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Post 224  Niobrara, Nebraska

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ABOUT THIS POST

CHARTER DATE: October 24, 1933

POST NAMESAKE: Frank Greiner

FIRST COMMANDER: Frank Colwel

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: Originally Niobrara Post - 3/8/1920

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1960
On the night of June 2 1969 while on maneuvers in the south china sea off the coast of Vietnam, the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne was in a collision with the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans . The impact cut the Evans in Two, with the bow section sinking almost immediately . Seventy four American seamen were lost, including three brothers from Niobrara , Nebraska: Gary, Gregory , and Kelly Sage. The brothers 22,21,and 19 years of age respectively, were sons of Ernest and Eunice Sage life members of post 224 American legion . They had been stationed together aboard.. Full story »
2000
The L'Eau Qui Court Cemetery in Niobrara is just one of a few cemeteries that have an unknown soldier buried there . A granite marker reads : Unknown Soldier U.S. Army World War 1 American legion Post #224 and V.F.W. post 4834 cooperated in a joint effort to remodel the grave site, where every year a Memorial Day service , conducted by both posts , is held for departed comrades. On Memorial day 2000 a dedications of Niobrara's unknown soldier memorial was held ; a plaque attached to the new permanent podium tells the following story. HERE RESTS IN HONORED.. Full story »
2010
APPPENDIX –CREATED BY JAMES SCOTT COMMANDER 1, POST DEPARTMENT- NEBRASKA 2. POST NUMBER- 224 3. POST CITY- NIOBRARA 4, CHARTER DATE- OCTOBER 6TH 1933 5. POST NAMESAKE- JOHN FRANSIS GREINER THE POST WAS NAMED AFTER JOHN FRANSIS GREINER WHO WAS BORN ON A FARM TEN MILES EAST OF NIOBRARA , WHERE HE GREW TO YOUNG MANHOOD AND FARMED WITH HIS FATHER . He was drafted for the war in 1917 but was not called until.. Full story »
MEMORIAL POPPY TREE The month of May is Poppy month and is also the time when we remember those men and women who gave their lives to keep our country free. The Poppy has a long history of providing for the needs of our Veterans. In the months of combat of World War I, men of all nations who engaged in the conflict noticed and symbolized the Poppy, because in the midst of the horrors and death of war the Poppy of the fields of France and Flanders grew wild with a freshness and strength untouched by the strife surrounding.. Full story »
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