ALPost76lv - SpiritofFreedom

Welcome to the official website for American Legion Post 76
 in Las Vegas, Nevada! The purpose of this site is to present 
information for local veterans [of all eras] and their families, 
 newsletter online, list local and national resources, and list 
events that Post 76 is involved with.

 WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE:  


Post 76 serves the western and northwestern area of Las Vegas, Nevada.

We hold General Meetings at 1:30 pm on the 3rd Sunday of most months at the:

Durango Hills YMCA Community Center

3521 N. Durango Dr.

Las Vegas, NV 89129

(702) 240-9622


Map it

(Just north of W. Cheyenne Ave.)

 

Executive Board Meetings on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm are held at:


The Summerlin Trails Community Center

1910 Spring Gate Lane

Las Vegas, NV 89134

Post 76 supports NO VETERANS ALONE each Thursday, as we join the Nevada Patriot Guard, Women Veterans of Nevada and Vietnam Veterans of America, at the Southern Nevada Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, to honor Veterans who are being buried by the County and have no relatives or friends to attend their funeral. Post 76 also supports Wreaths Across America.


Post 76 in cooperation with the Fleet Reserve Association and The Lakes Association sponsors a Memorial Day Observance including speakers, honor guards, ceremonial flag folding and terminating with the passing of a wreath from Veterans representing war eras from WWII to the present to JROTC commanders who then board a boat and place the wreath on the water.

The Post has sponsored Christmas parties for foster children from the Olive Crest organization, providing Christmas gifts, a light buffet, and pictures with Santa Claus to each of the children and their families and foster families.


Post 76 has a gun club where members, friends and families get together to non-competitively shoot and socialize.


Legionnaires from Post 76 volunteer their time to support the Veterans Administration Voluntary Services, Nevada Veterans Foundation, Family Readiness Groups for local Reserve and National Guard Units, Veterans Service Fairs, Retiree Appreciation Days at Nellis AFB, Information Fair at Creech AFB, Boy Scout Merit Badge programs, and Boy Scout air rifle and safety training.


In 2009, Post 76, in the true Spirit of Freedom, was honored to have debated and proposed an appropriate name to honor the only high school in Las Vegas and surrounding Clark County to be named for our local men & women serving in the armed forces, during all war periods; the Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy [VTCTA].


The Spirit of Freedom Post 76 proudly took a strong leadership position in 2010 to expedite the creation and development of a much needed, and long overdue, USO lounge for transiting service men & women to relax, meet with loved ones, and enjoy many creature comforts while traveling through Las Vegas' McCarran Airp


  


 

 

 

Post Commanders and Adjutants

Post 76 Las Vegas, NV, Nevada

May 1, 2013

 

Year Commander Adjutant
1994-1995 William Powers, Paul Kelly
1995-1997 Jerry Simpson, Paul Kelly & Ken Mason
1997-1999 Joe Folsom Casey Martin & John Rost
1999-2000 John O'Sullivan, John Rost & Jeffery Mills
2000-2001 Roy Funke & Jack Ford, John Rost
2001-2002 Jack Ford, John Rost
2002-2005 Torres Ramey John Rost
2005-2006 Harry Keneman John Rost
2006-2007 Torey Ramey John Rost
2007-2008 John Rost Paul Hemsley Sr.
2008-2009 Robert Jagemann Paul Hemsley Sr.
2009-2010 Robert Jagemann Paul Hemsley Sr.
2010-2011 John “Ted” Pugh, Jack Ford
2011-2012 John “Ted” Pugh, Jack Ford & Roger Henning PhD
2012-2013 Paul Hestand Roger Henning PhD
2013-2014 Joel Forman Roger Henning PhD

2014-2015 Joel Forman Stephen Daugherty

2016-2017 Joel Forman Stephen Daugherty

2017-2018  Mike Percival,  Stephen Daugherty