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
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
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:
Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation
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.
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
(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.