POCONO BASE MEETING SCHEDULE AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Pocono Base Regular Meetings: 1900 on the third Wednesday of the month at:
Wilson E. Fischer American Legion Post 413
[ GPS: 248 Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350 ] - Phone: 570-646-6010
( occasionally, if required, 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.     click for Yearly Calendar
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19 Jan - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @  1900, Wilson Fischer American Legion Post 413, Pocono Pines
(Exec Board Meeting, if required, @ 1800)
[ Nominations at this meeting - even numbered years].
16 Feb - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
[Additional Nominations at this meeting - even numbered years].
12 March - Saturday
(rain date 13th)
2022 Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks, Bethlehem, PA
Step off 13:00 Parade Website
We are invited, and need a volunteer to bring our USS Barb Submarine. Further details, Parking,etc. TBA
13 March - Sunday Daylight Saving Time Begins
16 Mar - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
[Elections at this meeting - even numbered years].
20 March
Sunday
Annual PIAC St. Patrick's Day Parade Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg, PA
Details TBA. We have no invitation to this event .
17 April
Easter Sunday
20 Apr - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
7 May - Saturday Sunday
Dedication 11:00 
Reception 1:00 
US Submarine Service Memorial Dedication        Indiantown Gap National Cemetery    Invitation by US Subvets Keystone Base
(Invitation here)  [ GPS: Indiantown Gap Rd (Rte 934), Annville, PA 17003-9618]
Memorial Pathway, Section 24D
Reception to follow at 1 PM, Fort Indiantown Gap Community Center  [ GPS: 9-65 Fisher Ave, Annville, PA 17003]
18 May - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
29 May - 5th Sunday
2:00 PM
Polk Township - New Veterans Memorial - Unveiling at the Annual Memorial Day Observance      
Route 209, opposite Post Office, Kresgeville, PA.    
[ GPS: 135 Trach Rd., Kresgeville, PA 18333]           Arrive 15 mins. early - Bring a chair.
30 May - Monday
10:00
MEMORIAL DAY     MEMORIAL DAY PARADE,Wilson Fischer American Legion Post 413, Pocono Pines .
There will be a memorial service following, at the Pocono Pines Cemetery.   
Park at the Legion Home as the parade will start there (as once before), and will proceed to the school/cemetery area.   
Following the service, refreshments will be hosted at the Legion.    Additional details as warranted.
14 June - FLAG DAY
2ND TUESDAY
Flag Day Ceremony in conjunction with Wilson Fischer American Legion Post 413 . (in lieu of our regular 3rd Wed meeting)
Special date and time , meeting at 17:00 followed by the Flag Retirement Ceremony at 18:00.
Flag Retirement & Burning Ceremony.    We will have refreshments following the ceremony.   Families are welcome.
We adjust our June meeting date and time to accommodate the Legion's Flag Day Retirement Ceremony.
July 4th - Monday    Independence Day
20 Jul - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
July 22 thru 24
Fri, Sat, Sun
POCONO RACEWAY  - NASCAR Events
  [click here for Raceway website].     [click here for Documents, Instructions, and Agreement].
  SUPPORT YOUR BASE - see the base treasurer for details, and to sign up.
(Note: Next Year, Blue Angels Airshow, May 27 & 28, 2023)
17 August - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
21 Aug. (Sunday) -
27 Aug. (Saturday)
2022 WEST END FAIR - Gilbert, Monroe County, PA    Open every day at 2 PM. Open until 9 PM.   Note hours will be adjusted as required.
( Setup PRIOR Sat (8/20) 10:00, Breakdown Following Sun (8/28) 10:00 )

(CLICK for fair website) ( [Click] for our location at the Fair ).      [ GPS: 570 Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert, PA 18331 ]
ROSTER/DATES: See the 2022 Signup Roster for available tours and participation.  
August 24 - 27 2022 USSVI NATIONAL CONVENTION, Buffalo, NY     
CLICK HERE FOR CONVENTION DETAILS
4 Sept Dedication (9/4/19), three year anniv. of Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway   6 1/2 miles of PA Route 115, from Pocono Raceway, South to Mt. Effort.
10 Sept (Saturday) Belvidere Heritage Day . A one Day Event in the town square, Belvidere, NJ, just off route 46.
  [ GPS: 413 2nd St, Belvidere, NJ 07823 ]    (Corner 2nd & Mansfield, near Warren County Courthouse, opposite Garrett D. Wall Park) ]
Hours - Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM     * * SETUP 08:00 - BREAKDOWN at close of event. * *
Our USS Barb Submarine will be there.
    See West End Fair entry [above] for tour list / sign-up roster
 Prior West End Fairs & Belvidere Pictures

21 Sept - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
23 - 25 Sept (Fri,Sat,Sun) Celtic Classic Festival & Highland Games   Bethlehem, PA   
Admission free. CLICK HERE FOR WEBSITE AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS   
The date for our shift at the Celtic Classic is Sunday, September 25th.
Please arrive to check in at the volunteer tent before 1300 (1:00pm). Our 4 hour shift begins at 13:30   {Shuttle buses available}
(Subject to change - Additional Information TBA.)
Sept 25 (Sun) Fall Festival   West End Fair Grounds    CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS    (Information only - we are not a participating group.)
? Oct - Saturday
???
USSVI North Eastern Regional Meeting    Location TBA
For date, time, and details - see Base Commander
10 Oct - Monday Columbus Day celebrated. Actual date is 12th, Wednesday.    AKA "Indigenous People's Day" ???
19 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.
6 Nov - Sunday Daylight Saving Time Ends
6 Nov - Sunday   2 PM
Rain Date 11/13
Carbon County VETERANS' DAY PARADE,;  Palmerton
Parade confirmed. We are invited.     Additional information TBA.    
8 Nov - Tuesday ELECTION DAY
? Nov - Sunday 1 PM   Monroe County VETERANS' DAY PARADE, Stroudsburg
NOT OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED YET, More Info TBA.        
11 Nov  
Friday
other VETERANS' DAY EVENTS      
Additional information as available.
11 Nov, Friday
09:00 - 11:30
Veterans' Day Event at Pleasant Valley Intermediate School, Polk Township Rd, Polk Township   
( NOT THE HIGH SCHOOL ! )      
[ GPS: 477 Polk Township Rd, Kunkletown, PA 18058 ]     ID will be required for school entry.
Turn off Rte 209 onto Burger Hollow Rd (north)at the light, one long block, turn left.   
We are not yet invited.
12 Nov - Saturday   11:00 AM Wreaths for Veterans Ceremony at Pocono Lake Cemetery, Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, PA
   Sponsored by Lions International.    (flyer with details HERE)   
  [ GPS: 395 Old Rte 940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350 ]    RSVP to Bruce Denlinger 610-216-8108
12 Nov - Saturday   5:45 PM VETERANS' DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE
Wilson Fischer American Legion Post 413
   
At flagpole in front of Legion Home       Refreshments to follow in Legion hall.
16 Nov - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines        
24 Nov - Thursday THANKSGIVING - Remember to give thanks for our Armed Forces and all who stand in harm's way.
18 December -   Sunday
[Anticipated date]   
Annual Pocono Base Christmas Party Sunday afternoon, 1 PM to 5 PM.
   
 
 
2023
??-?? August
2023 USSVI NATIONAL CONVENTION     
Other Details TBA as available - see Base Cdr.
 
 

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