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American Legion Post 91, William J. Hocking, located in Wharton, NJ.

Post 91 is a non-profit organization that supports veterans, youth, community and nation. 

Post 91 Contact Information

Mailing Address: 99 N. Main Street, Wharton, NJ 07885-2458

Email: whartonlegion91@gmail.com

Phone: 973-366-2458



Wayne "Jake" Jacobus

December 5, 1951 – March 19, 2017

Community Leader, Past Morris County Commander, Member Senior Post Color Guard,

Vietnam Veteran - US Army Infantry

A Legion service will be conducted at 1:15pm on Sunday, March 26th at Bermingham Funeral Home in Wharton.  The address is as follows:

216 South Main Street

Wharton, NJ 07885

Post 91 will conduct the service.  

All members of the American Legion are welcome to attend and to participate in the service.

Obituary:  http://www.berminghamfh.com/home/obituary/4169711


Make a New Year's Resolution to renew your Post 91 American Legion membership.

Renew online at https://www.legion.org/members


Contact Post 91 Adjutant at whartonlegion91@gmail.com


We miss you and look forward to your continued membership


Check out our membership page for National and Department New Membership Recruiter Incentives!


For God and Country

Commander Leon Stickle

American Legion Leadership - 2016-17

Post 91 Commander - Leon Stickle
County Commander (Morris) - Thomas Dresdner
Dept. Vice Commander (District 3 - Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Somerset) - Douglas Herrin
Department Commander - Roger Gengaro
National Commander - Charles Schmidt

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If you are not sure of your status contact the Membership Chairman immediately - Adjutant Amery Vasso



You are reminded of the following from the National By-Laws; Article IV, Section 4. A MEMBER whose dues for the current year have not been paid by January First (1st) shall be classed as delinquent. If his/her dues are paid on or before February First (1st) he/she shall be automatically reinstated. IF he/she is still delinquent after February First (1st), he/she shall be suspended from all post privileges. If/she is still under such suspension on June Thirtieth (30th) of such year their membership in the American Legion shall be forfeited.


There is now a brand new Membership Information Board and Membership Lockbox in the Post Bar. Please check it out!

There are instructions and forms that should assist you as a New, Transfer or Renewing Member. Please place all items in the lockbox inside the envelopes provided!

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March 2017 Meetings

23 March @ 7pm - Regular Post Meeting

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March 2017 County Meeting

Post 91 will be hosting the County Meeting in March!

The Department Commander Roger Gengaro will be attending the County Meeting at Post 91

Friday, March 24th @ 7pm Dinner Will be Served

@ 8pm County Meeting Starts

Please RSVP to the Post 91 Commander or Post 91 Adjutant by March 17th.

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You can book your rooms starting now! Stardust Motel in Wildwood, NJ.

Contact Carol Bone for details (973-361-1207). If you are looking to room with someone contact Carol to coordinate.

Cost is $390 (Thu-Sun), $475 for (Wed-Sun).

One Half deposit due by 3/31/2017 ($195 or $240)

Balance due by 4/28/17

Checks Payable to William J. Hocking (payments may left at Post or mailed to Carol).

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Media and Event Participation Contact: Amery Vasso, 973-349-4777, whartonlegion91adj@gmail.com

American Legion Post 91 World War I Commemoration Event

Marking the Entry of the United States into the First World War

Saturday, April 1, 2017

1 p.m 4 p.m.

Wharton, NJ, February 15, 2017 – A World War I Commemoration Event will be held in the Post Hall at the William J. Hocking American Legion Post 91, 99 North Main Street, Wharton, NJ, on Saturday, April 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature artifacts from museums and private collectors, audio and visual presentations from historians and by re-enactors from across New Jersey will occur throughout the afternoon. Exhibits will be interactive and will include visual displays and artifacts from the World War I era. Historians will be on hand to share the history of Wharton and nearby towns, Picatinny Arsenal, Morris County, and New Jersey during this period.  Representatives from New Jersey military units, units that have a rich history of service before, during, and after World War I, will participate in the event. The event is free to both participants and the public.


Reporters and photographers are invited

Main Street is off Route 46 and close to Interstate 80 and State Route 15.

About The American Legion and Post 91

The William J. Hocking American Legion Post 91 was chartered on April 18, 1928. The post is named after Private William J. Hocking, a Wharton native, who was killed in action on November 1, 1918, in the Ardennes Forest, France. Post 91 has a long history of service to the community, youth, and veterans. Congress chartered the American Legion in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of programs in our communities advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion and support to our fellow service members and veterans. The American Legion will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2019. Please visit our website for more information about the American Legion and Post 91 at http://www.whartonlegion91.org/


Follow the link below to see the many ways you can help!



See Our Calendar for Additional Events & Information


William J. Hocking - Post 91

Our 90th Anniversary is in 2018

The Post has created a History Committee - See Post History Tab for details!

The goal of the committee is to assemble stories, facts, photos of the Post for the last 90 years which will be written into a book. The Post History book will be publised by 2018. Your contributions are essential to capturing the spirit and activities of Post 91.

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Post 91 started a new outreach to ALL members in order to ensure the Post has important information regarding its members. We have found that important details are missing for many members, which makes it very challenging for the Post to accomplish the following:

Communicate with Post Members

Properly Recognize Members

Know When Members Pass Into "The Post Everlasting"

Rest assured that the Post will safeguard this information and the American Legion NEVER sells nor shares your membership information to ANY outside organization. Your information is used only for American Legion purposes, of which you are a member. Without complete information it makes it difficult to provide the services our members have earned and understanding our Post demographics can assist in making a compelling proposition to those who we want to support our efforts for Veterans, the Community, Youth, and Nation.

Please contact Trish Wilson and Glenn Nemeth, who are leading this outreach effort (whartonlegion91adjutant@gmail.com)

See Membership Tab for additional details!



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