On March 12, 1925 the Charter of the Post was initiated with the founding members: Emile M. Lapeyre (Commander), John P. Trahan (Vice Commander), Francis Floyd Bourg (Adjutant), William Gale Davidson (Finance Officer), Irwin F. Palmer (Historian and Publicity Officer), Edwin A. Savoie (Chaplain), Dewey Daspit (Sergeant at Arms), Samuel Pertuit, Edgar J. Caillouet, Hewit P. LeBoeuf and Charles Pere.
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At the St. Louis Caucus in May 8-10, 1919 an application was obtained by member of the Armed Forces who lived in Houma. This application was completed in December 1919 and sent to the Headquarters to get the first Houma Charter.
Private Lenox Hotard from Bourg Louisiana served in the Great War in France, and it was reported to the community in October 1918 that he had been killed in a “great battle.” (Houma Courier, Oct 12, 1918, Page 1) Private Hotard was the second citizen of our parish to be killed in the War.
History of Louisiana's Post 31
Lenox-Hotard Post 31
Since applying for our charter in 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming veterans and their families from all branches of our Armed Forces.
Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post 31 enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community.
Post 31’s mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble.