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Legion Corner 1978

May 9 1978

Legion Corner

By A. Kowalski


What do you say, when your right arm is cut off? What do you say when you lose an eye? What do you say, when a leg is amputated? That’s how it is with Greenpoint. We lost one of our vital organs. How do you cope with such a sudden, sad event, in our daily living.

St. Stan’s Post will always remember their “Friend.” A man who always had time to answer a question or be of aid and assistance in any matter, no matter how trivial.

In respect to the passing of Sgt. Walsh, Nick Stefanizzi, Jr., Commander of 1771, has ordered our Flag to fly at “Half Mast” all week.

To the family of Sgt. Thomas Walsh, Our Commander wishes to express the deepest sympathies of his executive staff and all the Post members. Yes, “He shall be missed.”

June 13, 1978


By A. Kowalski


Welcome Legionnaires, to St. Stanislaus Memorial Post #1771 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the Garden Spot of the World. It is our pleasure to offer our community and our Post as the site of the 60th Annual Kings County Convention.

We sincere1y hope the members of Amity Post, Anfuso-Sessa Post, Badame-Sessa Post, Bay Ridge Post, Sgt. James J. Bealin Post, Bedford Memorial Post, Elmer E. Bennett Jr. Post, Floyd Bennett Post, Boro Park Post, Brewery-Keenan-Heisser Post, Brooklyn Post, Brooklyn Nurses Post, Bill Brown Post, Callahan-Kelly Post, Canarsie Post, Sgt. Joseph A. Carollo Post, Chase-Manhattan Bank Post, Michael E. Clavin Post, Lt. W.E. Coffey Post, Coney Island Post, Con Edison Post Court Attaches Post, Cummings Brothers Post, Cummings-Dugan Post, Cypress Hills Post, Geo. P. Davis Post, Joseph J. Diamond Post, Frank J. Dombrowski Post, Eckes-SchubertPost, Lt. Stanley W. Erickson Post, Charles D. Finnegan Post, Martin J. Fiore Post, First New York Cavalry Post, First Women’s Post, Flatlands Post, Fort Hamilton Post, 47th New York Infantry Post, Fraternity Post, Gowanus Memorial Post, Grand Army Plaza Memorial Post, Horn & Hardart Post, Hudson Post, Kensington Memorial Post, Sgt. Joyce Kilmer Post, Kings Co. Ltg. Co. Post, Kings Highway Post, Liberty Post, Linotype Post, Lithuanian Memorial Post, Long Is. Grooto Post, Sgt. Edward M. Looney Post, McFadden Bros. Post, Luigi A. Macri Memorial Post, Dolly Madison Post, Mapleton Memorial Post, Marlboro Memorial Post, I Mellett Bros. Post, Anthony Mondello Memorial Post, New Lots Memorial Post, Ninth Ward Memorial Post, Old Glory Post, 106th Irrlantry Post, J. W. Person Post, Plumbers Memorial Post” Pres. Boro of Brooklyn Post, Michael A. Rawley Jr. Post, Renehan-Hurley Post, Reville Post, Thomas F. Robinson Post; Cpl. Sydney Rosenberg Post, Rugby Post,’ Wm. E. Sheridan Police Post, Sixth Memorial Post, Rev. Stan E. Smith Memorial Post, Sperandeo Bros. Memorial Post, Sutured Heart Post, Thirteenth Post, Al Thomas-San Felippo Post, Charles Vintis Post, Geo. Washington Memorial Post, West End Post, Williams burgh Post, Alfred Wilson Post, Windsor Tetrace Post, James 1. Young Post, OTB Post and Starrett City will take advantage of our hospitality and join with us in making our annual convention a huge success.

Yours in the Legion

Nicholas Stefanizzi Jr. Commander


COMMANDER Nicholas StefanizziJr.
Thomas Lisacek,
John Jakubauskas
Harry Schwartzi
ADJUTANT Michael Gallo
FINANCE OFFICER Michael Justynowicz, P.C.
HISTORIAN John E. Leddick
SERVICE OFFICER Richard Fitzgerald,P .C.
SGT-AT-ARMS Theodore Maack
Dominick Gallo,
Gregory Lydting,
Edward Strack,
Lawrence Accardi

September 12, 1978


By A. Kowalski


Some people call me Old Glory, others call me The Star Spangled Banner, but whatever they call me, I AM YOUR FLAG. The Flag of the United States of America. Something has been bothering me, so I thought I might talk it over with you because it is about you and me.

I remember some time ago people lined up on both sides of the street to watch, the parade and naturally. I was leading every parade, proudly waving in the breeze. When your daddy saw me coming, he immediately removed his hat and placed it against his left shoulder so that his hand was directly over his heart Remember?

And you, I remember you. Standing straight as a soldier. You didn’t have a hat but you were giving the right salute. Remember little sister? Not to be outdone, she was saluting the same as you with her right hand over her heart Remember?

What Happened? I’m still the same old flag. Oh, I have a few more stars since you were a boy. A lot more blood has been shed since those parades of long ago.

But now I don’t feel as proud as I used to. When I come down your street you just stand there with your hands in your pocket and I may get I a small glance and then you look away. Then I see the children turning around and shouting they don’t seem to, know who I am I saw one man take his hat off then look around. He didn’t see anybody else with theirs off so he quickly put his back on.

Is it a sin to be patriotic anymore? Have you forgotten what I stand for and where I’ve been? Anzio, Guadalcanal, North Africa, Iwo Jima, France. Then I went to Korea and Viet Nam. Take a look at the Memorial Honor Rolls sometime, of those who never came back-to keep I

this Republic free.. One Nation Under God When you salute me, you are actually saluting them.

Well, it won’t be long until I’ll be coming down your street again. So, when you see me, stand straight, place your right hand over your heart and I II salute you, by waving back and I’ II know that…



Legion Corner

By A. Kowalski


American Legion area conference was held at the Kings County Clubhouse, last Saturday afternoon. Presiding over the proceedings was Department Vice-Commander, Joseph Saia. The conference included the 2nd arid 10th Districts. The 2nd Districts includes Kings and Richmond Counties. The 10th Districts consists of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 80th Districts were well represented. The guest speaker was the Department of New York Commander, Frank Giambra.

Americanism and Membership were the main topics. Legislative and financial reports were given by the Department. Report will probably be given at the next County meeting.


Last Wednesday evening, Kings County Commander Nicholas Stefanizzi and his whole staff were installed by our Department Commander Frank Giambra. They will serve the County till next June.

Dinner was served in the Clubhouse before the Installation. The Installation of Officers took place about 8:30 p.m. Refreshments were served after the installation.


Those posts who are under direct billing should be getting in the mail their notices, this week. Once again may I remind you that those of you who have paid their dues for 1979 and received their membership cards should disregard the notice. Your membership chairman knows you paid. The processing of the cards is a slow progressive method. As I mentioned in the past, your membership card is your receipt.


It’s going on now! in our Post. There are four rides. The Ferris wheel, the Whip, The Octopus and a general ride for the Kiddies. Our doors open weekdays at 7 p.m. and Sunday, the last day of the Carnival, the, doors open at 3 p.m. Admission is FREE!


During the Carnival the Post Lounge is closed. Members are asked to come down and help for the remaining days of the Carnival. Take the load off those who are showing up daily. They need a breather. John Montagano P.C. is the Carnival Chairman. He’s doing a GREAT job. He needs your help!

I won’t try to sneak in, this time, about the dues. Those of you who have paid in the past week, your cards are in the mail, as you read this column…Remember the Unit’s Anniversary on October 28th and on November 24th Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra is coming to the post Friday, October 6th, “A Nite At The Races.-”


Appointed District Sgt.-At-Arms in the 2nd District was Albin Kowalski of St. Stan’s Post.

Legion Corner

By A. Kowalski


How did you like the snow this past week? I hear every affair in the Greenpoint area was cancelled or postponed. This included the Junior Past President’s Dinner for Mildred Stefanizzi of St. Stanislaus Memorial Unit # 1771. I haven’t heard officially but a meeting will be held by the dinner committee to reschedule the date.

The calendar must be checked for an available date. Soon as I hear the final plans, I shall let you know through this column and if time will permit, through the “Post Journal.”