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.

About Us

ABOUT US

ABOUT THIS POST


Post 76 was first Charted in 1994, and is one of the many American legion post in Nevada. We are based in Las Vegas. Our meetings are generally held on the third Sunday of the month.

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, along with information which can be of use to veterans around the U.S. We will offer the ability to view our newsletter online, list local and national resources, and list events that Post 76 is involved with.

The links above will take you to the various partitions of this site. We will update information when appropriate and add more when we have more. We intend this site to be easy to use, and full of useful or interesting facts. Visit the pages in this site to see what help is available in Nevada, what events are upcoming in Las Vegas and around the country, and what the American Legion Post 76 is all about.


ABOUT THIS POST


CHARTER DATE: September 28, 1994


POST NAMESAKE:


The membership came up with the name "Spirit of Freedom". It went well with our number 76. It would also reflect upon the freedom gained from the 1776 Government of the King of England, who would not allow the "Second class citizens" of the Colonies to be considered equal to those living in England.

Our logo applies our Post number and name, showing who we are and what we stand for.
With this magnanimous donation of several hundred dollars, we were able to move forward with our endeavor. The design artist was given the following facts:

1. Our number and its reference to the 1776 era.
2. The Minute Man soldier with rifle, representing the citizen, the veteran soldier, always ready to defend our country and protect our freedoms.
3. That we are members of the American Legion.
4. That we are a Nevada Post, the State should be represented as well as Las Vegas.
5. The designer included in his first draft, the State motto, "Battle Born."
6. We wanted 13 stars, to represent the original States. No matter how hard he tried, the artist could not do this one without the start looking like dots. We had to settle for 11 stars including the one marking the
City of Las Vegas, for the representation. Since we began in the 9th month and have 11 stars - does that make us the first 9/11 Post?

FIRST COMMANDER: William Powers

NOTABLE MEMBERS:

Jack Ford:
Alternate NEC 2006-2011
Department Commander 2005-2006
Department 1st Vice 2004-2005
Department 2nd Vice 2003-2204
Department Sgt-at-Arms 2002-2003
Department Service Officer 2000-2003
District 2 Commander 2002
District 2 1st Vice Commander 2001
Post Commander 2000-2002
Post 1st Vice Commander 2000
Post 2nd Vice Commander 1998
Post Sgt-at-Arms 1997

Served on the following national committees and sub-committees:

Distinguish Guests
Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation
Economic Matters
Employment and Veterans Preference
Claims and Ratings
Hospital and Medical Services

Additionally serves as the Board of Directors Chairman for the Nevada Boys State program, The National Representative for VA Voluntary Service program and represents The American Legion as a member of the Commanders Advisory group at the VA Hospital.

Robert Jagemann:
District Judge Advocate 2009-2010
Vice Chair, National Distinguished Guests Committee, 2009-2010
Department of Nevada Legislative Committee, 2012-2014
National American Legion Press Association [NALPA], 2009-present
Member – Clark County School Board, Naming of District Facilities 2010 (Secured name for Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy)

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.)
Every quarter we hold a social event in lieu of the General Meeting at different locations. Watch this website, our Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/American-Legion-Post-76-Las-Vegas/1379... or the quarterly newsletter for updates on special social events.
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


Preamble to the ALA Constitution


For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:


To uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations during the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to participate in and contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion; to consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Welcome to Our Post

OUR AREA OF SERVICE: 

Post 76 serves the western and northwestern area of Las Vegas, Nevada and covers the following zip codes.


Our zip codes assigned to us includes: 89018, 89070, 89107, 89108, 89128, 89129, 89130, 89131, 89133, 89134, 89137, 89138, 89143, 89144, 89145, 89149, 89163, 89166, and 89195.


MEMBERSHIP


Please go to the Documents tab above to Download any of the following documents 


to read about:

Why Should You Belong?

Post 76 Membership Application

Active Member Transfer Form 


 MEETINGS:


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

rangDuo Hills YMCA Community Center

3521 N. Durango Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 240-9622


Map it


(Just north of W. Cheyenne Ave.)

Every quarter we hold a social event in lieu of the General Meeting at different locations.  Watch this website, our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Legion-Post-76-Las-Vegas/137926629646653


or the quarterly electronic newsletter for updates on special social events.   


Executive Board Meetings are held at:

The Summerlin Trails Community Center 

1910 Spring Gate Lane

Las Vegas, NV 89134 

Those meetings are on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm. 

HELP US SUPPORT OUR ACTIVE TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Post 76 has adopted Charlie and Delta Company (Vegas Desert Rats) of the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion.  We support both their Family Readiness Group (FRG) and the Yellow Ribbon Program.  See the links on the Links page to learn more about our brave volunteers looking toward winning the peace in a distant land.    

ROD AND GUN CLUB

Post 76 has formed a Rod and Gun Club Committee to explore interest in sponsoring outdoor sports social events.  Activities will include Shooting outings at the Clark County Range about once per quarter on a Saturday, camping out at a cabin near Ely, and sponsoring a Junior Shooting Team (air rifles). 

JOIN A POST:

Members are not restricted to a Post, and this area is merely to give Legionnaires a chance to attend meeting close to them. There are many other Posts in the Las Vegas area that offer special programs such as a Post Home (Post 8) and American Legion Riders (Post 149). Legionnaires can belong to any Post they choose depending upon the receiving Post accepting their membership.

We would like to welcome any conflict period veteran to our Post. The eligibility requirements for membership in the American Legion are as follows:

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving ? you are eligible for membership in the American Legion!

SERVICE PERIODS:

?*August 2, 1990 to today (Operation Desert Shield/Storm and War on Terror)

?December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama) ?

August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada) ?

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam)

?June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korea)

?December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)

?April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)
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* Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join the American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.