||RENSSELAER COUNTY COMMITTEE|
SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
Comprised of all Squadrons in Rensselaer County, NY
2023 - 2024 OFFICERS
Commander / Historian
Sergeant At Arms
* Appointed by
County American Legion
|2018 - 2021
|2014 - 2018
|2012 - 2014
|2010 - 2012
|2004 - 2010
Kevin De Russo
|2002 - 2004
||Suddenly, May 19, 2006, ROBERT THIBAULT,
our County and District Advisor passed away.
He was the father of our longtime
Squadron and County Treasurer, Tom.
Both Bobís grandsons, Tommy and James are squadron members.
He was also serving the
American Legion as the Adjutant for both Rensselaer County and
Melvin Roads Post and was Post Commander 2004-2005.
He is interred at the Saratoga National Cemetery.
|County Meetings - 7pm
January 2 - Gerald O'Neil
- November 14 - Melvin Roads
March 12 - Melvin Roads
May 1 - North Greenbush
(Annual Meeting - Election of Officers)
|Annual Department (NY State) Officers Visitation Dinner
The Last Thursday in January
- Our guests are the American Legion Commander, Auxilary President and Sons Commander
and County officers and members from around the state.
- The Award Winning Legion Marching Band, Yankee Doodle Band from Fort Crailo Post plays during cocktail hour.
- The Melvin Roads and North Greenbush Posts take turns hosting and serving a great meal.
- Speeches are given by several officers about their program for the year.
Monthly Meeting & Website / Social Media Page
-- 1st Tuesday -- 6:30pm
-- 465-3312 -- 836 Broadway, Rensselaer
Gerald O'Neil Facebook
-- 2nd Tuesday -- 7pm
-- 462-7006 -- 200 Columbia Tpk., East Greenbush
Melvin Roads Squadron - Home Page
North Greenbush Memorial
-- First Wednesday -- 6:30pm
-- 283-1055 -- 111 Main Av., Wynantskill
-- 3rd Thursday, 6:30pm. (Subject to Band Practice)
-- Partition St., Rensselaer
-- 2nd Tuesday -- 7pm
Above is last submitted / known info. from the squadrons.
Every year the SAL squadron from the Gerald O'Neil Post #1683 in Rensselaer, NY goes shopping for our veterans.
For several years now, we have spent $1000 to purchase clothing items for the veterans at the Stratton VA in Albany.
This year when I called Karen Covey with Volunteer Services, she told me they were in need of sneakers; mens' and womens'.
On Jan 6, 2011, 80 pairs of shoes were delivered by some of our members: (front) Chris B. Gilluley (Adj),
(back row, l-r) Robert (Red) Keenan, Albert Buono (Com), Robert Harwood (1st Vice), Karen Covey, and John Cleary (Sgt. @ Arms).
Submitted by Bill Shanno.
June 14, 2005 ~ Members of Melvin Roads and N. Greenbush Memorial Squadrons
presenting Bill Dallas with a Certificate naming him County Vice Commander Emeritus.
October 25, 2004
Members of Melvin Roads and N. Greenbush Memorial Squadrons
Members of Melvin Roads and Gerald O'Neil Squadrons, 2003.
Members of Gerald O'Neil and Melvin Roads Squadrons, 2002.