Message From Our Commander

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 of veterans and get to know our members. I hope that this coming year is good to you and your families. This report covers our activities, events, donations, and a final salute to our departed comrades-in-arms.

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50/50 Raffle- Post 331 Major Fundraiser

August 2014
50/50 Raffle- Post 331 Major Fundraiser
Every year we sponsor a raffle in order to raise money for our building preservation. The drawing occurs on Veteran’s Day. Once again we had a sell out of the tickets.  Below is a picture of our booth Stone Harbor Craft Fair and a picture of some of members selling tickets at the Fair (from left to right- V. Lachman, R. Werwinski, D. West, A Faint, & B. Lehman)
SH Craft Show 8-14 selling 50-50- tickets SH Craft Show 8-2014 Post booth

Jersey post sends Coast Guardsmen home for holidays

Thanks to Jim Fleischmann efforts on behalf of the Coast Guard project and all who supported his effort and contributed.


December 17, 2014

Post 331 in Stone Harbor raises funds to send two Coast Guardsmen from Training Center Cape May home to spend holidays with their families

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Hutchens and his wife, Rebekah, receive their tickets and travel itinerary from Legionnaire Jim Fleischmann for their fully paid trip home for the holidays. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards)

Legionnaire James Fleischmann remembers what it was like to serve in the Air Force and not have much in the way of expendable income. And he remembers what it was like to be away from family over the holidays during service.

So Fleischmann – a member of Stephen Ludlam American Legion Post 331 in Stone Harbor, N.J. – went to his post with the idea to send a Coast Guardsmen stationed at nearby Training Station Cape May home for the holidays to see either mom or grandma. As a result, Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Hutchens and Seaman Betty Siscoe will be heading home soon, all expenses paid.

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CoastGuard photo




Vintage Houses of Stone Harbor

December 19, 2014

 Harry Clayton, Commander of American Legion Post 331, is presented a “Vintage House of Stone Harbor” plaque by Bob Ashman of the Stone Harbor Museum. The American Legion Post 331 has diligently maintained and preserved this former Life Saving Station built in 1895. It is the oldest building in Stone Harbor. Commander Clayton said “Our Post 331 is honored to accept this first Vintage House of Stone Harbor certification and will proudly display this plaque”.


The Historic Preservation Committee of the Stone Harbor Museum endeavors to encourage the preservation of the unique heritage of Stone Harbor. The establishment of the “Vintage Houses of  Stone Harbor” program formally recognizes and celebrates certified houses.

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American Legion Post to Honor World War II Vets, Give Tickets to Fly CG Members Home for Christmas

December 19, 2014

STONE HARBOR – For members of Stephen Ludlam American Legion Post 331, Dec. 7 is a day to honor those who served in the Second World War as well as those still serving. Because of the high respect its legionnaires have for veterans, especially those who fought Axis foes 73 years ago, they will mark the “day that will live in infamy” with an informal afternoon reception.

From 1 to 4:30 p.m., World War II veterans who reside locally, estimated from 16 to 20, will be guests of honor at the open house hosted by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion. The public is invited to visit with those who fought in Germany, Italy or the Pacific Theater.


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