WILLIAM J. LEHMAN NAMED CAPE MAY COUNTY LEGIONNAIRE OF THE YEAR 2015 –
William J. Lehman of Stone Harbor was named Cape May County Legionnaire of the Year at the recent meeting of the of the county officers of the Cape May County American Legion held at the Stephen C. Ludlam American Legion Post 331 in Stone Harbor. Bill received the award for his tireless efforts in support of The American Legion and his dedicated support of the Seven Mile Island’s American Legion Post in Stone Harbor. He was a principle force behind the restoration of the Post’s 1895 US Lifesaving Building and its inclusion on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places and its continued capital improvements and maintenance. Through his research and personal contacts as a curator of the building’s lifesaving and military museums, he has obtained unusual and historic photographs, uniforms, and artifacts for his museums. As a result, the Post’s building is a destination for tourists during the summer months and is one of the locations on the Annual New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge. Bill voluntarily supports many of the Post’s fund raising activities and organizes the Post’s ceremony support by staffing and training its firing squad and color guard. As a trustee, he has provided invaluable support to the management of the Stephen C. Ludlam American Legion Post 331.
Presenting the award to Bill Lehman at the June 18th meeting was the newly installed Department of New Jersey Commander Michael C. Babli, Jr of Waterford Township, New Jersey.
Pictured Left to Right: Post 331 Commander Harry M. Clayton of Avalon, William J. Lehman of Stone Harbor, and New Jersey Department Commander Michael C. Babli, Jr.