COMMUNITY SERVICES

 

Community service is an important priority in our country

and a founding American Legion tenet. The American Legion

has a rich tradition associated with community service.

Working closely with other national organizations, the

American Legion annually reports over 20 million volunteer

hours.

Civic Activities

Post 833 takes part in civic activities in the Town of

Smithtown each year by providing a Color Guard for the Parades and hosting a booth at Smithtown Day to provide information concerning veterans’ benefits and services.

The Post sponsors and participates in the annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day Services for the Town and conducts the programs. Details will be posted on this site each year approximately one month before the program date.

Flag Services

The Post can assist in procurement of U.S. Flags for display at the home or business, and will accept torn and faded Flags for proper disposal. The Post will also assist families in obtaining the Blue Star Flag to honor members of the family in military service during time of combat. For details, please go to:  Flag Information

The Post Honor Guard provides Flag presentation services to organizations on request for public activities.

Memorial Services

The Post Honor Guard is available to assist families to conduct Memorial Services for deceased veterans.  Services available include:

  • The American Legion Service:  a non-denominational service conducted at graveside, or as part of a funeral or memorial service.

  • Rifle team to provide gun salute.

  • Bugler to play Taps.

  • Presentation of Flag to next of kin.  (Normally the Flag is provided by the Mortuary.  The Post can obtain the Flag if the discharge document for the veteran is available.)

To request services of the Post Honor Guard, telephone the office at (631) 724-1804 or send e-mail to commander@alpost833ny.org  Please provide as much advance notice as possible.  Many such events are arranged months in advance.

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