The Gretna American Legion sponsors many programs in the local community including:

 Youth Baseball

More information can be found at Gretna Baseball


Boy Scouts

More information can be found at Gretna Troop 363's Facebook page


 Cornhusker Boys State

At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs.

More information on Boys State can be found here:

Post 216 provides full scholarships for two students each year.  If you are interested in attending you must be high school junior.  

You best point of contact is your high school principal, guidance counselor, or social studies teacher.



The Gretna American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion award scholarships every year to high school seniors.  

To apply: you must be an immediate descendant of a service member.

See a list of Department and National scholarships available through the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary.


Color Guard

The Gretna Post 216 Color Guard participates in multiple community events including Gretna Days and Gretna High School Football Games.  To request Color Guard Participation in an event please contact the post commander.


Honor Guard

The Gretna Post 216 Honor Guard provides dignified military honors to fellow veterans who have passed on.  To request Honor Guard Services please contact the post commander.


Flag Exchange

Do you have a worn or tattered flag hanging at your home or business?  Did you know, for $10 Post 216 will exchange it for a new one and dispose of the old one, through burning in the proper and dignified way, as stated in the US Flag Code.  If you would like to exchange a flag, please contact Loren Foged at (402) 932-8915.


Honoring Our Fallen Memorial Day Program

Every year on Memorial Day the Gretna American Legion Post 216 holds a remembrance ceremony to honor all those who have gone before us.  The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at Petersen Park.  Each year it includes a Speaker, Roll Call, 9 gun solute, and the playing of TAPS.  There is also a lunch immediately following, located at the Legion Hall.


Veterans Day Program

Each year the Gretna American Legion post 216 holds a program to recognize all our local veterans.  This program is held at the Legion Hall, and it includes a speaker and food.