68 Berry Hill Road
Syosset, New York 11791

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Post 175 opens daily at 3:00pm

General membership meetings are
held on the 4th Thursday of every
month at 7:30pm



About Eugene S. Smith

Eugene S. Smith was born in Greenlawn in 1888. His large family, four brothers and five sisters, moved to Syosset in 1902 where his father became the superintendent of the Syosset Pickle Works. Smith joined the army during World War 1 at the age of 30. He was shipped to France as a member of the 106th Infantry. He was reported missing in action during the second assault on the Hindenburg Line. He had been wounded and was taken prisoner. He later died in a German Hospital on October 20, 1918, twenty two days before the war ended. A fallen hero from Syosset, Eugene Smith was chosen as the namesake of The American Legion Post 175.

Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion

For God and Country


We associate ourselves together for the following purposes: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community,state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.