Wednesday, June 30, 2010


What is wrong with this sign? It seems quite nice to our American Legion members at Leadbetter-Brinklow Post 486 in Minetto.

However, it seems that a few (very few) community members urged the Minetto Town Board to have the sign removed from our American Legion park by the Oswego River. 

The reason for erecting a sign was to let people know that we have an American Legion Post in Minetto and that we meet on a regular basis. Currently we are collecting signatures of community members in support of our sign to present to the town board at their convenience. 

Leadbetter-Brinklow Post 486 is one of the earliest posts formed in Oswego County and several Oswego County commanders have served from this post. At one time, the post had nearly 165 members and was very active in parades and community service. There was a local Sons of the American Legion group as well as an active Auxiliary unit. 

It seems like the community should be proud of our heritage but it doesn't appear that way at the present time. 

So you won't see our new sign in the park this summer until the powers that be decide that The American Legion is worthy of being recognized in Minetto by its residents. The sign is resting in a corner someplace hidden from the view of anyone passing through the village. We are still not visible to the outside world or new residents in town. Seems a shame, doesn't it?

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