On the 5th day of August 2003 at the National Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana the American Legion National Commander Ronald F. Conley signed the Charter for Gerald C. Daniel Post 37, as attested by the National Adjutant Robert W. Spanogle. The initial veterans requesting charter for a Post in Fernley, Nevada at that time was 25. On 11 September at the Fernley Moose Lodge, Department Commander Tim Tetz swore in the Officers of Post 37 and presented the Post Charter to Robert Watson, our first Post 37 Commander. Though the initial request to obtain charter started with twenty-five, the membership had grown to fifty-five veterans at the time of its presentation, all fifty-five took part in signing the Charter Membership Roll.
PAST POST COMMANDERS
Robert Watson 2003-2004
Jerry Finley 2004-2006
Dave Sandfoss 2006-2008
Darris Daniel 2008-2011
Larry Ratcliffe 2011-2012
Darris Daniel 2012-2016
A Women's Auxiliary of Gerald C. Daniel Post 37 formed on July 4th 2004 and they received their Charter on 1 January 2005. The Legion has every reason to be proud of its Auxiliary, which gained statewide recognition because of its programs of service. Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to cooperate in every Legion activity. Auxiliary suspended charter in April 2016 due to lack of women to fill key Officer positions.
Squadron 37 Sons of the American Legion received their Charter on 1 October 2010 from National and was presented to the Squadron's 1st. Commander Mike Baker on 9 February 2011.
MEMORIAL DAY is always an outstanding occasion in this community. The key memorial event takes place at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, the entrance is lined with American flags which Post members proudly put up each year and all the graves are decorated with flags on this National Holiday. The Memorial Service is jointly conducted with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10247, the Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition, this tradition is being carried on. If one might attempt to prophecy, in an historical account, Fernley's veteran organizations will carry on this tradition to its last man to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead.
SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Post 37 Sponsors the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program " A Constitutional Speech Contest" scholarships for the further education of our children. We also sponsor the local Fernley Christmas for Kids Program and financially assist many worthy community projects and programs initiated by the National American Legion.
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