Memorial Day 2020

In addition to the virtual/video ceremony accessible below, Commander Fred de Barros, Adjutant/Finance Officer Tim Moynihan, and Legionnaire Terry McCartney laid wreaths this morning at the memorials at Rye City Hall.

Following taps being played over a portable audio system, Commander de Barros said a few words and the wreaths were placed at the memorials honoring the fallen as they deserve. Photos below.

Here are all of the viewing locations for the Rye Ceremony:
RyeTV Altice 75 & 76 or Verizon 33 & 39 at 10am, noon, 3, 5 & 8 PM
It is now available on Direct link:
at 10am on Monday, it will appear on our RyeTV facebook page:

Memorial Day 2020


Once again, the City of Rye will carry on its tradition of honoring deceased veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.  However, this year due to the COVID-19 virus, we will be conducting the ceremony virtually which will air on RYE TV at 10:00 am and throughout the day.

Here are all of the viewing locations for the Rye Ceremony:

RyeTV Altice 75 & 76 or Verizon 33 & 39 at 10am, noon, 3, 5 & 8 PM
It is now available on Direct link:
at 10am on Monday, it will appear on our RyeTV facebook page:


American Legion Post 128 Commander Fred de Barros led the virtual ceremony. Rye City Mayor Josh Cohn and County Executive George Latimer offered thoughts.  Legionnaire Terry McCartney read the roll of honor. Post Adjutant Tim Moynihan read the Gettysburg Address.  Robin Latimer sang patriotic songs and Rev. Kate Malin led the invocation.

The parade, and essay contest have been cancelled.

Holiday Party 2019

Please join us at our annual holiday party

Where:  Rye Recreation, Rye, NY

When: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30 pm

We have a delicious menu planned:

Rigatoni Bolognese

Chicken and Sausage Scarpriello with Potatoes

Eggplant Rollatini


Coffee and Desserts

Adult Beverages

No cost to members and spouses – spouses invited

Please bring bottle of wine for raffle



Please RSVP to Fred de Barros ( 914-837-5735)

or Tim Moynihan ( 914-420-5264)  

Veterans Day 2019

Veterans Day 2019 was a full day honoring local veterans.  The Post led two nice ceremonies.  The first ceremony was held at Rye City Hall, and the second ceremony at Atria Rye Brook.

At Rye City Hall, Commander Fred de Barros led the ceremony.  In addition to the keynote by Charlie Northshield, the former Rye High School teacher and USMC Vietnam veteran, we heard remarks by Mayor Cohn, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, NYS Assemblyman Otis and others.  The music was beautiful and led by Robin Latimer, Rye Legion Auxiliary.

Later in the day we held a ceremony at Atria Rye Brook with 23 veterans in residence there.  Many family members of veterans and other residents attended the ceremony.    Following an invocation by Rabbi Rothman (23 year US Marine Corps veteran), we presented Certificates of Appreciation to all veterans in attendance.  Many thanked us for the acknowledgment of their service. Music was provided by a Broadway-caliber duo who sang patriotic and traditional American songs for over an hour.

It was a fitting day to honor all local veterans.  Photos below.

Veterans Day 2019 Speaker Announced

Rye American Legion Post 128 is honored to announce that Charlie Northshield will be the keynote speaker at the Rye Veterans Day 2019 ceremony which will take place on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:30 am at Rye City Hall.

If you recognize the name of Charlie Northshield, you should.  He taught in the Rye City School District for 33 years.

He served in the US Marine Corps for 22 months including one full year in the Republic of Vietnam.

Charlie spent his formative years in Melville, NY. He received his MA degree from NYU and his BA and AA degrees from St. John’s University.

With his wife Liz, they raised their son and daughter in Rye.

He enjoys family, friends, retirement, old cars, Rye story tellers’ group and producing art.
His favorite quote is from Lou Gehrig in 1939, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”   He feels the same.

Rye Post 128 2019-20 Kick-off Meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Plan to attend the Rye Post 128 2019-20 kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 PM at the Rye Recreation in Rye.

At this meeting we will outline our goals, mission and key activities for the year. Rye Post 128 leads many community activities to foster service to veterans, patriotism in the community, and sponsorship of youth programs. Our key activities include:

  • Rye Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies
  • Sponsorship of Rye High School essay scholarships
  • Service to Montrose VA hospital patients
  • Auxiliary leads Rye Memorial Day parade activities

The Rye Post has been serving the city since 1919 and is its only active veterans’ organization.  Your participation and support is critical to continued advocacy for veterans’ rights and benefits as well as for our community-focused programs.  Applications for membership will be available at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you.