Post 32 Family


American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans. The American Legion Post 32 Family in Papillion, Nebraska, support our communities youth, organize charity fundraisers, provide comfort items to veterans living in Nebraska veterans homes, participate in local parades and ceremonies and honor fallen comrades at funerals and memorial events.

The success of Post 32 depends on our family members active participation. We are so very proud of all we’ve accomplished in the past and are excited about future opportunities. The communities of Papillion and LaVista are wonderful partners in our endeavors and we are sincerely appreciative of their support. 

We invite you to explore all Post 32 has to offer. Please do consider joining our Family. Simply click on the application form under the picture, print it, fill it out and drop it off at Post 32. Or you can stop in during normal operating hours and fill out a form. Contact our Membership Chairman, James Heesacker, at isthischairtaken@gmail.com.



American Legion Auxiliary

Harry Bossard American Legion Post 32 formally recognizes in its Constitution the American Legion Auxiliary, officially known as “Unit 32, The American Legion Auxiliary”. The Auxiliary conducts amazing services and support functions for Post 32 and the surrounding communities. The Auxiliary meets each second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the Post 32 Hall. The Auxiliary provides key support to the Legion Post 32 staff for funeral & Celebration of Life events. In addition, the Auxiliary supports Papillion Days, Poppy Days, the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home, Sarpy County Government Day, the children’s Christmas party, the Gold Star ceremony, and many more events. For more information please contact one of the Auxiliary Officers.

The American Legion Post 32 Auxiliary is proud to sponsor three $500 scholarships annually which are awarded to graduating high school seniors. We award one (1) each to Papillion-LaVista North High School and Papillion-LaVista South High School. Recipients must be attending a college in Nebraska. A third scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who has American Legion Post 32 affiliations. The recipient of this scholarship need not attend a college in Nebraska. Legion affiliation means you are the son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter of someone who has an active membership in Post 32. Contact the Auxiliary’s Scholarship Point of Contact Mary Jilson at isthischairtaken@gmail.com. Also, consult with your high school’s scholarship coordinator. 2019-2020 scholarship forms and instructions will be posted soon.

2019-2020 Auxiliary Officers:

Unit President: Leatrice Doolen leatricedoolen@msn.com

Unit Vice President: Louise Nichols louisenichols@msn.com

Unit Secretary: Marlene Ingram

Unit Treasurer: Ruthie Starlin  rstar711@centurylink.net

Unit Historian: Beverly Higgins higgins534@cox.net

Membership: Leatrice Doolen leatricedoolen@msn.com

Chaplain: Mary Jillson  isthischairtaken@gmail.com

Sgt-At-Arms: Phyllis Davidson  Prdavidson@cox.net

Member-At-Large: Charlene Marchand  jcmarchand146@cox.net

Member-At-Large: Margaret Southworth msouthworth872@aol.com

Member-At-Large: Tess Ward papiotess@aol.com

2019-2020 Officers (Left to Right): Leatrice Doolen, Louise Nichols, Marlene Ingram, Ruthie Starlin, Beverly Higgins, Mary Jilson, Phyllis Davidson, Charlene Marchand, Margaret Southworth, Tess Ward. Kathy Mazur (far right) Past Department President (2017-2018) installed the Officers.

2019-2020 Officers (Left to Right): Leatrice Doolen, Louise Nichols, Marlene Ingram, Ruthie Starlin, Beverly Higgins, Mary Jilson, Phyllis Davidson, Charlene Marchand, Margaret Southworth, Tess Ward. Kathy Mazur (far right) Past Department President (2017-2018) installed the Officers.


American Legion Riders

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Post 32 American Legion Riders Officers:

Director: Pat Mumford

Ass’t Director: Jeff Alba

Secretary: Vern Shad

Treasurer: Rae Woltman

Sgt-At-Arms: Jack Smith

Chaplain: Tim Martin

Contact Information: Vern Shad at vern.shad@gmail.com

Harry Bossard American Legion Post 32 formally recognizes in its Constitution the American Legion Riders (ALR), officially titled, “ALR Chapter 32”. The Chapter 32 American Legion Riders are a remarkable group of true Patriots! They are often seen supporting events in and around Nebraska and Western Iowa areas.  Our Riders ride to raise money for the American Legion Legacy fund, Veterans Relief and many other worthy causes. Within Sarpy County (NE) our Rider’s have donated funds to the JAVELAN and CASA Volunteer Programs for children in foster care as the result of neglect or abuse. Post 32 Riders also proudly participate in the “Patriot Guard Riders”, a service that honors and protects the sanctity of military funerals and memorial services in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa.

The ALR Chapter 32 Riders meet each 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in the Post 32 Hall.

JOIN US! If riding, associating with other military veterans, and helping others appeals to you please do consider joining out Riders. You need to be a Legion Family member (Post member, Auxiliary or SAL member) own a motorcycle with a minimum engine of 350cc. Dues are only $12 annually. Click the link under the picture, print out the form, fill it in, and drop it off at the Post or give it to Vern Shad.

Learn more about the American Legion Riders Nebraska Chapter: http://www.alr.nebraskalegion.net/

Learn more about the National American Legions Riders: https://www.legion.org/riders/about


Sons of the American Legion

Harry Bossard American Legion Post 32 formally recognizes in its Constitution the Sons of the American Legion (SAL), officially titled, “Sons of the American Legion Squadron 32”. The Sons of The American Legion, Squadron 32 meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post in the downstairs dining area. The Sons of The American Legion membership is open to all male descendants, adopted sons, and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, and the War on Terrorism.  These membership dates are set forth in Article IV, Section 1 of the National Constitution of The American Legion and include veterans who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from service. There shall be no forms or class of membership except an active membership in the SAL.

Learn more about the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) https://www.legion.org/sons

For information regarding Sons of the American Legion (SAL), Squadron 32 please contact John-Henry Pearcy at jhpearcy@gmail.com.


Honor Guard

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Post 32 Honor Guard provides dignified military honors to fellow veterans who have passed on. We can provide a flag folding and presentation of the flag, a 21-gun salute as well as the playing of Taps. If you would like the Post 32 Honor Guard to support you and/or your family please contact Sgt-At-Arms Dave Guy at 402-541-6463. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Post 32 Honor Guard, contact Dave Guy at the information above.


Color Guard

The Post 32 Color Guard participates in numerous activities including parades, festivals, and other community events. The men and women who make up the Post 32 Color Guard are proud to present our Nation’s colors. For more information on the Post 32 Color Guard please contact Sgt-At-Arms Dave Guy at 402-541-6463. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Post 32 Honor Guard, contact Dave Guy at the information above.

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