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 Bulge 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

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2015 Events

We have published our calendar of events for 2015.  Please take a moment to review them and mark your personal calendar with the events you want to attend. Click here to go to events page We hope to see you at all of them!  

The battle remembered

Seventy years after the cold, snowy, bloody fight that led to victory in World War II, Bulge veterans continue to find each other. By Henry Howard – January 1, 2015 Featured in The American Legion Magazine Seventy years ago, Europe experienced its coldest winter in decades. Adolf Hitler decided the time was right to launch a…

Message From Our Commander
Commander Harry Clayton

This is my 2014 year-end report to you on the status of our Post. I would like to welcome our members who have joined our Post this past year. I hope you have and will continue to be involved in our Post’s activities. That is the best way to enjoy the comradeship of our fraternity…

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