Welcome to Joseph E. Frobisher, Jr. Post 99

On August 19, 1919 — 13 veterans of the Great War, as World War I was then known, gathered in the Kearny home of Fred E. Portz to organize a local chapter of the American Legion.

News and Upcoming Events

  • Purple Heart and 6 other medals returned to niece of NA vet who died on D-Day
    Great work by Post 99 Service Officer Bill Sweeney and Vice Commander Len Twist on helping this family honor their fallen Vet! See the full story from The Observer – https://www.theobserver.com/2023/03/21/purple-heart-and-6-other-medals-returned-to-niece-of-na-vet-who-died-on-d-day/
  • Remembering the Dedication of the Kearny Soldiers Memorial
    On May 27, 1922 the Town of Kearny dedicated a new monument to those residents lost in the battles of World War One. The monument, a tall Vermont granite shaft topped with a sphere and a bronze eagle with outstretched wings, was funded by $11,000.00 raised by Joseph E. Frobisher, Jr. Post 99 of the … Read more
  • Post 99 Honors Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year
    On May 12, 2022 the members of Joseph E. Frobisher Post 99 held a dinner to honor the Kearny Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year. Commander Keith McMillan and Vice-Commander Len Twist presented plaques recognizing the honor to 2021 Kearny Fire Department Firefighter of The Year Yamil Miranda and Kearny Police Police Officer of … Read more
  • Suicide Prevention Training Offered
    Post 99 will host a free suicide prevention training session emphasizing the prevention of suicide among veterans. In cooperation with the Hudson County Suicide Prevention Coalition, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and NJSOSVETS, Post 99 will host the training session for anyone who wants to learn how to act with care and compassion if … Read more
  • Squadron 99 Donates Digital Menu Board to The Buddy Room at Post 99
    In February, the members of Sons of the American Legion Squadron 99 donated and installed a new digital menu board in the Buddy Room (aka the Post Lounge). This donation replaced a number of signs taped on the wall, and kick-started the process of modernizing the bar/lounge area. The new display allows for the display … Read more

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History of Post 99

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security. 

The people like the American Legion Post that gave us a chance to play. A place to play and a chance to play

Dave Winfield

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The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism.

The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.  Wartime veterans who have served honorably during the eligibility periods as determined by Congress may apply for membership.  If your parent or spouse served during wartime, you may qualify for membership in the Sons of the American Legion or the Amerian Legion Auxiliary

Location and Services

About Location

Post 99 is located in a structure that had been the carriage house and stable for the The New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers & Sailors which existed in Kearny from 1887 to 1932. Post members did the original renovations and they are now repairing and renovating the building that has been in continual use as a meeting hall/gathering place since 1936.