About Us

About Us
by JC Whipple

The American Legion and Hoboken Post #107

Hoboken Post 107 was chartered in 1921 just four years after Congress authorized the establishment of the American Legion.

For nearly, 100 years Post 107 has served Hoboken and the surrounding community. Post 107 has continued to welcome Veterans from all the branches of our Armed Forces. Post 107 is one of the oldest, continuous operating Post in the state of New Jersey.

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.


John P. Carey, Commander 
Nicholas Detrizio, Adjutant
Mark Villamar, Finance Officer
James Perry, Vice Commander

Our Mission

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Heroes to Hometowns program connects local Legionnaires with recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing a variety of support activities. The Legion raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families and to provide college scholarship opportunities.

After the Storm

Rebuilding Post 107 Following Hurricane Sandy

The story of how American Legion Hoboken Post 107, broken by Hurricane Sandy, was restored through help from the community.