New Hyde Park - Ernie Pyle American Legion Post 1089


Post History


New Hyde Park - Ernie Pyle American Legion Post No. 1089 was chartered in 1965.  The decision to organize an American Legion Post resulted from the conclusion of these Veterans that the American Legion was the representative Veterans' organization in this country. That conclusion has been proven true as today the American Legion is the largest wartime Veterans' organization with nearly 13,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. Current national membership is over 2 million and combined with the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion, membership in what is known as The American Legion Family, exceeds 3 million who care about America, Veterans, their families and our nation's youth.

Patriotic Days

MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the New Hyde Park community, the  goal of every Veteran to it's last man is to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead of all of the wars of the country; and all graves are decorated on this National Holiday.  New Hyde Park and American Legion Post 1089 honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice with an annual parade and remembrance at New Hyde Park Village Hall, 1420 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, New York 11040, and Memorial Park in New Hyde Park.

ARMISTICE DAY, now called VETERANS' DAY, originally marked the end of fighting in World War I. It is an important holiday on the calendar of Legionnaires everywhere and in the hearts of all Veterans. Annually the Post sponsored the Armistice Day Ceremony. An important tradition was established when the Post led in the memorial exercises at 11 o'clock on the morning of November 11, marking the exact hour of the cessation of hostility on the war fronts.  Veterans Day ceremonies take place in the front of the New Hyde Park Village Hall, 1420 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, New York, 11040


Scholarships and Community Projects

American LegionPost --- sponsors various scholarships for the further education of our children. We also sponsor and financially assist many worthy community projects and programs initiated by the National American Legion.

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