The West Paterson American Legion Post in Passaic County
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. This post, revitalized in recent years in an outpouring of hard work and support from millennial veterans led by our former commander, Erik Luker, is doing things differently... Better. Joins us. Support us. #OneOfUs
You can reserve our main hall space for your wedding, baby or bridal shower, party, business meeting, or other event. Visit the event space in person, every Monday night between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for our open house. The Legion Room, accommodates up to 120 people with banquet seating, or 200 in an open layout. We offer plenty of parking in our two private parking lots as well as an affordable, brilliant looking, modern facility. You can reserve online here.
The Woodland Park Post Officers
Jairo Rodriguez Chief Executive Officer
Jairo is an Air-force veteran who returned from service in the middle east and around the world as an Airborne Operations Specialist and continued fighting for his community here in Woodland Park. Jairo stepped into his position with a sense of pride to carry on the legacy of modernizing the Legion in order to meet the needs of all our veterans with a special emphasis on Post 9/11 veterans. Jairo is also a real estate agent with the Keller Williams Team and member of the Board of Education.
Carl Rinaldi Chief Operating Officer
United States Marines know what it takes to serve and lead. Carl is a no nonsense Marine who joined the American Legion, stepped up, and started putting his leadership skills to use. Carl is fixing many of the issues still lingering from years past and organizing the Post to help it reach its maximum potential. Carl is also a fitness trainer so he helps strengthen the post and our veterans at the same time. Carl is both a dedicated member of the Legion and the community and looks forward to keeping the momentum of the post going strong and into the future.