On Sunday morning, a group of men and women took their seats in front of a podium set up outside Southold American Legion Post 803. They were there in honor of Veterans Day, which was once called Armistice Day and marks the end of fighting in World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. READ
Sunday marked the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, with the treaty that brought the end to the Great War, World War I, signed at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, 1918. (more…)
The mural designed by a Greenport High School student to be displayed in the commander’s office at the Southold American Legion is complete.
Andrea Ochoa finished the painting, which depicts four people — a young girl reading, a student at graduation, someone holding a military rifle and someone wearing an American Legion dress hat — over an American flag backdrop. A selection committee of veterans chose the design among the submissions from students in the contet. (more…)
As a young man serving in the Marines during the Vietnam War, George Sullivan envisioned a career in the military. A mission to help rescue the crew of a downed helicopter altered that path, changing his life forever. READ
Benjamin the golden retriever has several neat tricks to help his master, Joseph Worley. READ
Jazz singer and Southold native Allison Mann visited her hometown early last spring with what seemed like a random request for her parents. (more…)
American legion Ladies Auxiliary president Patricia Bianculli presents Evelyn McConlogue of East Marion with an award for her more than 75 years of service. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)
World War II hadn’t even begun when Evelyn McConlogue became a member of the American Legion as a child.
CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | A classic car show fundraiser was held in Southold Sunday to benefit the Sweeney family of Laurel.
More than 400 local residents attended a classic car show in Southold Sunday to support Mattituck fireman Michael Sweeney and his family.
The Sweeney home in Laurel was badly damaged in a fire just two weeks ago.
The benefit classic car and motorcycle show at the American Legion Hall was organized by a group of Mr. Sweeney’s oldest friends. You can read more about how the fundraiser came to be by clicking here.
FACEBOOK PHOTO | A fundraiser for Arnoldo Sandoval, a 2007 Southold graduate, will be 8 p.m. Saturday.
A fundraiser will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday to support Arnoldo Sandoval, a 2007 Southold graduate, who has been suffering from lupus. Mr. Sandoval has faced staggering medical expenses as he’s dealt with the illness.
The fundraiser is a dance at the Southold American Legion and will feature a DJ and refreshments. The cost is $20 and there will be a raffle for items, including a big-screen TV, and gift certificates from local merchants.
Lupus is a “chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs,” according to the Mayo Clinic. “Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.”
There is no known cure for lupus, but treatments can control the symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.