After the end of World War I, a group of sixteen veterans in Oxford, NY, decided to start their own chapter of the American Legion, the Fort Hill American Legion Post No. 376. They were granted their charter on September 30, 1919, shortly after the national American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress on March 19, 1919. They named it Fort Hill after a nearby historic area in the Village of Oxford said to have been built by Native Americans of the Tuscarora Nation which was one of the oldest fortifications in the east. This was the start of Post 376, a long enduring patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.
The Fort Hill American Legion Post 376 has re-opened their famous Sunday Community Breakfast! A trial breakfast on September 13 went smoothly; the breakfast tradition will continue, but not without help. (Please note there are restrictions on seating and operation, due to the ongoing pandemic. Please contact us to ask for more information on that.)
Post 376 Commander Darlene Ardron greeted the guests in full uniform, to show her support and to make sure things went smoothly. She was pleased with the outcome and happy to announce that the Sunday Breakfast "with great food and good people" is back, 7:30 – 11 a.m., however, they are short handed. The Commander implored, "We need helpers – servers, kitchen help, and cashiers; also help setting-up and taking-down tables and chairs. Please come help!"
For inquiries, volunteering, or even take-out breakfasts, call (607) 843-8166; or email email@example.com
From the Desk of Commander Darlene Ardron
MEMORIAL DAY 2021, Oxford, NY
To all of my officers, members and our people of the community:
Memorial Day is only a few weeks away, and again, there are no services at cemeteries and no Post 376 parade. It is a time when we need to give thanks to our wonderful veterans, who gave their time, their service and their lives so that we may live in a land of freedom. We all need to say a prayer for all of the families that have lost these veterans, and thank God for the peace in our world. I would like to thank ALL of you for supporting our American Legion, by coming to our take-out meals, or coming to enjoy our Sunday Breakfasts. Many thanks to our VOLUNTEERS, who every week give of their time to help us. You are all wonderful people. I am wishing you all Peace and Patience; and I am asking you always to Remember the RED, WHITE and BLUE.
God Bless You
Commander Darlene Ardron
Today, the Oxford American Legion Fort Hill Post #376 is part of the nation's largest veterans service organization. They are a member of the Chenango County American Legion, under the Department of New York. They are committed to mentoring and sponsorship of Oxford youth, community service in Oxford, upholding patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and the continuation of the care of veterans. Please peruse our website and learn about our Post, how we fufill the mission, and how you can join the Fort Hill American Legion Post 376 of Oxford, NY.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires' sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life.