This Post came into existence in 1919 following the end of WW 1 and was named for Edward W. Kells who was killed in WWI.
Post 316 operated without a charter for twelve years.On March 19, 1931 the Post received a temporary Charter.
On March 4, 1933 Post 316 received there regular charter and became known as the Edward W. Kells American Legion Post 316.
From 1919 until 1937 the members held there meetings at the Village Hall which was located on Canal Street in Stapleton.
In 1937 they moved into there meeting hall in Oakwood.
After WW II another names was added to the Post.Richard A. Grennie who killed in WW II. Duly approved at a constituted meeting and would now be known as theKells - Grennie Post 316 and was acknowledged at a meeting by the
American Legion Department of New York, held at 2750 Amboy Road, Staten Island New York on October 28, 1953.
Duly approved by the Judge Advocate of the American Legion Department of New York on November 18, 1953
The First Commander was
George T. Wright
This year 2016 will mark the last year that the Kells - Grennie Post 316
will be holding our meetings in this building.Below is a copy of the letter about the sale of the
Kells - Grennie Post 316 Headquarters located at 2750 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10306
In 1939 the Post moved into there
own building in the
town of Oakwood.
When the Post began in 1919 the meetings were held at the Village Hall in the town of Stapleton
First Original Charter Issued On March 14, 1933
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Kells - Grennie Post 316
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Updated Charted issued on February 28, 1945
Following the end of WW II
the name Richard A. Kells
was added to Post 316
and the Post officially named
The Edmund Kells - Richard A. Grennie
American Legion Post 316
as the official name