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Welcome to the John H. Collins Post # 24 website


Our Post is now located at Veterans Memorial Building at the corner of Atwater and Seymour Avenues in Derby, Connecticut.... The Post is the oldest Veterans Organization in Derby and has been a leader in Veterans Affairs not only in our town, but the Naugatuck Valley as well....

The Post was formed and chartered in 1919 and was named after John H. Collins, a hometown lad who was the first Derby fatal casualty of World War One....

The Post originally occupied the building at the corner of Atwater and Seymour Avenues which is now the Veterans Memorial.... The Post moved to a location at 230 Caroline Street in 1945....

The Post was the birthplace of the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps.... The Hurricanes started out as a parade unit and graduated to field competition.... They have won National recognition and are one of the premier corps on the Drum Corps scene....

Today, the John H. Collins Post #24 leads the way in promoting American Legion programs in the Naugatuck Valley.... We sponsor a team in Legion Baseball, we send our young men and women to Boys State and Girls State to learn the political process of our government and we provide outstanding service to today's returning veterans through our Veterans Service Office in the Derby City Hall which we man jointly with the Veterans of Foreign Wars....

All of these programs require one very important element.... Volunteers.... We have a membership comprised of veterans from WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.... These men and women give of their time, talents and treasure to assist their comrades in arms....

Why not join us and put your knowledge to work.... Look for more information on how you can join the American Legion on the membership page....


Flag Distribution for Veterans

 Flags will be distributed to all Veterans graves in Derby beginning on May 23, 2018. Distribution will begin at Oak Cliff cemetery on Hawthorn Avenue at approx. 9:00 a.m. After Oak Cliff cemetery is complete, we will proceed to the Russian Orthodox Cemetery, St Michaels and Mt St Peter. All veterans and non-veterans are encouraged to participate.

Department of Connecticut Nixes Post Minutes on Internet

In an email sent from the Department of Connecticut Adjutant's Office, it was noted that our Post is in violation of "Rules of Order" by posting the minutes of the monthly meetings on the Post website....

Rather than make an issue of it all, we opted to take the minutes off the Post website....

Therefore, if any member wants a copy of the Meeting Minutes of this Post, he can email the Post Adjutant and a copy will be emailed to you....

Post Adjutant email address -

Personally, we thought that it was a good idea(posting the minutes)in that it kept those who did not make a meeting in the "loop"....


Memorial Day Flags

Flags were distributed to Veterans graves on Wednesday May 23, 2018. Any Veteran that has a footstone or markings in their headstone was given a flag in memory of their service to their country. See events for pictures.

Centennial Monument installation

The Post 24 Centennial Monument has been Installed at the Veteran's Community Building at Atwater and Seymour Avenue. Further celebration will be scheduled in the future. See events for pictures.


Flag Retirement

Flag Retirement will be sometime in July or August. Once the flags are collected from Mr. St. Peter after July 4th, they need to be stripped to prepare them for retirement.

More News

Why not try your hand at recruiting a new member.....

Surely you must know some prospective Veterans !!!!

Make sure you check this page often for news about the Post and its' activities....

Next Meeting

Our Next meeting will be June 14, 2018 at the Veterans Memorial Building, Atwater and Seymour Avenue, Derby, at 11:00 a.m.



Atwater & Seymour Avenues  •  Derby, CT 06418
phone: 203-735-3840

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