Eagles Watch Party – Every Game!

Update – Due to the holidays and to allow our members time with their families, the canteen will be closed for Eagles games until the January 9th against the Cowboys. Canteen will open at 12:30 January 9th 2022!

The canteen at American Legion Post 452 in Mullica Hill is open for all Eagles games. Come out to cheer on your Eagles with other fans and your friends at the American Legion.

History of America’s Independence Day

Information courtesy or pbs.org

On June 11, 1776, the Colonies’ Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and formed a committee whose express purpose was drafting a document that would formally sever their ties with Great Britain. The committee included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. Jefferson, who was considered the strongest and most eloquent writer, crafted the original draft document (as seen above). A total of 86 changes were made to his draft and the Continental Congress officially adopted the final version on July 4, 1776.

The following day, copies of the Declaration of Independence were distributed, and on July 6, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first newspaper to print the extraordinary document. The Declaration of Independence has since become our nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty.

On July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square to the ringing of bells and band music. One year later, on July 4, 1777, Philadelphia marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells and fireworks.

Congress established Independence Day as a holiday in 1870, and in 1938 Congress reaffirmed it as a paid holiday for federal employees. Today, communities across the nation mark this major midsummer holiday with parades, firework displays, picnics and performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and marches by John Philip Sousa.

X-Cluzive Soul Plays Outdoor at Legion Post 452

X-Cluzive Soul Motown Review took to the back lawn at Robert Mills American Legion Post 452 in Mullica Hill last Saturday night and the crowd was treated to a night of great music and even some great BBQ as well. Pam Mason said. “Very much enjoyed the music tonight in Mullica Hill.. sax player kills it..” Don’t miss out on the next concert. On August 7th Love Alive will return to play the back lawn stage.

Flag Day and Happy Birthday Army!

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Flag Resolution, passed on June 14, 1777, stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; on August 3, 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army birthday on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

June 26th 2021 Concert – X-Cluzive Soul

Come out to the back lawn of the American Legion Post 452 to enjoy the Motown musical stylings of X-CLUZIVE SOUL. X-CLUZIVE SOUL is a 6 peace dynamic soul cover/original entertainment band that specializes in the very essence of Motown/Philly and the great music of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today. Bring lawn chairs. The Post Canteen will be open, with a Food Truck as well. There will be a $5 entrance fee to cover the Legion’s costs.

Love Alive Outdoor Concert

Thank you to Harrison Township and surrounding communities for all of the support making our May 22nd outdoor concert featuring Love Alive a huge success. We look forward to seeing you all at our next concert scheduled for June 26th, more details to follow. Thank you to Love Alive for an outstanding performance and we look forward to seeing you back soon as well!

Memorial Day 2021

American Legion, Robert W. Mills Post 452 was out this Memorial Day for several events in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

‘Thankfully, the sunshine returned yesterday to an otherwise gray Memorial Day weekend. Fitting, if you think about, as we took the time to recognize the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice on battlefields all over the world so we can enjoy the freedoms of our daily lives. The sunshine that is America exists because of their sacrifice and the support of military families that enable these heroes to serve. Our annual tradition has us stop at four locations in town for a solemn ceremony that includes a prayer and a rifle volley salute from members of our local Robert W. Mills Post 452 of the American Legion of Mullica Hill. Beginning at the cemetery behind the Baptist Church on Main Street at 9AM, we honor the memory of these Americans. We do the same at Old Town Hall and the Memorial at William Wilt Park, before our final stop at Richwood Cemetery. Yesterday marked the 38th year that the Richwood United Methodist Church held its Annual Memorial Day Service, hosted by Reverend Steven Herman, a veteran himself. In addition to a prayer, rifle volley and Taps, we enjoyed a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from Jake Stiles and the dedication of a new flagpole. The program said it best: Marilyn Welling, sister of David Luttenberger (USMC Retired), died unexpectedly in January of 2019. Her husband, Frank Wellington, is a Vietnam veteran who earned the Bronze Star for his actions with an artillery battery. David mentioned the need for a new flagpole at the Richwood cemetery to his father, Fred Luttenberger, who immediately donated the funds to purchase a new flagpole to be placed in memory of his daughter Marilyn and dedicated to all veterans. Fred passed away in November of 2020. Today we thank him for his generosity and dedicate this flagpole according to his wishes. Our community thanks you also, Fred…..we are forever in debt to Marilyn, David, Frank and every veteran and their families for answering the call to ensure that freedom shall not perish from the earth. There is no better example of Harrison Strong….America Strong!’
Excerpt from Mayor Manzo’s Weekly Update dated Jun 1st, 2021, ON THE HOMEFRONT