American Legion Morris County - New Jersey

Morris County Committee - Department of New Jersey

Since the American Legion was first founded in 1919 the American Legion has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining a Post in Morris County enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families.

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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of Morris County, New Jersey. Join a Post in the County in order to support the American Legion. There are many ways to serve as a member of the Legion Family!

American Legion Leadership - 2019-2020-2021

County Commander (Morris) - Amery Vasso

Phone - 973-349-4777 Email -

DEC (Morris) - William Kramer

Dept. Vice Commander (Covers Morris) - Tom Dresdner

Department Commander - Robert Newell

National Commander - Bill Oxford

Follow the links below to see the many ways you can seek IMMEDIATE help!

The LEGION Act Was Signed Into Law by President Trump

Effective July 30, 2019

The American Legion Eligibility Criteria Has Changed

There are Now 2 Eligibility Periods


April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918

Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the 

federal government.


Prospective Members Simply Need to Have Served Honorably and Provide Proof of Service (DD214)

Currently All Meetings Are Cancelled - Due to COVID-19 Response

All Morris County American Legion Posts Are Closed

2020 Department of New Jersey Convention is Cancelled


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Anthony P. "Tony" Lori
10/06/1928 - 04/18/2020


Live Stream Link to American Legion Service 12:45pm April, 24, 2020

Anthony Lori, a resident of Whippany for over 70 years, passed away on April 18, 2020.  He was 91.

Born in Boonton on October 6, 1928 to the late Frank and Dominica (Piccone) Lori, Tony served in the US Army from 1948 – 1953.  He and his wife Betty were married in 1949 and settled in Whippany the same year.  Tony worked for the County of Morris for 41 years, retiring as Superintendent of Weights and Measures.  He was honored by the Morris County Freeholders in 1998 for 40 years of dedicated and distinguished service.  He was a former member and past President and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the NJ Weights & Measures Association.

Tony was very active in his community.  He was a member of the Volunteer Firemen of Hanover Township District # 2.  He was Past Chief and also part of the Special Policemen attached to District #2.  He was named Fireman of the Year in 1998 and served as Chairman of the Fire Commissioners for 8 years and on the Fire Prevention Bureau.  He also served with the Morris County and New Jersey Fire Commissioners Associations.  He was a Trustee and past Treasurer and President of NJ PBA Local #203, which he was honored with a life membership in the organization.  Tony was also a member of NJ Civil Service Association; Battleship New Jersey Historical Society; Polish American Club of Whippany; Italian American Club of Clifton; Morris Voiture #228, 40/8; VFW Post 5301 and chaired the American Legion Department Cancer Fund Drive in Morris County.

In addition to those organizations, Tony was very involved with the American Legion on many levels.  He was a member of Whippanong Post #155 of the American Legion where he was Post Commander in 1966.  He was awarded a life membership to the post and named outstanding member in 1971.  He was Morris County Commander in 1968 and was the Convention Corporation Chairman from 1970-1977.  He helped organize and was a member of Morris County Past Commanders Club.  Tony served on the Department of New Jersey Executive Committee from 1970-1976 and was Commander in 1979.  In addition, he was a member of the Past Department Commanders Club at National.  Tony also worked with multiple commissions and committees on County and National level- Past Chairman and member of the County of Morris Veterans Service Committee, National Legislative Committee of the American Legion, member of the National Commission of Children & Youth and served as the Region II Children & Youth Chairman and was a member of the American Legion Citizens Flag Alliance.

For his dedication and commitment to these organizations, he was cited by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholder in 1977 for outstanding service to the Veterans and his community and in 2002, the New Jersey State Fireman’s Association issued a resolution recognizing him for his many years of dedication to the Whippany Fire Company; to the residents of Hanover Township, the Town of Whippany and County of Morris.

He and his wife Betty were members of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Whippany and loved traveling to their home in Greene, Maine.

Tony was the loving and dedicated husband to his late wife, Betty for over 70 years.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Home:
Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home
Due to the social distancing and gathering restrictions in place from the pandemic, services for Tony are private.

Memorial Gifts:
Those who wish may contribute in his memory to the American Legion Children’s Welfare Foundation, The American Legion Donation Processing, PO Box 1954, Indianapolis, IN 46206 or at

Morris County Scrapbook 

County Historian Dennis Porpora has done a commendable job in assembling a County Scrapbook. Please check out the final result of this hardwork and dedication to the American Legion. 

(Via the link below) 

Commander Vasso

Link to County Scrapbook