Unit 556
Jennifer Jackson
Sons of the American Legion Squadron 
Paul Yeskey
Post 556
Brandan Yeskey

P.O. BOX 928

American Legion Riders of Western New York
Paul Oyer
Vietnam Veterans of America, David L. Woodburn, Chapter 978 
President Rev Robert "Bob" Lewis
​Post Commander Brandan Yeskey, 
Sons Commander Paul Yeskey, Auxiliary President Jennifer Jackson
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  2018 Newsletter and Calendar ​
is mailed out.... get it here quicker.
​Hello All Members Past and Present of Post 556, 
Squadron 556, Unit 556
2018 - Full Calendar - Large Newsletter Mailed Newsletter
Upcoming Events for Post 556 - Frewsburg

​January 1, 2018 - Monday - Welcome to a New Year - Make those resolutions or NOT, just make it another beautiful year spending time with family and friends and getting involved in your Post and Community.

​Brandan Yeskey Post Commander 
Paul Yeskey Sons Commander
Jennifer Jackson Auxiliary President
and all Officers of each Organization of Post 556

Board of Directors too would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and welcome you to 2018.  Thank all our members and guests for supporting us during 2017, and we look forward to seeing you many times in 2018.  
Welcome to 2018
We hope all have a great 2018, and we would like to know 
what you would like here at the Post.
Bring your ideas to any board member or Post Officers and it will be brought up at a meeting as whether or not we can accomplish these ideas.
Winter is our toughest months with added bills of Electric and Gas, and all our members who fly south for the winter.
We will still be open as always, serving lunch on Wed, Thurs, Fri at 11:00 a.m until, and specials during the week and full
​     Tuesday                Wednesday                  Thursday
Burger Night            All U Can Eat                 Eat in Only
 and Mexican Night            Spaghetti                    Wing Specials

 menu on Friday and Saturday Nights from 4:30 - 9:00 pm
In the Spring we will be revising the menu by taking some items which don't sell and adding new ones. Watch for Anthony's revised Menu.
Meetings for the Post are 1st Mon of Month at 7:00 pm unless, the 1st is a holiday, then it will be the first Tuesday after the first Monday.    
Sons meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the Month at 7:00 pm.
Auxiliary Unit 556 meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 THERE IS NO MEETING IN JANUARY 2018.

February watch for our Superbowl Party on the February 4th....Go Bills, you made the play offs. - Bring a Dish to Pass

​2:00 pm
February 18, 2018 will be our Daytona Party, and proper beach attire is encouraged.  
Chip will be cooking his famous Chicken BBQ, 
This is also, a Break up the Cabin Fever Party
​Watch for More to Come on These Events
Samuel L. Derby Post 556 
has been here for almost 100 year (2019 100 year Anniversary)
Most of the History, Pictures and other artifacts have been misplaced or unknown where they are....

We are asking everyone, if you have old or new pictures, items related to the old Post, or any military items and would like to donate them to the Post or allow us to get copies of these pictures, literature or other items, it would be well appreciate.

​Please drop them off at the Post or Contact Steve Nelson at the Post 569-3321 or Calvin Fain at the Post or Home at 569-9202 or e-mail me at

We are looking for missing Commanders Pictures too..
Edward Nocton (1928), Charles Austin (1931/32), George Anderson (1944),
Arvid Anderson (1962)

if your family member was an officer of the Post no matter what office he/she held please drop off their picture

From the Membership Chairperson of the Veterans of Post 556, and Newsletter Person

I must sent out my apologize to all members of Samuel L. Derby Post 556, I have been tasked with the Newsletter, and updating the mailing list of Our Post.
Over the past few months I have been updating the mailing list by removing non members, deceased members and addresses of individuals who have moved and haven't notified Post 556 of an address change.  Last newsletter of 2017 we mailed out over 1200 newsletters and after going through the list it is now down to 854.  This includes members who are currently paid up for the 2018 year.  So we have been paying for postage for those 300 members who didn't hold a current membership here at our Post since their membership expired in ??????  2010 to present time.

If you are not a current member you can get the newsletter on this webpage by clicking above on Full Calendar, Newsletter

I apologize for the mistake of not telling the printer to put the initial of L for Legion member, A for Auxiliary Member, or S for Sons Members on this mailing label to indicate you have paid for 2018.
Since I forgot: If you have a current 2018 membership card in your possession, you are a current paid up member of Post 556 and you will continue to receive a newsletter in the mail, and .unless you elect to retrieve it on this website or join our e mailing list to receive said newsletter and updates of the Post events You usually can get it before receiving it in the one of the Large newsletters will contain additional information, I can not fit in the one page newsletter being mailed.

Once again please accept my apology and I hope to have the newsletter out soon in April.

My apologize go out to Cindy Reidy and the Joseph P. Dwyer (Peer to Peer Group) Program of Chautauqua County it was written in the Post Newsletter as the Blue Star Mother's.....sponsoring the room at the United Christian Advocacy Network (UCAN) Mission on 1st St. Jamestown, New York.  This is not true the Dwyer Program is sponsoring the Veterans Room.  The Newsletter has been corrected and reposted here.
of Western New York Monthly Meeting - Date Change due to Valentines Day is on our regular meeting night.

Meeting will be the 3rd Wednesday of the Month rather than the 2nd Wednesday of the Month for February

February 21, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Samuel L. Derby American Legion Post 556
aka: Frewsburg American Legion
9 Meadow Lane
Frewsburg, New York 14738
Post Phone # 716-569-3321
P.O.C. Cal or Kelly at 716-569-9202
2:00 pm