The “re-birth” continues… Mattituck American Legion Post 861 held an Installation Ceremony of new officers, including new Post Commander John Ribeiro of Mattituck (U.S. Army Captain, Operations Officer, MACV Training Team), during their May 3 monthly meeting.
Officiating over the ceremony was Suffolk County American Legion Commander Mike Pankowski of Riverhead.
Outgoing Post Commander Bobby Neudeck of Mattituck, also honored during the evening, said that he is proud of Post 861’s growth this past year, stating, “I’m looking forward to the youth coming in, and continuing our Post’s traditions.”
In addition to Mr. Ribeiro, Art Tillman was sworn in as Post Adjutant and Chaplain, Ronald Breuer was sworn in as 1st Vice Commander, Robert Neudeck was sworn in as 2nd Vice Commander, Robert Dean was sworn in as Treasurer, Lisa A Dabrowski was sworn in as Public Information Officer and Edward Thompson was sworn in as Sergeant of Arms and WebMaster.
Post 861 has already hosted a variety of activities this year, including a Legion Membership Bowling Party, held at the Riverhead Polish Hall, and Veterans’ Social Nights, with the next one being on Friday, May 25th, at the Legion Hall. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at the Legion Hall, located at 600 Wickham Avenue, Mattituck, and start at 6:30 p.m.
The Post will also be placing American flags on the graves of veterans located in Old Bethany and New Bethany cemeteries in Mattituck.