Monday, May 31, 2010

The Iselin American Legion
T. Nulty Post 471

The T. Nulty Post 471 of the American Legion commemorated Memorial Day with a beautiful ceremony at their post home on Brown Avenue in Iselin. “Memorial Day must never be forgotten,” said Commander Stanley Baum, shown here on the left. “It was an honor for us to participate in the ceremony for our brothers,” agreed his fellow Legion member Tony Orsini.

Times are tight for everyone, and the Iselin American Legion post is no exception. There have been discussions about whether the T. Nulty post can afford to keep their building. In spite of all the talk, they aren’t going anywhere yet. “We are still holding on,” said Second Vice-Commander Charles K. Paul, II. “But we need to raise money for the post to stay open, and to support the many programs we provide. We need to raise the public’s awareness, and we need new members.”

Through the years Post 471 has been an active community organization, contributing time, energy, and financial support to many worthwhile activities. Their efforts include a Blue Star Program to support veterans and the families of veterans currently serving on active duty, and volunteering at the N.J. Veterans Home at Menlo Park. The post has helped Woodbridge State School, Scouting organizations, Boys State, Girls State, and Legion Baseball; they distribute Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to the needy of the Township, and provide scholarships for local students, and many more activities. The T. Nulty Post shows its support of the community in countless ways; and now, it needs the community to show its support of the Post.

Buy a Brick to Support the Iselin American Legion

The Post has started a “Buy a Brick” campaign. The bricks will be used to support the Post and the programs that the post provides. More information on the Brick Campaign can be found on the Post’s website HERE.

With this fundraiser, which is already underway, personalized bricks will be installed along the walkway that leads to the front entrance of the building at 25 Brown Avenue. They will be among other honored plaques, monuments and markers, and very visible to anyone entering the building.

The brick is a standard size of 4 inches by 8 inches. It can be personalized with 3 lines of text with no more than 18 to 21 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation. The cost of each brick is $75.00.

For more information, contact Charles Paul at 732-634-4174 or by email at

Are You Eligible to be an American Legion Member?
Another great way to support the American Legion is by becoming an active member, if you are eligible. Membership requirements can be found on the American Legion website, located HERE.
If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, you are invited to become a member of The American Legion.
• April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
• Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
• June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
• Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
• Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
• Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
• Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)

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