Since our activation in 1945, Stephen C. Ludlam Post 331 of The American Legion has been welcoming veterans from all branches of our Armed Forces. We support military personnel currently serving our country and look back on the veterans through out our Nation’s history. We keep alive the memories of their mission and sacrifice for justice, freedom and democracy. And we maintain the principles of the Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion.
Tatham’s Life Saving Station is the oldest existing building in Stone Harbor, NJ and is home to the Stephen C. Ludlam American Legion Post 331. The Post is named in memory of Stephen C. Ludlam who was killed in action at the Battle of the Colmar Pocket during World War II. For his heroic action in defeating a German machine gun and saving his comrades, Private Ludlam received the Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Cross (our nation’s 2nd highest award).
Pictured above is the home to Post 331. Returning from WWII, our founding members, pitched in to buy the decommissioned US Coast Guard Station. Built as a US Life Saving Station in 1895, today it is refurbished inside and out. It houses a museum of military artifacts and archives from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Also on display are murals, pictures and placards explaining the methods used by the first US Life Savers that protected the New Jersey maritime traffic.


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Latest News and Happenings

Annual Memorial Day Handbook has changed!

This year the book will  be expanded to not only include Memorial Day, but Flag Day (June 14) and Veterans’Day (November 11), too. We also will include each month’s American Legion events and activities from Memorial Day to Veteran’s Day. That means  this book will be a living handbook of activities throughout the summer and…

Veterans Day 2016

Commander Jim Fleischmann gave introductions to the Annual Veteran’s Day Event. Post 331 supplied fag and rifle squad. In fourth picture stood behind Post 331. Mayor Pagliughi gave a moving story of a wounded veteran. Click here for more details

Stone Harbor Elementary School helped veterans of Post 331

Stone Harbor Elementary School helped veterans of Post 331 and veterans whose children attend the school on Monday, November 7. They sang patriotic songs, provided thank you cards to each veteran, and provided lunch. The event was organized by Mary Beth Ross, a teacher at the school. See more here

Cape May County group honored for work for veterans

NORTH CAPE MAY – Representatives from county, state, and federal government presented local volunteers with awards at the first Citizens/Veterans Advisory Committee (CVAC) Awards Brunch, Sept. 22, for their efforts in providing services to area veterans. See the entire article on the The Gazette of Upper Township website here

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