GT American Legion
||Third Wednesday of the Month|
|Location||Carlisle Social Hall
825 Poplar Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Residents often see members of Green Tree's American Legion Post #823 at many of the community's events such as Green Tree's Annual 4th of July Celebration and Octoberfest. Every Memorial Day a ceremony is held at the memorial to honor the comrades who gave their lives in defense of our country. On June 14th, each year, a ceremony is held at the veteran's memorial to honor the flag of the United States of America. The Legion does so much more year-round.
Every May you'll see American Legion members at local shopping areas seeking donations for veteran's organizations during "Poppy Days." When a donation is received, the American Legion member gives the donor a red crepe poppy as a thank you. The poppies are handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation and a symbol of sacrifice of the lives lost in service to our country. Poppy Day funds go directly in assisting disabled and hospitalized veterans in our area.
American Legion Post #823 has a proud history of holding veterans' luncheons at the Green Tree Fire Hall for hospitalized veterans. The veterans are treated to a catered meal, a small gift and bingo where they win coupon books for the hospital store. Additionally, members often visit and entertain disabled vets at the Veterans Hospital and the H.J. Heinz III Progressive Care Center. Green Tree American Legion Post #823 was the proud recipient of the Hospitalized Veterans Award by the Pennsylvania American Legion for the work they have done and continue to do with hospitalized veterans. Out of 747 American Legion posts throughout the state, Green Tree's American Legion Post #823 was chosen. Congratulations go out to the members of Post #823 who are a small group of dedicated, hard-working, and service-oriented individuals.
The Green Tree Woman's Civic Club has donated a "Retire Old Glory" collection box in honor of the American Legion Post #823 for worn, damaged, or unserviceable flags to be appropriately retired. The "Retire Old Glory" box is located in the vestibule outside of the Municipal Center's Administrative Office. To date, more than 1,000 flags have been collected.
Green Tree's American Legion Post #823 has a strong core of members but is always seeking new members. If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably since December 7, 1941, we invite you to become a member of the American Legion.
Flag Display at the Veteran's Memorial
If you have a flag you would like to fly at the memorial in honor of a cherished veteran, please call Keith Harper at 412.506.2694. The name of your loved one will be on display in the lighted case next to the memorial. (There is no fee associated with flying a flag at this memorial.)