Pocono Base Regular Meetings: 1900 on the third Wednesday of the month at:
Wilson E. Fischer American Legion Post 413, Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, PA.
( occasionally a meeting may be scheduled for another time and/or place in the area. )

Maps and Directions to Wilson E. Fischer American Legion Post 413

Engagement details and dates are subject to change.     Please check this page prior to the expected event.     Yearly Calendar
16 Jan - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
(Exec Board Meeting, if required, @ 1800)
[Nominations at this meeting - even numbered years].
20 Feb - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
[Additional Nominations at this meeting - even numbered years].
10 March - Sunday Daylight Saving Time Begins
20 Mar - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
[Elections at this meeting - even numbered years]. .
17 Apr - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
15 May - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
27 May - Monday MEMORIAL DAY  Parade, Pocono Pines.   Plans are to form up at the school/cemetery 09:30, Step off is at 10:00.   Parking at the school, across from the cemetery, or alternatively, park at the American Legion Post 413, Pocono Pines and the Barb float will pick you up at 09:12 for a ride to the beginning of the parade.   A memorial service at the cemetery will immediately follow the parade.    Following the service, refreshments will be hosted back at the Legion.
27 May - Monday MEMORIAL SERVICE  Tannersville Memorial Park Junction of PA 715 and PA 611.
The event, Sponsored by American Legion, Post 903 begins at 13:00.
We will be bringing our USS Barb float to this service.     [click here for Post 903]     [click here for Memorial Service]
Beginning May 31st Pocono Raceway Season   [click here for SCHEDULE].     [click here for Documents, Instructions, and Agreement].  
15 June -
(in lieu of 3rd Wed)
Flag Retirement Ceremony in conjunction with American Legion Post 413.
Special date and time , meeting at 15:00 followed by the Flag ceremony at 16:00.

We adjust our June meeting date and time to accommodate the Flag Retirement Ceremony.
Flag Retirement & Burning Ceremony.    All are welcome.
July 4th - Thursday    Independence Day
17 Jul - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.

14 - 20 August
Details TBA as available - see Base Cdr.
14 August
    Note - 2nd Wed. due to fair
Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
18 Aug. (Sunday) -
24 Aug. (Saturday)

2019 WEST END FAIR - Gilbert, Monroe County, PA   
Open every day at NOON. Open until 10 PM.
( Setup 17 Aug - Sat 10:00, Breakdown 25 Aug, Sun 10:00 )
(CLICK for fair website) ( [Click] for our location at the Fair ).  
Additional Details as avalilable.
ROSTER/DATES: See the 2019 Signup Roster for available tours and participation.   [at bottom of schedule form, indicate selections and send e-mail]
4 Sept - First Wed   11:00 AM Dedication of Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway 6 1/2 miles of PA Route 115, from Pocono Raceway, South to Mt. Effort.
7 - 8 Sept (Sat-Sun) 31st Belvidere Victorian Days.
This Event HAS BEEN CANCELLED for us this year (2019). Victorian committee decision.
18 Sept - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
29 Sept - Sunday
Setup crew:
Meet at 09:30 - 10:00

Chestnuthill Township Community Day   Noon to 17:00    [Click for Facebook]
Chestnuthill Township Park, [ GPS: 221 Rt. 715, Brodheadsville, PA ]
We will display our USS Barb (SS-220) at this community event.
14 Oct - Monday Columbus Day celebrated. Traditional date is 12th.
16 Oct - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
Our annual fund raising activity will come to conclusion at this meeting, when the winner's name
will be drawn and announced following the meeting.     Please be sure all tickets and proceeds are turned in.
2 Nov - Saturday
Morning, 9-11 AM
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast Free to all Veterans & their guest
Lehighton Bible Church [ GPS: 160 Jamestown St., Lehighton, Pa ]     
RSVP by 31 October to 610-377-1762 or admin@lehightonbiblechurch.com    (check bulletin HERE)
3 Nov - Sunday
Daylight Saving Time Ends
3 Nov - Sunday
2019 Veterans' Day Parade, Stroudsburg    Sponsored/Invited by the Monroe County Veterans' Association.
The parade steps off at 13:00 at Stroudsburg High School on West Main St. (Rte 209 Alt.) [ GPS: 1100 West Main Street | Stroudsburg, PA 18360 ]
We are assigned C/4 in the line of march  (Presumably 3rd division, 4th unit).     Allow sufficient time for lineup.
We will bring the USS Barb float . . . room to ride.   The float will return participants to parade beginning point, after parade is over.
Contact base commander for directions, accompaniment, or ride.
5 Nov - Tuesday ELECTION DAY
5 Nov - Tuesday
Rimrock Masonic Center will be holding a Veterans Dinner for any Veterans that want to attend.   Dinner is at 6:30 PM. Address is 2720 Rimrock Drive, Stroudsburg PA 18360. They need a head count for the event.   E-mail Tom Bowditch at tbow49@aol.com (Post 903), or Mark Anderson at mark56@ptd.net.
9 Nov - Saturday Starting 11:00 Wreaths for Veterans Ceremony at Pocono Lake Cemetery, Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, PA    Sponsored by Lions International.
Light refreshments after the ceremony, at Pinecrest Lake Clubhouse, 679 Pinecrest Blvd, Pocono Pines, PA.    (flyer HERE)   
  [ GPS: 395 Old Rte 940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350 ]    RSVP to Bruce Denlinger 610-216-8108
10 Nov - Sunday
Rain date 11/17, 14:00
2019 Carbon County Veterans' Day Parade, in Lehighton      The parade steps off at 14:00. - allow sufficient time for lineup.     
Sponsored by the Carbon County Veterans' Association and Shoemaker-Haydt American Legion Post 314 of Lehighton.     
We will bring the USS Barb float . . . room to ride.  The float will return participants to starting point, after the parade is over. (Map HERE) Basic directions: From the East, follow Rte 209 to Lehighton, bear left on Rte 443; From the west Rte 443; Turn north on 9th (aka Rte 902) proceed up the hill to Coal St.       
[ GPS: 1000 Coal St. | Lehighton, PA 18235 ] Lineup upper end of Coal St.( & 9th), Right on 3rd St., Right on Mahoning St, back to 9th. [1.2 Miles]
Contact base commander for directions, accompaniment, or ride.   
10 Nov - Sunday
Starting 13:00
3rd Annual Veterans Day Luncheon Free to all Veterans & a guest      [ For anyone who is not going to the Carbon County parade (above). ]     
Sponsored by American Legion Post 903, Monroe County Joint Veterans Honor Guard, and Operation Chillout
Whispering Pines Banquet Hall, 1445 Big Ridge Dr, Country Club of the Poconos, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
(check bulletin HERE) [ GPS: 1445 Big Ridge Dr, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302 ]
RSVP to 570-369-3727 or eagle55@ptd.net   
11 Nov - Monday   VETERANS' DAY       
11 Nov - Monday 
Starting 08:00
Veterans' Day Event at Pleasant Valley Intermediate School, Polk Township Rd, Polk Township    
( new location, NOT THE HIGH SCHOOL ! ) [ GPS: 477 Polk Township Rd, Kunkletown, PA 18058 ]     ID will be required for school entry.
USS Barb/cradle will be taken off float for display in building, as we've done at a similar event in prior years.     Breakfast served at 09:00. 
Turn off Rte 209 onto Burger Hollow Rd at the light, one long block, turn left.   
11 Nov - Monday 
Veterans' Day Ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 903, Tannersville, Pa    
at Tannersville War Memorial at Route 611 & Route 715     Open to the public.     (check flyer HERE)
Additional information or to volunteer, contact Tom Bowditch 570-595-7145 or tbow49@aol.com.
16 Nov - Saturday
08:00 to 10:00
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast      Veterans and a guest are invited to attend.    Sponsored by State Representative Rosemary M. Brown     
at East Stroudsburg High School South, located at N. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg. (check flyer HERE)
[ GPS: 279 N Courtland St, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 ]    Breakfast will be served by local high school students.
Reservations are required.  You can register by calling Rosemary's office at 570-420-8301 no later than Nov. 4.
20 Nov - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines         * BUDGET/DONATION COMMITTEE MEET AT 1830 *
28 Nov - Thursday THANKSGIVING - Remember to give thanks for our Armed Forces and all who stand in harm's way.
13 Dec - Friday  

Annual Pocono Base Christmas Party Will be held at Woody's Country House  
 - 1/2 mile north of Pocono Raceway/Rt.115 ("SUBMARINE VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY")  
Reception Hour at 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM. [NOTE TIME OF START.]   * Use restaurant entrance *     click for 2019 Menu
We will have a brief December meeting, including Tolling of the Bells Memorial Ceremony at this event.
23-30 August
2020 USSVI NATIONAL CONVENTION      Tucson, Arizona

Other Details TBA as available - see Base Cdr.



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