Walter Nightengale Post 57

46 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ 07463 : (201) 652-9470

What’s up at the Hut

12/9 – Navy is beating Army 13-7 with Army on the way to a score as I write this post.  Turkey Shack was a hit.

12/13 – SAL member meeting begins at 7:30pm.  Deep fried turkey to be served afterwards provided by Mark and Louise Stahl

12/14 – American Legion member meeting begins at 19:30.  Hot dogs or pizza served after the meeting

12/31 – New Years Eve party at the Hut.  Hors D’oeuvres and sparkling wine toast at midnight $10/per person.  Come on in and bring in the New Year.  8pm food will be staged.

Wishing all members and their families a Happy Holiday season and Healthy New Year.  Merry Christmas for those who celebrate with me.

Mike Mazzeo

What’s up at the Hut

This Saturday, 12/9, Captain Jack’s Turkey Shack – Army vs Navy football and Thanksgiving like food at the Hut starting at 1pm.  $5 per person.

Thursday, 12/14 at 1930 – Regular AL member meeting.  Please come to learn of club issues, participate in the process and see what has changed since your last visit.  Meetings start promptly at 1930, followed by pizza or hot dogs.

New Years Eve – 12/31 starting around 8pm (2000), finger foods, hors douerves and a sparkling wine toast at midnight for $10 per person.  Please contact Mike Mazzeo at if you wish to attend so we can order sufficient food and sparkling wine.  Please note, there is a hall rental during this time so our event will be limited to the bar area.

What’s up at the Hut?

Reminder 12/1 is the Waldwick Women’s Club dinner for veterans at the Post hall.  All veterans please come and enjoy the attention.  Has been a great event every year.

12/3 is the Toys for Tots breakfast fundraiser 8am-12pm.  Bring a toy, make a donation, have some breakfast.  Bring the little kids and a camera as Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there.

12/9 Captain Jack Turkey Shack annual party during the Army vs Navy football game.  Stop by the bar for details and to purchase a ticket.

Who plays darts?  Stop by the bar to learn about some form of a league or casual play.  No need to be a member to play.  Bring a friend.  Considering some weekly play Saturday after 6pm or Sunday during football.

NEW YEARS EVE – planning a member gathering to celebrate the New Year.  Hors D’oeuvre, Sparkling wine for $10 plus cash bar.  Food beginning around 8pm with sparkling wine toast at midnight.  Cash bar drinks all night.

Sons of the Legion Meeting December 13th

The next meeting of the Sons of the Legion will be Wednesday December 13th  7:30 pm at the post.  Dues are due please drop them off at the legion if you haven’t already paid.


Mark Stahl

Commander Sons of the Legion

Hut 57 what’s happening

November 28, 2017 (Tuesday) – USS Intrepid dinner.  Free meal.  Suggested personal vehicle and/or carpool drive to Weehawken (parking $10-16), Ferry to terminal ($9 each way – $13.50 round trip for seniors).  Email Ron Beattie at  the Oakland Post Commander to learn more.

December 1, 2017 (Friday) – Waldwick Women’s Club is hosting their 4th annual Veterans holiday dinner.  Come for the food, stay for the attention.

December 3, 2017 (Sunday) – Pancake breakfast Toys For Tots drive.  Bring the kids/grandkids to see Santa and Mrs Claus.  Bring a new toy and/or donation for pancakes and the fixings.

December 9, 2017 (Saturday) – Army vs Navy game.  Annual Captain Jack’s Turkey shack.  Turkey and the fixings.

December 14, 2017 (Thurday) – Monthly member meeting 2nd Thursday of each month. Begins at 7:30pm (1930) sharp.  Call the Post if you need help getting to/from the meeting. (201)652-9470 and leave a message as bar is staffed 5p-10p M-F, 1p-10p Sat & Sun

Considering a Sunday Family movie day.  Please share thoughts.  Looking to invite all veterans, member or not, and their families.  Watch a movie on a projector screen in the hall, while adults can enjoy chatting and an adult beverage in the Hut.

Stop by the Hut for more information and thank our bartenders for supporting our club bar.

Mike Mazzeo
Bar Chairman
Jr. Vice Commander

Presidential Memorial Certificates for Deceased Veterans

At a recent meeting a discussion was held on getting Presidential Memorial certificates for a deceased veteran.

Here is the information on this topic.  Special thanks to Drew Churchson for this information.

Presidential Memorial CertificatesBy Betsy Beard

  • The Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is a gold embossed certificate signed by the current President in memory of any honorably discharged deceased veteran. This includes any service member who died while serving honorably. Its purpose is simply to honor the memory of those who have served. The certificate bears the name of the veteran along with an inscription expressing the nation’s gratitude and recognition of the loved one’s service in the United States Armed Forces.HISTORPresidential Memorial CertificateY

    This program was initiated in March 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and has been continued by all subsequent Presidents. The veteran being honored, however, may have died at any time in the past.


    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the PMC program through the National Cemetery Administration.


    Eligible recipients include the deceased veteran’s next of kin and loved ones.

    Eligible recipients may apply for a PMC through several avenues: US Mail, toll-free fax, or in person at any VA Regional Office.

    A request form is available on the National Cemetery Administration website, (VA Form 40-0247), or the recipient may simply write a signed request, including the name of the deceased veteran (DO NOT include nickname, military rank, or civilian title), name and address of the person requesting the certificate, and the number of certificates being requested.

    A copy of the deceased veteran’s military discharge document along with a copy of the death certificate must be provided.

    DD1300 Report of Casualty would fulfill the documentation requirements.

    Send requests and supporting documentation:

    By Mail:
    Presidential Memorial Certificates (41A1C)
    5109 Russell Road
    Quantico, VA 22134-3903
    By Toll-Free Fax:
    (800) 455-7143

No Cost Legion Care Coverage Update

Every year you’ve had to re-register for the Legion’s free accidental death coverage well now you just do it this year and will never have to again. This is available for Post, Unit and SAL members (Riders are included as they must be a valid member of the post, unit or SAL as well).

Even if you registered last year, I would call or go on the web to verify, better to check and be sure.

No Cost LegionCare

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