About The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
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, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.
Post Officers 2013- 2014
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About Our Post
THE THEODORE KORONY AMERICAN LEGION POST # 253 was founded in November of 1927 and named after the first local man to lay down his life for his country during WWI. Our storied 80 plus year history reflects an extraordinary degree of commitment to America, its veterans and their families. The compassion that motivates true patriotism runs deep in the veins of our members. Our unequaled achievements for the community, state and nation are our “brushstrokes” on the canvas of American Society as it is lived here in the City of New York.
Beginning in the muster room of a local volunteer firehouse, to a concrete block building of our own, to a historical mansion, to a modern facility to our present location at the American Turners of New York, on Eastchester Bay in the Bronx.
Our focus is on the many programs of the AMERICAN LEGION, primarily through the philanthropic distribution of earned interest income. Through the direct efforts of our organization, we have developed the Bicentennial Veterans’ Memorial Park, Inc. at Weir Creek, a 9 ½ acre “oasis in the city” dedicated to the men and women of all of America's wars and conflicts. The park is home to many community activities such as the Throggs Neck Girls Softball League, football games, and martial arts exhibitions. The park is the community venue and host for concerts and events that enhance the cultural aspect of our everyday lives.
The Korony-Memorial American Legion Judo Club, organized by the Post, has had many state and national champions. The Joseph Mazzariello Christmas Toy Drive has brought smiles to under privileged Bronx children for over 20 years!
The re-formation of the Veterans Day Parade, through the efforts of the United Veterans' Day Parade Committee of Greater New York, Inc. was spearheaded by the Korony Post, now in its 25th year!
The Korony Post 253, part of the Bronx County Organization of the American Legion, has the largest contingent of past County and District Commanders as well as a Past Department of New York Vice Commander.
As dedicated sponsors of the many programs that the American Legion has originated, we have changed the lives of many of our community’s young people. Through our American Flag Education program, thousands of young Americans have received their first very own personal flag and learned valuable lessons that they will remember for a lifetime.
Post members hold board positions on many borough and citywide programs including our local community board, the Bronx Borough President’s Veterans Advisory Board and the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs. We have many certified Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service people active in aiding veterans of all wars and conflicts.
We proudly sponsor the THEODORE KORONY SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION SQUADRON #253, open to all sons, grandsons, stepsons, or adopted sons of Legionnaires. They are 45,000 strong in the State of New York. www.sal.legion.org, Check out what they do and how you can join and serve too!
We are honored by our association with the THEODORE KORONY AMERICAN LEGION LADIES AUXILIARY UNIT #253, which is open to mothers, wives, sisters, granddaughters and great daughters of Legionnaires. This also applies to deceased members of the United States Armed Forces.
Presently we meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month @11:am at the American Turners of New York facility 748 Clarence Avenue Bronx, New York, 10465. The elegant ambience is a perfect setting for our meeting and events throughout the year.
We, the members of the Theodore Korony Post #253, Bronx County, Department of New York are 175,000 strong and we cordially invite you to join us! You will find a warm welcome, strong camaraderie and we will reinvigorate your passion for the ideals of your country which is still the best country on the face of the earth!
March 28th - "Support the Troops BINGO" 7:00 PM at the Sam Young American Legion Post. Tickets go on sale at the end of February. Reserve early as this event sells out quickly.
April 11th - National Commander's Visitation (Antun's in Queens) 7:00 PM.
Bronx Veteran's Day Parade 2013
We meet every third Sunday of the month at 11:00 AM at the NY Turner Club, 748 Clarence Ave., Bronx, NY
PO Box 417, Bronx, NY