The officers and members of the Scituate American Legion
Post 144 welcome you to our WEB page.
We stand ready to encourage patriotism, serve our community,
and to honor veterans.
Join us in paying tribute to a great nation and it's men and
women who served our country.
Whether you served on the battlefield or in support of the battlefield,
whether you served on a quiet ocean or a war torn ocean, it doesn't
matter. All that matters is that you served your country when it was
shedding its blood.
Scituate is located 17 miles south
of Boston on the coast.
Please consider patronizing the following businesses who contributed to making the 2013 Veterans Honoring Veterans event a huge success.
The members of Scituate Post 144 and all Scituate veterans thank you very much.
Anderson Fuel, Inc 331 Gannett Road North Scituate, MA 02060 781-545-0123
Jack Conway Real Estate 80 Front St Scituate, MA 02066 781-545-4100
Donohue Seamless Gutters, Inc. Scituate, MA 02066 781.545.2649
Harbour Insurance 301A Driftway Scituate, MA 02066 781-545-6400
An-Louise Johnson DMD MD PC 56 New Driftway Ste 309 Scituate, MA 02066 781-545-6565
Magill and Gardner Physical Therapy 28 New Driftway, Scituate, Mass. 02066 (781) 545-8114
R B D Construction Inc Roofing and General Construction 494 Hatherly Rd Scituate, MA 02066 (781) 545-2121
Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home 382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA 02066-3313 781-545-0196
Dr. Gordon Price O.D. 85 Front St Suite 81 Scituate, MA 02066 (781) 545-0792
The Inn at Scituate Harbor 7 Beaver Dam Road, Scituate Harbor, MA 02066 781-545-5550
The Village Market Place 71 Front St Scituate, MA 02066 781-545-4896
James Wall DMD 754 Country Way Scituate MA 02066 (781) 545-4181
From the American Legion website article; War Era Debate: A Veteran is a Veteran
A post by the National Adjutant
"The question needs to be asked: Are the vast majority of people who have served during wartime and not been shot at any less
of a veteran of that war than those who were on the front line?
Are they not entitled to be called and to think of themselves as War Veterans? Is there something curiously less than acceptable about
their service? Should they be not proud that they served?
Do they stand in the shadow of those whom they supported? Are they like the red-haired stepchild? If 90 percent of those who enlist
are going to end up being "less than real veterans," why should they bother?
On the other hand, the hand of God or Uncle Sam can at any moment change one of those guys' statuses, and that guy has no control
over what happened. Nonetheless, when called, he was ready.
He trained just as hard as the next guy, and was just as willing as the next guy to go where sent. These are real questions and they go
right to the heart of honorable military service."
So all of you veterans, who served during the appropriate times as set forth in the American Legion requirements,
please join us.
You are very welcomed!
Post Mail Address
Scituate American Legion Post 144
Post Office Box 577
Scituate, MA. 02066
General Meeting Dates
Meetings at the GAR Hall on Country Way, Scituate.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 26th at 7PM.
Meeting location: The GAR Hall on Country Way. Additional parking at the Masonic Lodge.
AGENDA ITEMS Agenda - General Meeting - Agenda Items
Next Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday - 7:00 P.M. September 9th at the Little Red School House, Cudworth Rd.
Agenda for Executive Committee Meeting
See Other Activities below:
I. Pledge/Prayer/Sick Call All
II. Finance Steve Litchfield
III. Membership Ed Covell
IV. Americanism Ed Covell
V. Service Officer Activity Andre Farhat
VI. Web Master/Historian Bob Callahan
VII. Other Activities -
4th of July Plans Commander
Flag-up Scituate Ed Covell
2013 District Ten Meeting and District Oratory Contest at the GAR Hall, Scituate
The District Ten meeting held at the GAR Hall in Scituate.
The winner of the District oratory contest, on the left, is Tim Trocchio and Jen Sebell was the runner up.
Both did an excellant job and both will be going to the Zone competition.
Next Post Event
Saturday August 30th muster at the beach parking lot near the fire station at 1230 hours.
Please participate to give a good military style send off to summer.
The ballots for the proposal to ask District Ten to consider changing the eligibility requirements for membership in the American Legion were tallied at the July 8th meeting of the Executive Committee. Seventy one ballots were sent out and fourty eight were returned. None came back as undeliverable. Thats a 67% return which, in my opinion, is impressive.
The results are: 24 votes in favor and 24 votes opposed. A two thirds vote was required for passage.
The resolution failed so the Post will not sponsor this change.