Since 1927, the American Legion Cathedral Post 1087 in West Hempstead has served as a place for local veterans to connect and provide support for active and retired service men and women. Inside and out, the post pays homage to our nation's veterans, particularly thos who hailed from the West Hempstead community. The building itself also includes a reception hall with a dance floor, disco light, bar and kitchen. It is used by the vets as well as other members of the community. The West Hempstead Senior Citizens and the local Boy Scouts troop both hold meetings and events here on a regular basis.