The American Legion Post 851 is here to help troops, Vets, and their families in times of need. The Post is located on 107 Ball Park Rd., Dingmans Ferry, PA. Post 851 is accepting members for the Legion, the SAL (Sons of the American Legion) and the Auxiliary. Donations are accepted and appreciated. There is BINGO on Wednesdays. Doors open at 10:30 AM. Games start at 12 Noon. The Post also has dinners, fund drives, raffles and the hall is available for rent for community or family events. The Post is proud to be the Chartering Organization for Boy Scout Troop 174, and readily contributes to disabled vets, homeless vets, children with disabilities, and scholarships.
The American Legion "Still serving America"
To help raise funds, the Post serves an all you can eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast every 3rd Saturday of the month. Stop by for a visit, have breakfast and enjoy some friendly conversation. See our flyers for more information.
P.O. Box 135 Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 570-828-7812
On Memorial Day 2012, Troop 174 Celebrated a 25 Year Milestone
On MEMORIAL DAY 2012, Troop 174 celebrated a 25 year milestone.
The American Legion Post 851 has sponsored Troop 174 for 25 years! To mark this occasion, volunteers from the Troop adults and parents put on a BBQ style pick nick for the Legion members and anyone who attended the Memorial Day Ceremony.
Each year our Troop has assisted the Legion with their Memorial Day Ceremony. This year being special to us we presented the Membership Of the American Legion Post with a commemorative plaque. This Memorial Day was also marked by Brendan Lamberts Eagle Scout Project, the remodeling of the War Memorial in front of the Legion Hall.
The following is a reaccounting of the presentation by our three Eagle Scouts.
Brendan: Because my friends and I put a lot of work
into the American Legion for Memorial Day
we discussed what we believe we learned…
What is Memorial Day?
A day off from school?
A day to spend time with friends and family?
Having barbecue, a bon fire, or going to the lake?
We are taught that Memorial Day is
to remember those who have passed on and have made America free.
Daniel: When we’re older,
and look back on Memorial Day,
we will remember being Scouts.
We will remember the service projects we did
to honor those who have died
so we can live the way do today
Andrew: We will remember placing flags on the graves of veterans,
seeing their names
and when they lived,
and wondering what their lives were like,
whether they lived long ago or passed away recently.
Brendan: We will remember helping take care of this monument.
Andrew: We will remember being here
and taking part in this ceremony,
and hoping we bring honor to these men and women
who have gone before us,
and bring honor to the veterans and their families here today,
Daniel: and also…
to express our gratitude to all living veterans
who have served in order to give usthisopportunity today.
Everyone in our community contributes to building scouts into the best people they can be
We feel that the people here
are some of the best people
we could hope to have influencing our lives
Andrew: We personally would like to thank the members of this American Legion Post,
and present them with this plaque
for sponsoring our Boy Scout Troop for 25 years.
All: Thank you.
Troop 174 meets every Friday, during the school year, 7:30 - 9:00pm, American Legion on Ball Park Rd. Dingmans Ferry, PA.