wrestle with them city boys.  I have
to be real careful though, they break real easy.  It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home.  I'm about the
best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake . I only beat him once..  He joined
up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6' and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near 300 pounds dry.  Be
sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding

Your loving daughter,

A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers.  The reporter recognized the Colt Model
1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a 45?' The Ranger responded,
'Because they don't make a 46.'

An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.
The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm.
'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I
would have brought my rifle.'

Beware the man who only has one gun. He probably knows how to use it!

'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind
him.' -G. K. Chesterton

A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.
'Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.'   ~ Thomas Jefferson

"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than
the whole force of the common enemy." --Samuel Adams

     Marine Corps Rules:

1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.
3. Have a plan.
4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.
5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a '4.'
7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal preferred.)
9. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
10. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember
who lived.
13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot.

  Navy SEAL's Rules:

1. Look very cool in sunglasses.
2. Kill every living thing within view.
3. Adjust Speedo.
4. Check hair in mirror.

      US Army Rangers Rules:

1. Walk in 50 miles wearing 75 pound rucksack while starving.
2. Locate individuals requiring killing.
3. Request permission via radio from 'Higher' to perform killing.
4. Curse bitterly when mission is aborted.
5. Walk out 50 miles wearing a 75 pound rucksack while starving.

  US Army Rules:

1. Curse bitterly when receiving operational order.
2. Make sure there is extra ammo and extra coffee.
3. Curse bitterly.
4. Curse bitterly.
5. Do not listen to 2nd LTs; they can get you killed.
6. Curse bitterly.

  US Air Force Rules:

1. Have a cocktail.
2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.
3. See what's on HBO.
4. Ask 'What is a gunfight'?
5. Request more funding from Congress with a 'killer' Power Point presentation.
6. Wine & dine ''key' Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.
7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.
8. Declare the assets 'strategic' and never deploy them operationally.
9. Hurry to make 13:45 tee-time.
10. Make sure the base is as far as possible from the conflict but close enough to have tax exemption.

US Navy Rules:

1. Go to Sea.
2. Drink Coffee.
3. Deploy Marines
Go Navy !