Thursday, October 15, 2015




The annual American Legion Family Holiday Gift Shop Program will take place at the Syracuse VA Medical Center again this year.
 It is never too early to start thinking of Christmas for our Veterans at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Gift Shop Dates are:

Dec. 5th (Saturday) VA 10 am. 
Unload gifts from trailer and set up auditorium.

Dec. 6th (Sunday) VA Auditorium 8 am
Load carts & distribute, wrap and mail gifts.

Dec. 7th (Monday) VA Auditorium 8 am
Load carts & distribute, wrap and mail gifts.

Dec. 8th (Tuesday) VA Auditorium 8 am
Distribute, wrap and mail gifts until all veterans have been served and packages ready for mailing. Pack up and load on trailer.

Monetary donations toward Gift Shop can be used from Poppy Fund monies and Bell Jar. If you send donations to County, please make sure to specify Unit # (Post # or Squad #) and amount so I can thank the appropriate people. 

DO NOT SEND donations directly to the VA as it will go in their General Fund.

Please make checks payable to: HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP 
and send to:  Jayne Fust, P.O. Box 72, Brewerton, NY 13029

Let me know how many are coming to Gift Shop and when.
You may leave a message on (315) 676-5432.

Coffee/tea/hot chocolate and donuts will be served
every morning EXCEPT Saturday. A light lunch will be
served on Sunday and the VA provides vouchers
on Monday and Tuesday.

All members of the American Legion Family are invited
to participate in this program. Let us give of ourselves
in the true spirit of God and Country!

Jayne Fust
VA Holiday Gift Shop Chairman


Just received word that on Wednesday, November 11 (Veterans Day), TOPS markets will honor an 11 percent discount off a total order to all veterans and their immediate family members who shop at any Tops location.

Customers should provide proof of service that they, or a family member living in the same household are a U.S. veteran, active duty, reserve or retired military personnel to automatically receive an 11 percent discount off their total purchase that day.

Tops is a long-time supporter of military associates and customers, including support of the American Veterans Tribute Traveling Wall, Honor Flight Missions, sending care packages for troops serving domestically and overseas, VA hospital visits and participation in veteran job fairs, parades and expos. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015


The 5th District American Legion met today in Lowville at Post 162 at the firehall nearby. Representing Oswego County were Commander Fred Waters, David Walker, Tom Brown, Shawn Mills, James Ellis, Delos Rowlee and 5th District Sergeant-at-Arms Richard Palmer. 
 Commander Leslie Crossett chaired the meeting and the department membership chairman was present to give information on to those attending. It is a powerful tool to use for your membership and is very useful in maintaining your post membership.