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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Post 331 2015 Donations to Active Duty Military and Organizations Supporting Veterans

Each year, Post 331 Executive Committee examines their budget and then decides to whom and how much to donate to active duty military organizations (e.g., Coast Guard) and various veteran’s organizations. We donate money to local, state, and national organizations that best support veterans and the veteran supported community events. We also consider requests of…

Post 331 hosts Testimony for Veteran’s Courts

Post 331 hosts Testimony for Veteran’s Courts–Veterans Courts, Are They in Jersey’s Future? Click here to read more!!    

A. Commander Clayton Presnts Ticket to Paulo Cheng

For the second year in a row, The Stephen C. Ludlam American Legion Post 331 of Avalon and Stone Harbor, New Jersey is sending US Coast Guard personnel and their families home for the holidays. This is a project that was initiated by now First Vice Commander James P. Fleischmann in 2014 in coordination with…

Citizens/Veterans Advisory Council of Cape May County

Online Help for Veterans: Citizens/Veterans Advisory Council of Cape May County Launches Website The website of the Citizens/Veterans Advisory Council of Cape May County (CVAC) is a comprehensive, online clearing house of resources for veterans. Designed and built specifically to meet the needs of veterans of all armed services and eras, the website is accessible…

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