AMERICAN LEGION POST 280/VFW POST 2671

VFW Post 2671 & American Legion Post 280

WELCOME TO AMERICAN LEGION POST 280/VFW POST 2671

Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  The Benton, IL. American Legion Post 280 and VFW Post 2671 is a combined Post where veterans who served honorably, during all eras, can join with their brothers and sisters in arms to strengthen our community. Regardless if you served during times of peace or war, overseas or abroad, we have a place for you. You can visit the Post at 311 South Main St. Benton, IL or call us at (618) 438-0861 for questions about membership. You can also follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Benton280 or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BentonIllinoisAmericanLegion/
 

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Announcements

Monday October 1st Fish Fry at Anna Veteran's Home. Thursday October 4th Black Diamond/Crain Funeral Home Fundraiser in Marion. Friday October 12th and Saturday October 13th VFW Poppy Drive on the Benton Public Square. Saturday October 21st Combined Post Family Picnic. Sunday October 28th Post Halloween Party. Sunday Novemember 11th from noon-4pm is the American Legion Centennial Celebration. Saturday December 8th Chili Cook-Off and showing of the 2018 Army/Navy Game.

OUR MISSION

That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.
 
 

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

Assistance & Benefits

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Statewide News

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Deadlines Approaching

Student and teacher entries are due by October 31

Legislative Alert

Blue Water Navy H.R. 299

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW to Draw for 'Return to Vietnam' Trip

If you received a Purple Heart for being wounded in Vietnam, you could be one of nine lucky veterans to win the VFW's "Return to Vietnam" trip.

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Annual BURGER KING® Fundraiser Set to Begin Nov. 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce that for the twelfth consecu...