American Legion Post 129
ADAOCAN is proud to acknowledge Post 129 as its first Supporting Organization. In 2010 and 2011, the Post provided ADAOCAN with an accessible location for celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We are grateful for the warm welcome and assistance from the officers and the other veterans. They have reached out to us for suggestions to include returning veterans and people in the community for inclusion in all aspects of society. In fact, Post 129 exceeded ADA standards by constructing a wider accessible path leading to the bunker bar and picnic tables.
In the September/October, 2011, issue of Sound-Off, Commander Richard Gato wrote, “We recently hosted a conference for ADAOCAN celebrating the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This celebration was especially fitting since more and more veterans are returning from war with disabilities and ADAOCAN will prove to be a valuable resource to them.”
Post 129 was organized in October 1919 and was located in downtown Toms River for 80 years. The Post is named after George P. Vanderveer who was the first Ocean County veteran to die of injuries incurred in WWI. At the age of 18, he succumbed to injuries, shell shock and the effects of gas. George was born in 1899 and in 1999 the Post observed the anniversary of his 100th birthday. Post 129 is currently located on Church Road in Toms River and is the largest Post in the State of New Jersey with over 1500 members. Veterans of all wars and conflicts are welcome. For more information about veterans and Post 129, visit http://www.alpost129.com or call 732-255-9250
Thank You American Legion Post 129.