About The American Legion
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.
If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.
Post Officers 2014- 2015
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Congratulations to Our New Elected Post Officers!!
About Our Post
by Bill Twomey)
Our storied 80 plus year history reflects an extraordinary degree of commitment to America, its veterans and their families. The compassion that motivates true patriotism runs deep in the veins of our members. Our unequaled achievements for the community, state and nation are our “brushstrokes” on the canvas of American Society as it is lived here in the City of New York.
The Korony Post
253, part of the Bronx County Organization of the American Legion, has
the largest contingent of past County and District Commanders as well as
a Past Department of New York Vice Commander. The
Korony-Memorial American Legion Judo Club, organized by the Post, has
had many state and national champions. The Joseph Mazzariello Christmas
Toy Drive has brought smiles to under privileged Bronx children for over
Our focus is on
the many programs of the AMERICAN LEGION, primarily through the
philanthropic distribution of earned interest income. Through the
direct efforts of our organization, we have developed the Bicentennial
Veterans’ Memorial Park, Inc. at Weir Creek, a 9 ½ acre “oasis in the
city” dedicated to the men and women of all of America's wars and
conflicts. The park is home to many community activities such as the
Throggs Neck Girls Softball League, football games, and martial arts
exhibitions. The park is the community venue and host for concerts and
events that enhance the cultural aspect of our everyday lives.
Post members hold board positions on many borough and citywide programs including our local community board, the Bronx Borough President’s Veterans Advisory Board and the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs. We have many certified Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service people active in aiding veterans of all wars and conflicts.
We proudly sponsor the THEODORE KORONY SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION SQUADRON #253, open to all sons, grandsons, stepsons, or adopted sons of Legionnaires. They are 45,000 strong in the State of New York. www.sal.legion.org, Check out what they do and how you can join and serve too!
We are honored by our association with the THEODORE KORONY AMERICAN LEGION LADIES AUXILIARY UNIT #253, which is open to mothers, wives, sisters, granddaughters and great daughters of Legionnaires. This also applies to deceased members of the United States Armed Forces.
Presently we meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month @11:am at the American Turners of New York facility 748 Clarence Avenue Bronx, New York, 10465. The elegant ambience is a perfect setting for our meeting and events throughout the year.
We, the members of the Theodore Korony Post #253, Bronx County, Department of New York are 175,000 strong and we cordially invite you to join us! You will find a warm welcome, strong camaraderie and we will reinvigorate your passion for the ideals of your country which is still the best country on the face of the earth!
Thank you to all who attended our last meeting before the summer break. We were fortunate to have Assemblyman Michael Benedetto join with us to present certificates of appreciation to our neighbors in the community who fly their flags proudly and correctly. After our meeting, we held our annual barbeque/get together and everyone had a good time. The turn out was great.
Our next meeting will be September 21st at the NY Turner Club at 11:00 AM. Wishing you all a happy summer.
Upcoming Events -
Sunday, September 28th - Thank-a-Vet Boat Outing (Harlem Yacht Club, City Island)
10:00 AM - Breakfast
11:00 AM - Board Boat
12:30 PM - Lunch on Board
3:00 PM - Return to Harlem Yacht Club
Please RSVP to Judy Lanci at (917) 549-2261 if you would like to attend.
Tuesday, October 7th - County Meeting - 7:30 PM at John Frazier Bryan Post (1824 Bronxdale Ave.)
Sunday, October 26th - Veteran's Mass & Brunch sponsored by the Knights of Columbus (details to follow.)
Tuesday, November 5th - County Meeting - 7:30 PM at the Throggs Neck Memorial Post (1456 Shore Dr.)
Sunday, November 9th - Bronx Veteran's Day Parade - 12 noon - Assemble at the corner of Lafayette Ave. and E. Tremont Ave.
Bronx Veteran's Day Parade 2013
Find us on Facebook - Friends of Theodore Korony Post #253
We meet every third Sunday of the month at 11:00 AM at the NY Turner Club, 748 Clarence Ave., Bronx, NY
PO Box 417, Bronx, NY