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Memorial Day Observance

Irish general to keynote Dorchester’s Memorial Day observances

Courtesy: Bill Forry, Editor of The Dorchester Reporter

Dorchester’s annual observation of Memorial Day will have a distinctly Irish accent this year. The keynote speaker of the time-honored ceremony in Cedar Grove Cemetery on May 29 will be Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, who has serves with the Irish Army.

O’Halloran has a special connection to Dorchester. His brother, Damion O’Halloran, is a well-known bartender at the Eire Pub.

Gen. O’Halloran has served 10 tours of duty over his four decades in uniform, including stints attached to the United Nations and NATO forces. He is the married father of four, living in Co. Westmeath.

The ceremony at Cedar Grove Cemetery starts around 10 a.m. following a parade from the John P. McKeon Post AMVETS #146 on Hilltop Street. Five different Dorchester veteran posts will participate in the observances.

Monday, May 29th • Post Opens @ 0830

The McKeon Post is the Host Post this year and we are asking for full participation from our members. As always the Post will be open for coffee and donuts at 0830hrs. the flag will be raised at 0945hrs and we will step off the Memorial Day Parade at 1000hrs at Cedar Grove Cemetery for Memorial Day Observance ceremonies. At the conclusion of the ceremony we will march back to the Post for lunch and refreshments. We will have more information to follow as we get closer to Memorial Day.

Annual Father’s Day Road Race

Sunday, June 18th 

Walkers at 9:30AM • Runners at 10:00AM

This year our Road Race Chairman Steve Kinney has partnered with Race Wire to facilitate the race You will be able to go to http://my.racewire.com/events to register. Applications will be $25 per runner or walker pre-registered before the race. The day of the race registration will be $30 per runner or walker. The first 250 registered will get a Road Race Shirt. The race also includes a free cookout, beer and soda after the race. Always a great way to spend Father’s Day with family and friends! Hope to see you there!

The McKeon Post Function Rooms

For bookings please call our rental managers Monday thru Friday 9AM to 3PM or Saturday from 10AM to Noon at 617-436-2911
We DO NOT take bookings through our web site.

We offer private on site parking for up to 150 cars.

Please note: The McKeon Post does not take bookings for “Sweet 16” parties.

Conveniently Located

Members’ Room Hours

Monday & Tuesday 3PM – 11PM
Wednesday – Friday 3PM – 12AM
Saturday 12PM – 12AM
Sunday 12PM – 10PM

  • 2016 - 2017 Officers
  • Commander Chris Burke
  • 1st Vice Commander Steve Finn PC
  • 2nd Vice Commander Jack Hussey
  • Finance Officer Paul Cash PC
  • Adjutant Steve Sullivan
  • Provost Marshall John Thompson PC
  • Judge Advocate Paul Hynes
  • Service Officer Bruce Brown PC
  • Executive Board: Pat Callahan, Randy Brooks, Steve Kinney PC

Notes

Message from Commander Chris Burke

We are always recruiting new veteran members so any current member who brings in a new veteran members and signs him up with a copy of their DD214 that day will get a few free beverages on the Post!

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Honor Guard

McKeon Post is looking for a Few Good Men. If you a Veteran Member or Associate Member and re intersted in serving the McKeon Post please contact the Captain of the Honor Guard, Terry Clark.

Member Emails

If you are interested in getting up to date information from the Post via email please send your name and Email address to jpmcmckeon@comast.net. We are trying to build a database so we can get information out to our members.

Important Notice

Please be advised the any Associate Member not paid by January 1, 2017 will have their name removed from the roster. you will have to re-apply and obtain an E-board Sponsor to get back onto the membership roster and into the Post. There is and updated membership book in the Members’ Room so you can check your status, or call 1st Vice Steve Finn membership chairman at the Post. All non-members key cards have been deactivated and will not allow you into the Members’ Room.

Ongoing Activities

Candlepin-bowling-usa-lane2McKeon Post Bowling League

Thursday Nights @ Boston Bowl Starting September 8th at 7PM

See Charlie Pero in the Members Lounge if interested

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McKeon Post Pool League

Starts Wednesday Nights in September both home and away on the South Shore

If interested come by the members room and sign up.

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McKeon Shuffle Board League

Will be starting up again on Tuesday nights after the New Year.

If you are interested please see Sean Weir about the details

A Message from 1st Vice Commander

MEMBERSHIP:

We are ready for this years membership renewal. That means it is time to “PAY YOUR DUES!” This year’s dues will be $40. Remember AMVETS has changed their membership dates. The membership year is September 1 to August 31. Renewal applications can be downloaded by clicking on on the links below.

DO NOT PAY NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS YOUR MCKEON POST MEMBERSHIP DUES!

This has been a nightmare for all of us, both the members and the membership chairman. National is not notifying The McKeon Post if you paid dues. Therefore the post doesn’t acknowledge that you a re paid upland your membership card is deactivated. So please, disregard the national renewal notice and send your dues directly to the post, or even better, come down on the dates of our membership drive is going on and pay them.

This year Veteran Members will be receiving a new Veteran ID Card from National (at least that is what we were told.) Now don’t forget the White Plastic Key Card to enter the building is still in effect. All we do is activate the card electronically in our computer and you are good to go, BUT, if you don’t pay your dues it is just as easy to DEACTIVATE it.

See you down the post! Help your your post out and pay your dues in September!

Membership Information

If you are interested in joining The McKeon Post and/or AMVETS you can download the forms by clicking on the links below:

McKeon Post Membership Application

AMVETS Membership Application

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