Past Commanders of Post 2

1919 Leigh J. Monson
1920 John P. Conmy
1921 Julius Baker
1922 Harry Carpenter
1923 Frank Darrow
1924 Emery Gestie
1925 Elmer Flaten
1926 Seth Richardson
1927 William Stern
1928 Eddie Krau
1929 C T Hoverson
1930 Steve Gorman
1931 Lynn Stambaugh
1932 Walt Christianson
1933 Claire Brickner
1934 Floyd Lavelle
1935 Russ Burfening
1936 Frank Talcott
1937 Walt Johnson
1938 Andy Quam
1939 Earl Shaw
1940 Herb Franek
1941 Dave Brann
1941 Arthur Ulness
1942 Fred Knautz
1943 A I Johnson
1944 Clarence Olson
1945 Floyd Collar
1946 George Soule
1947 Jack Weed
1948 C Warner Litten
1949 Adrian O McClellan

1950 George Zalusky
1951 Leonard Van Horne
1952 George S Probsfield    

1953 Andrew Lantz
1954 Alpha J Montplaisir
1955 JohnJ Probosk
1956 Donald Kuehn
1956 Vern Lang
1957 Matthew McGahon
1958 John D West
1959 Joseph Parmer
1960 James Brodigan
1961 John J O'Connor
1962 Thomas Noonan
1963 Duane Muntre
1964 Leroy Smith
1965 Myron Hovden
1966 William Schilling
1967 Mike Mitzel
1968 Harry Moore
1969 Gary Wentz
1970 Robert Stone
1971 Robert Smith
1972 Orlyen Stensgard
1973 Frank Suppa
1974 Marcus McDonald
1975 Robert Long
1976 Burton Maxwell
1977 Curt Nelson
1978 Howard Erickson
1979 Henry Deyle

1980 Harold Christensen
1981 Peter Bilstad
1982 E Duane Lee
1983 Robert Lechner
1984 James Kapitan
1985 James Tweeter

1986 Donald Rapske
1987 James Mclaughlin
1988 Gerald Halvorson
1989 Edward Murphy
1990 Carl C Anderson
1991 Edwin McLaughlin
1992 Marlyn Wegge
1993 Kenneth Nellermoe
1994 Thomas Miller
1995 Mitch Olson
1996 Larry Lein
1997 Wallace Lueck
1998 Donald Schwinden
1999 Kathleen Buccholz
2000 Alex P MacDonald
2001 Raphael M. Hoff
2002 Linda Whaley
2003 David Lee
2004 Cathy Keogh
2005 Wayne Wermager
2006 Dave Rice
2007 Keith Kerbaugh
2008 Ron Matthews
2009 Dave Johnston
2010 Robert Jacobson
2011 Linda Whaley

2012 Cathy Keogh

2013 Brad Aune

2014 Brad Aune

2015 Michele Olson

2016 Christopher Hanson

2017 Christopher Hanson

2018 Sylvan Melroe

2019 Sylvan Melroe

2020 Larry Lein

2021  Larry Lein

News

Post Meeting - October 5th

 

Our next Post Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the VFW (201 Broadway, Fargo) in downtown Fargo!

 

Post Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month.

 

We hope to see you at the meeting!

Robert A. (Bob) Lechner Internment and Celebration of Life
 
An Internment Ceremony will take place for Post 2 Past Commander Bob Lechner on Thursday, October 7th at the Fargo National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will take place at the VFW (201 Broadway, Fargo) in downtown Fargo following the internment.  
 
Bob passed away in Cheyenne, Wyoming on August 27th at the age of 87.  His Memorial Service took place in Cheyenne on September 4th.
 
All are invited to celebrate the life of Bob Lechner, a dedicated American Legion Post 2 member.

 

A Salute to Our Afghanistan Veterans
 
CLICK HERE to read a special salute to our Afghanistan veterans by National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford.
Memorial Service at Lindenwood Park
 
During Navy Week, which took place July 19-25, the Commanding Officer of the USS North Dakota, Cmdr. Robert Edmonson III, along with his wife, Melissa, and the Chief and two enlisted Sailors from the submarine crew participated in a memorial service at Lindenwood Park in Fargo. The Post 2 Color Guard also participated as they conducted honors along with taps.
 
The Chaplain from Navy Operational Support Center Fargo provided the prayer.
It was an honor for the Navy & Post 2 to provide these honors.
Memorial Service at Fargo National Cemetery
 
It was an honor to have Cmdr. Robert Edmonson III, Commander of the USS North Dakota, along with Navy personnel from the USS North Dakota and Navy Operational Support Center Fargo as a part of a Memorial Service at the Fargo National Cemetery last month.
 
Military Honors were conducted by the Fargo Memorial Honor Guard on a beautiful summer day.
Several members from Post 2 are also members of the Fargo Memorial Honor Guard.

How to Help Afghan Allies

 

The American Legion is in search of veterans looking to help resettled Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) and refugees.  Many of these Afghans assisted American forces in Afghanistan as interpreters during the Global War on Terrorism.

 

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

100 Miles for Hope

 

CLICK HERE to read a message from National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford regarding the 100 Miles for Hope.

More Ways to Help Disabled Veterans, Families in Need

 

The American Legion has expanded the ways in which participants in the second annual 100 Miles for Hope can support disabled veterans and military families in need.  CLICK HERE to learn more!

American Legion Posts 'Saving Lives' Through Vaccine Efforts

 

American Legion Herman Kent Post 777 in Jamestown, NY already had a strong relationship with the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) prior to the coronavirus pandemic.  But both entities recently expanded that relationship in an effort to get as many COVID-19 vaccines out to area veterans.

 

CLICK HERE to read more!

Thank You!

 

Thank you to District 1 Commander Ben Bush of Harwood for stopping by our Post Meeting in March!  We appreciate your time and are glad to have you as our leader of our area district!

100 Miles for Hope

 

Be a part of the 2021 100 Miles for Hope to raise funds and awareness for the American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation (V&CF).  CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can participate!

What to know about the virtual Washington Conference

 

This year’s American Legion Washington Conference will be virtual, due to safety concerns regarding the ongoing pandemic.  However, the conference, which is from March 1 to 4, has a packed agenda and technology allows Legionnaires to participate from wherever they may be.

 

CLICK HERE to learn more about the conference.

From the National Commander

 

CLICK HERE to read the latest from our National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford.

What Veterans Need to Know About Getting the Vaccine from the VA

 

As an influx of veterans are seeking the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, many want clarity on when and where they will be able to get their vaccines.  CLICK HERE to read more.

‘We Must End This Uncivil War,’ President Biden Says

 

Just before noon on January 20th, Joe Biden took the oath of office of as the 46th President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States.  CLICK HERE to read more.

American Legion Condemns Violence in U.S. Capitol

 

American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford unequivocally condemned the attacks on the U.S. Capitol.  CLICK HERE to read more.

COVID-19 Vaccines

 

The VA is working hard to get COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans as quickly and safely as possible.  CLICK HERE to sign up and help them understand your interest in getting a vaccine when one is available to you.  They’ll send you updates on how they’re providing vaccines across the country - and when you can get your vaccine if you want one.

Suicide Prevention for Veterans and Military Service Members Information

 

Suicide is a very serious subject with our veterans and our currently serving service members. Please take some time to learn how to recognize when veterans are in distress and how to react and help if they are in trouble.
 
Here are some helpful web links to help you learn more:
 
 
 
The Veterans Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day to those who are in need of help. Dial 800-273-8255, then select 1.
 
For more information, please contact Fargo VA Suicide Prevention Education and Outreach Specialist Nicole Veselka, BSN, RN at (701) 239-3700, ext. 3370.

HeartSprings Community Healing Center

 

Thank you to Jan Nelson for stopping in at our Post Meeting to talk about the programs and classes offered at HeartSprings Community Healing Center!  CLICK HERE to learn more about them and the services that they offer.

Veteran e-Notifications!

 

Want to be notified of the latest veterans news and events in Cass County?  Then sign up for eNotifications!  CLICK HERE and enter your contact information to receive these handy notifications!

Thank You to Our Color Guard

 

Thank you to our outstanding Post 2 Color Guard for all that they do in and around the Fargo-Moorhead area. From posting colors are local patriotic and sports events to providing military rites and final honors at funerals, this group of dedicated individuals perform their duties diligently regardless of the day or weather conditions.

VALOR at NDSU

 

VALOR (Veteran Alliance Organization) was created to improve the campus climate for military and veteran students at North Dakota State University.  The concept is to create a network of ADVOCATES made up of staff, faculty, and administrators at NDSU who are identified to our veteran students as people that they can go to for guidance and direction.

 

VALOR materials and training opportunities provide:

  • An understanding of military culture.
  • An understanding of potential issues student veterans face.
  • An awareness of the resources available to student veterans on and off our campus.

 

VALOR is sponsored by American Legion Post 400 and an Advisory Board that provides guidance and oversight.

 

Questions on the program can be directed to Adjutant Christopher Hanson or Past Commander Brad Aune, both who are Advisory Board members of VALOR.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NDSU VALOR PROGRAM!

Why Join the Legion?

 

Looking for good reasons to join or convince someone to join the American Legion?  Wondering if it would be worth it to start up again after letting your membership lapse?  CLICK HERE to read more about why you should join us in our mission and cause!



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