The American Legion

American Legion Post 221 Officers 2017-2018

  • Commander- Howard Marotto
  • 1st Vice Commander- Jeff Runser
  • Chaplain- Kenneth Girt
  • Adjutant- Jerry Yochum
  • Finance Officer- Mark Weldon
  • Sgt. At Arms- Chip Stark



Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American Labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend know as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is also a federal holiday.
Beginning in the late 19th Century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.
Canada’s Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. More than 80 countries celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1- the ancient European holiday of May Day- and several countries have chosen their own dates for Labour Day.
Source: Wikipedia



Greetings, another new membership year has begun. In the coming days you will receive your new membership enrollment card, I hope you will consider returning it early, as this will help us in making the membership goals established by the Department of Ohio. This call is not only for Legion members, it includes the American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and Legion Riders. Thank you for being a member of Massillon American Legion Post 221, your participation is greatly appreciated.
I would like to thank everyone who attended the Picnic on the Porch, the turnout was outstanding. I want to thank the volunteers and Club Company for putting together such a fine event. We need more events to produce such great turnouts. Which brings me to the subject of fund raising, we need suggestions for events that will generate more income to fund our charitable causes, like helping our fellow veterans who are down on their luck and need some financial help. Please drop off your suggestions in the tavern or the Commander’s mail box in the tavern, all suggestions will be considered.
We are seeking a person who would be interested in assuming the Second Vice-Commander’s position, who is willing to contribute to the efforts of making our post a great place to be. See me or any member of the leadership team.
~~Howard Marotto, Commander

Sept 3 American Legion Riders 10:30 ride TBA
Sept 4 Labor Day, Tavern Hours 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sept 5 Legion Regular Meeting 7pm
Sept 5 Auxiliary Regular Meeting 7pm
Sept 10 3095 Ride OVMP, Time TBA
Sept 10 Browns Party Tavern Noon
Sept 12 Legion Exec Board 7pm
Sept 13 S.A.L. Regular Meeting 7pm
Sept 13 Heartland Bingo 6:30pm
Sept 17 ALR Ride TBA
Sept 19 ALA Stark Cty Council Manor, Beach City Noon
Sept 19 Auxiliary Exec Board 7pm
Sept 19 BBS/BGS Recognition Dinner 7pm
Sept 20 RWDSU Meeting Dining Room 5pm
Sept 23 ALA Dept School of Instruction Hilliard
Sept 23 10D Fall Conference @Post 431 Sept 24 ALR Ride TBA
Sept 25 Hearland Treats for Veterans

Oct 1 Browns Party Tavern Noon
Oct 1 American Legion Riders meeting Ride TBA 10am
Oct 3 Legion Regular Meeting 7pm
Oct 3 Auxiliary Regular meeting 7pm
Oct 8 ALR Ride TBA
Oct 10 Legion Exec Board 7pm
Oct 11 Heartland Bingo 6:30pm
Oct 11 S.A.L. Regular Meeting 7pm
Oct 15 ALR Ride TBA Oct 16 Ohio Western Reserve Reg. Duty Day Oct 17 ALA Stark Cty Council Newts Navarre Noon
Oct 17 Legion Regular Meeting 7pm
Oct 17 Auxilairy Exec Board 7pm
Oct 18 RWDSU Meeting Dining Room 5pm
Oct 21 S.A.L. Swiss Steak Dinner & Tavern Draw Down; 4pm-8pm Dinner- Drawings at 9pm
Oct 22 ALR Ride TBA Oct 24 Label Post Parade 6:30pm
Oct 29 ALR Ride TBA



(In the Tavern)