Heart - Chapter 187, town of Evans officials and several Purple Heart recipients unveiled the new sign at the corner of Beach Road at Route 5 (near Tim Horton's) at a designation ceremony. There was a small reception at the town hall after the unveiling. In May 2015, by an act of the Erie County Legislature, Erie County officially became a "Purple Heart County," honoring those who were wounded or killed in combat.
On June 14th, Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion, held it's Flag burning ceremony on Flag Day. In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. When a flag is so tattered that it no longer fits to serve as a symbol of the United States, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by burning. Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion and the Eden Boy Scouts of America collect American Flags through out the year and after careful inspection, the Legion decides which flags should be retired.
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, The Blue Star Memorial Marker was unveiled in front of Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion. It is to honor all past, present and future men & women who have served, are serving, or will serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. Thank you to everyone that came out to our dedication. We would like to also thank; Eden Select Strings, Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion, Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion Auxiliary, Melissa Hartman, Missy Hooper, Eden High School A Capella Group, Reverend Lawrence King, St Paul’s Lutheran Church Bell Choir, Monica Hansen, Eden Elementary School Chorus, Gail Sfeir, Sandy Krege, Eden Chorale, Joyce Haag, Sharon Baur, Eden Garden Club, Laura Wickett, Ronald Maggs, Don Stuhr, Karyn Agle Sullivan, Agle’s Farm Market, Joyce O’Gorman, Patriot Guard Riders, Carol Fronczak, Hamburg Garden Club, Sandra Franz and the Gold Star Families.
The ceremony was attended by several Honor Guard members. Good company, great food & outstanding entertainment.
Please join us in congratulating the Honorable Chris Jacobs as he was sworn in as New York State Senator. He is taking his place as State Senator in the 60th District.
City Court Judge Amy C. Martoche performed the Oath of Office in the Buffalo History Museum.
Chris will be a tremendous voice of reason for his constituents as he will now serve in the Republican majority.
The Newell-Faulkner Post 880 Honor/Color Guard was asked by Chris Jacobs to present The Colors for the Swearing In Ceremony that was held at The Buffalo History Museum on January 7th, 2017.
On Thursday, November 10th, Newell - Faulkner American Legion Post 880 Honor Guard came to Southtowns Catholic School to celebrate Veterans Day. With all the students, faculty & families in the gym, the Post talked about what Veterans Day is and answered questions. The school sang the Star Spangled Banner as Richard Casseri played the saxophone. He also played a medley of military songs and asked everyone to stand if they had someone who is in or served in each branch. During the day,Veterans joined their family member for lunch at school. Thank you to Newell - Faulkner American Legion Post 880 and all the Veterans that joined us today for our celebration of Veterans Day.
Honoring Veterans is something Eden Heights holds close to their hearts. On Veterans Day they held a special breakfast for theirr Eden Heights Veterans and the Veterans from Post #880. It was a special time for the veterans to share stories and socialize. The Veterans enjoyed a breakfast, received certificates and thank you cards.