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American Legion

Joseph P. Mangan Post 1194

363 West Services Rd

Binghamton, Ny, 13901

Phone: (607) 772-1538


Brian Brown

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service-members and communities.

The Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.

The American Legion is a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

Please have your card available when you come into the Legion. we id. thank you.

U.S. Navy (USN) Birthday October 13

Day of the Deployed October 26

National Military Family Month Entire Month Of November

Marine Corps Day/Birthday November 10

American Legion Auxiliary Was Founded Nov. 10,1919

Veterans Day November 11


Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from Sept to May

Legionnaire @ 7:00 pm

ALA @ 7:00 pm

SAL @ 6:00 pm

Marine Corps League General Meetings are the first Monday of each month @ 7pm

Riders Meet From March to November @ Noon Every 1st Sunday of The Month

We want your input. Please join us, we would love to have you.

Rada Packets Should Be Here Soon!

Rada packets should be here by Octobers meeting. If you want a packet get with Jo. She is also going to open a Rada ordering page. Ill link it on the Facebook page as well as here.

Can You Find The Queen??

Stop down to the Post during hours of operation and get your Queen of Hearts ticket. If you don't understand how to play the game directions are on the board and the bartender will also help you. Drawings are every Friday Night good luck!


Riders know this, but the general public may not be aware. If you have never been part of a benefit ride you should know at least this:

Bikers PAY to ride. Something they could do for free. But they choose to pay to ride, the fee can be anywhere between $10 to $20 or $30 per person. Not only do they pay to ride, they usually drop a lot of cash for the extras. Raffles, 50/50, and silent auctions, even Toy Runs for kids....

When you see a group ride by, they are probably riding for charity/great causes/benefits! Instead of getting upset because they blocked traffic or caused you a slight delay, please remember this: They are very generous people!!!

Give them space and your patience. It sometimes helps to have a little reminder about things. So please be patient and smile when you see them because they are doing something good for someone you may know, or for a good cause.

Rib Cook Off Winner Announced

Congratulations "Fat Jack" Jack Poyneer! The winner of the 2nd Annual BBq Rib Cook Off at Post 1194 was announced Saturday. Jack was shocked that he won best ribs, his dream is to open his own BBq Rib place and call it Fat Jack Smoke Shack, and says this has given him more incentive to do so. Ten competitors from the community began as early as 4am BBqing their ribs for a public blind taste test and the chance to win the pellet smoker grill, but most of the cooks i've talked wanted the title won by Jesse Dutcher in 2019 of best ribs and the award to hang on their wall. Congratulations "Fat Jack" we will see you next year.

Post 1194 would like to thank Post 291 for hosting the 71st NYS American Legion Bowlers at Lucky Strikes. Everyone did an amazing job, very professionally done and the lanes were fabulous. What a great event!

Have you ever wondered what to do with your retired flags?

At Post 1194 you can drop them off anytime, day or night, in our red white and blue mailbox located at the entrance of the Post.

A statue of a saluting soldier wearing Vietnam-era gear now stands atop a tree stump in front of American Legion Post 1194 in Hillcrest.

The Legion had a large tree in their front yard that was dying and had to be removed, but the Sons and Auxiliary of the Legion had a good idea.

The statue was carved from the tree, sealed, and painted.

Sons Commander Mark Rinker says the Legion wanted to accurately express their appreciation for area veterans.

“Every time I do drive by, I get chills. We wanted to do it to thank all our veterans, and now I think that was a good way to thank them and appreciate what they do, what they have done for us and the community and the country,” says Rinker.

The tree itself had stood for close to 80 years in the Legion’s front yard.The statue has already gotten lots of attention from passers by.

To see video click the picture.

by: NC 34 Staff

Posted: Sep 21, 2020 / 05:32 PM GMT-0400 / Updated: Sep 21, 2020 / 05:33 PM GMT-0400





Hosted by Fundraising Brick

For additional information regarding our engraved brick campaign

please contact Brian Brown at

bobbybrown7172@gmail.com or call (607)427-7883.

Money raised from the brick sales will help fund improvements and upkeep to our monument.

Kneeling Soldier Donated

Post 1194 would like to thank Allen Ockenhouse who donated kneeling soldier out front that was by and Made by Chico Vasquez.

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255

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