American Legion Matawan Post 176

American Legion Matawan Post 176 American Legion Post 176 - Matawan, NJ Commander: Matthew Ward Commander Emeritus: John "Al" Savolaine Vice Commander: Bob Montfort Vice Commander: Anthony Mapp Adjutant: Kenneth Dolinick
American Legion Post 176 is located in Matawan, NJ. The post dates back to 1920. The first Post Commander was William Sutphin who was a World War I aviator, former Matawan mayor, and U.S. Congressman.
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The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans. Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities. The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership. The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

01/01/2020

Happy New Year!

Matawan Operation Cookie Drop
11/16/2019

Matawan Operation Cookie Drop

11/16/2019
FOX 12 Oregon

FOX 12 Oregon

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Borough of Matawan, NJ
11/14/2019

Borough of Matawan, NJ

A nice event held today at Matawan Woman's Club to honor Veteran's Day and the 75th Anniversary of D Day as well as the 100th anniversary of the Matawan Am. Legion Post 176. Matawan American Legion Post 176 member, Al Savolaine led us through a descriptive telling of the landing at Normandy - D Day, and went on to explain a bit about the 100-year history of American Legion Post 176!

World War II Monument Dedication and Veterans Day Ceremony
11/13/2019

World War II Monument Dedication and Veterans Day Ceremony

World War II Monument Dedication and Veterans Day Ceremony
11/13/2019

World War II Monument Dedication and Veterans Day Ceremony

American Legion Matawan Post 176 would like to thank our community for their support during Veterans Day Weekend 2019! W...
11/13/2019

American Legion Matawan Post 176 would like to thank our community for their support during Veterans Day Weekend 2019! We would especially like to thank the following individuals for supporting Sunday's speaking event at the Woman's Club of Matawan and Monday's dedication ceremony at Rose Hill Cemetery:

Joe, Casey, and the Staff of Uras Monuments
Freeholder/Assemblyman-Elect Gerry Scharfenberger
Monmouth County Freeholder Sue Kiley
Monmouth County Clerk Christine G. Hanlon
Matawan Councilman Nicolas Reeve
Matawan Borough Administrator Louis Ferrara
Former Mayor of Matawan Paul Buccellato
GFWC Woman's Club of Matawan
Our Fellow Legionnaires from New Jersey and New York

In case you missed any of this weekend's events, we have two albums of photos available on our page!

-Matt Ward and Post 176

100 Years of the American Legion and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Speaking Event
11/13/2019

100 Years of the American Legion and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Speaking Event

100 Years of the American Legion and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Speaking Event

Thank you, GFWC Woman's Club of Matawan!
11/13/2019

Thank you, GFWC Woman's Club of Matawan!

On Sunday, November 10 the Matawan town historian, Allan Savolaine, past commander of Matawan's American legion post 176, one of the oldest in the country, gave a presentation at the women's club. The topic of his one hour speech was the 75th anniversary of D-Day from World War II and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American legion and Matawan's post 176. The women's club provided light refreshments.

On Monday, November 11, Veterans Day, the local American Legion had a presentation at Rose Hill cemetery. A granite plaque listing the names of those from Matawan who died in World War II was dedicated in front of the flagpole. Attendees were invited back to the women's club for light refreshments.

Both events were very well attended. Monday's event was attended by the Monmouth County clerk Christine Hanlon as well as county freeholder Susan M Kiley and State assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger.
These officials all stated that they had never been in the women's club before and were very impressed with our history and our facility.

I want to thank the following members who attended and helped with refreshments. They are Ann Quinn, Ginny Sanzo, Sue Constantin, Deb Stanley, Doreen Finnell and former member Sue Grove.- Cathy Savolaine

World War II Monument Dedication and Veterans Day Ceremony
11/12/2019

World War II Monument Dedication and Veterans Day Ceremony

World War II Monument Dedication and Veterans Day Ceremony

Monmouth County Clerk's Office
11/12/2019

Monmouth County Clerk's Office

Clerk Hanlon was honored to attend the American Legion Matawan Post 146’s beautiful and moving Veterans Day World War II Ceremony at Rose Hill Cemetery with Freeholders Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger.

Thank you veterans for your service and sacrifice!

Monmouth County Clerk's Office
11/12/2019

Monmouth County Clerk's Office

The Monmouth County Clerk’s Office looks forward to participating in the Veteran’s & Family Resource Fair this Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Long Branch Public Library located at 328 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740.

Our staff will be on site to issue Veterans’ Identification Cards. Please find the criteria to obtain this card on our website: http://bit.ly/2GQC2ld

Gerry Scharfenberger
11/12/2019

Gerry Scharfenberger

Thank you to Matt Ward and everyone at American Legion Post 176 for including me in the beautiful and moving dedication ceremony at historic Rose Hill Cemetery in Matawan. It was a great tribute to all of our military on Veterans Day.

11/12/2019
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11/09/2019

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This 89-Year-Old Woman Still Receives Civil War Pension
11/07/2019
This 89-Year-Old Woman Still Receives Civil War Pension

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This weekend, Post 176 invites you to move on from the partisan division of the recent election, and come together as a ...
11/06/2019

This weekend, Post 176 invites you to move on from the partisan division of the recent election, and come together as a community to honor the brave men and women who have served to defend our rights as American citizens. Please visit, like, and/or follow our official page for more information on the below event, as well as our World War II Monument Dedication on Monday, November 11th. We hope to see you there! - Matt Ward, Post 176 Commander

Sun Devil Football
11/06/2019

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Today we remember No. 42 who would have turned 43 today. #PT42

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199 Jackson Street
Matawan, NJ
07747

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Post Meeting: 2nd Monday of each month @ 7:30PM Woman's Club of Matawan Clubhouse 199 Jackson Street Matawan, NJ 07747

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