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Youth Programs

Important Item Applicable to All Programs - The National Executive Committee at the 2016 American Legion Convention passed Resolution 16. Resolution 16 outlines expectations regarding flag respect for those involved in American Legion youth programs. Participants of Legion Baseball, Boys State, Boys Nation and other programs will show proper respect to the U.S. Flag at all times, including during the national anthem. The resolution recommends department and post leaders of all Legion programs educate individuals in advance about this expectation; if youth cannot or will not meet it, they should not participate in Legion programs.

Wharton Public Library Summer Reading Program - 2018

Post 91 presented a donation to the Wharton Library Summer Reading Program - Commander Ruppell and Adjutant Vasso


Frank Dulfer - Post 91 presented prizes to the Duffy Elementary School, 4th and 5th Graders which included, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Honorable mentions.
Grand Prize Winner: 5th Grade Jasmine Quintero. Project will be submitted to Morris County American Legion for further judging and possible higher prizes. #ChildrenAndYouthMonth


In November 2017 teacher Gale Frankle, of the Marie Duffy Elementary School in Wharton, NJ reached out to the William J Hocking American Legion Post 91 for participants for a Living Voices school project she was leading.  The project included a small group of 5th grade students to conduct research, develop a set of interview questions, then conduct a videotaped interview, processing the raw information (transcribing the audio) and finally organizing the material into a presentation.  

The participating Veterans previewed the student’s final presentation on April 10th 2018. The students will also present their final product at Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown (date to be determined).

The participating Veterans were Dennis Miller (Vietnam), Glenn Nemeth (Vietnam), Dan Zullo (Vietnam), Amery Vasso (Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom), and Sara Vasso (Desert Storm).  The students who participated in the project were Nicole Colmenares, Kiley McDonald, Nicolette Sookraj, Sofia Suarez, and Briana Thomas.

The picture includes all who attended the presentation at the school on April 10th.

Coloring Contest 2017

Post 91 and the Wharton Borough Schools supported the Department Coloring contest for 2017. Thanks to Frank Dulfer and Judy Maida for coordinating the program. The Grand Prize winner's entry will be sent to County for consideration as the entry from Morris County to the Department of New Jersey. Thanks to all participants and congratulations to the winners. (The winners each received a gift card from Post 91)

(L-R) Judy Maida (Art Teacher), 5th Grade 3rd place: Rachel Quedding, 5th Grade 2nd Place: Valerie Yepez, 5th Grade 1st Place: Carlee Cunha, Overall Grand Prize: Emily Valadez, 4th Grade 2nd Place: Sahana Sankaradoss, Leon Stickle (Post Commander) and 4th Grade 3rd Place: Emmanuel Ospina
Missing: 4th Grade 1st Place: Aaron Rodriguez was absent.