The Havelock Post 342 is Lincoln's Youngest American Legion Post. It
was chartered December 12, 1975. The Post started with 33 members
and has grown to 225 members. The Post has won many membership
awards and All Time highs.
When the Post was started it used the
DAV Building at 70th and Seward Streets, and now we use the VFW
131 Building at 5721 Johanna Rd., for our Post Home.
We have two fund raisers a year, to have funds to work on. We
have a Steak Dinner in May and August
The Havelock Post does participate in the programs of The
American Legion. These programs are good for our children, and they
learn a lot from them. The Post has participated in the Jr. Law
Cadet program from its beginning to the present.
Our Post meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, at
7:30 P.M.. We have a lunch and fellowship afterwards with the
Beginning in 1979 the Post and unit held Memorial Dar Services at
the Fairview Cemetery for many years.
In the summer of 1989, the
Havelock Legionnaire was started. It was the recipient of the
NEALPA award in June 1994. We also were the recipient of the first
place Al Weinberg plaque by the National American Legion Press
Association in August 1995. The Havelock Legionnaire received the
second place Al Weinberg plaque in August 1997 also. The Havelock
Legionnaire is still published by-monthly.
Eligibility Dates for The American Legion
August 2, 1990-cessation of hostilities as determined by U.S.
Dec. 20, 1989-
1982- July 31, 1984
Dec. 22, 1961-
May 7, 1975
June 25, 1950-
Jan 31, 1955
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 342
In March 1977 the Unit was presented their charter by the
Department President Ruby Paul. The Unit started with 125 members
and now have 129. We do have Junior members, who are girls Birth to
18, at 18 they become Senior members.
In 1979 the Unit presented The American Flag and Post Banner to
Starting in 1979 the Post and Unit participated in many Parades
in the Havelock area for many years.
We participate and donate to many Auxiliary programs. These
programs are Scholarship, Camp-A-Vet, Special Olympics, Children and
Youth Fund, and Girls State which we sponsor a girl each year. And
many more of the Auxiliary programs.
The Unit meets the same night as the Post.