American Legion Riders

DirectorDon Klaumann - (402) 768-6640 email

Assistant Director: Dick Gorton

Secretary: Pat Klaumann 

Treasurer: (Open)

Sergeant-at-Arms: Joe Daniels

Chaplain: Ken Olsen

We hold monthly meetings the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p..m. at the American Legion Post 216.  Come join us if you are interested in becoming a member!   Visit the Nebraska American Legion Riders site. 

September through October 15, 2022 -  We are conducting a Coat Drive to collect Winter Coats, Sweat Shirts (male and female), Bedding (twin and full), Rigs and Bathroom Towel Sets for residents of the Victory Appartments. The drive runs through October 15th with delivery to the Veterans of Victory Appartments on October 24th.  (Photos)

May 14, 2022 - A fundraiser for all the veterans in the nursing home and care home in Gretna, Nebraska was honored Saturday by thanking them for their service.   Over thirty veterans attended with many other non-veterans supporting them because they served their country.  

     The Gretna American Legion Riders gave each veteran a plaque which read “We are proud of our veterans.  Thank you for your service”, a Thank You card signed by the riders and a check in the amount of $50.00 to be used as they see fit.

     We are honored to be able to give back to those that served our country.  Many of those vets  represented World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam war eras.    (Photos)

April 27, 2022 - American Legion Riders Chapter 216, Gretna, Nebraska (Photos)

      The Gretna American Legion Riders started a food drive the middle of February and concluded on Good Friday. The chapter voted to donate this food to the veterans at the Victory Apartments in Omaha. 

      We feel the response from the public in the Gretna area proved their support and generosity to our veterans were overwhelming.  Just in those few days, we were given over 450 pounds of nonperishable items from peanut butter to bottled water.  (see photos below)

      “I’m sure you will see more fund raisers such as this in the future from our chapter.” Director Don Klaumann.

January 23, 2018 - Post 216 American Legion Riders of Gretna presented a $500 donation to the Gold Star Mothers to assist their mission to support homeless veterans staying at Victory Appartments in Omaha. Money that was raised at our 60'a and 70's Dance was distributed to this project and to help purchase supplies for the Quilts of Valor project.  (photo)

March 16, 2017 - Post 216 American Legion Riders of Gretna sponsored the the installation of a flag pole, flag, and light for Ray Coster of Weeping Water, NE.  See the photos from this event on the 2017 Photos page.

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October 24, 2022 - The Gretna American Legion Riders held a coat drive along with the Trinity Lutheran Church in Murdock for the residents of Victory Apartments in Omaha which is housing for veterans. The response from the legion and congregation was overwhelming.  It took us about two hours to set up ten tables of winter coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, bedding plus kitchen items.  Within less than an hour, most items were gone.  They were very appreciative and we were given many thanks by the residents.

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First photo: Special Veterans Day presentation to Dick Gorton, Gretna American Legion Rider, for being a member of the American Legion for 50 years.

Photos 2-4: The Gretna American Legion Riders from Post 216 performed a flag folding ceremony for the students of the Elmwood Elementary school and the Murdock High School students and for the veterans and their families.  Present from our chapter was Dick Gorton, Cliff Leach, Pat Klaumann and Don Klaumann.