WELCOME TO STANLEY MCCOLLUM POST 289 & HARRY H. KINMAN POST 261

American Legion Post 280 & VFW Post 2671
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 Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BentonIllinoisAmericanLegion/
 

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Our mission of serving Veterans and our community continues.  If you know of a Veteran in need, please contact our Post by calling (618) 438-0861 or message us through our Facebook page.  
 
Every Wednesday at 7:30pm is our Queen of Hearts drawing. Thursday night is FREE TO PLAY Extreme Bingo and Wing Night. Our Kitchen opens at 5pm and Extreme Bingo begins at 6:30pm.
 
We have many other events happening throughout the month. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and stop in and see us. We greatly appreciate all those who support our organization. Without you, we could not do what we do.

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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Membership

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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

Assistance & Benefits

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

News & Info from your department

Important deadline make sure that this gets to membership

Next PACT Act deadline: Health care enrollment for Veterans who deployed to combat zones

Illinois Military Veterans Assistance Act (MVAA) Webinars

Some really great seminars get your post & District a jump start

National News

Important info from National VFW

Thankful for the Life We Live

WASHINGTON - 'What are you thankful for?' is a common question this time of year. While most would prefer to get straight to the t...

Celebrating Those Who Have Worn the Nation's Uniform

WASHINGTON - For the members the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), as well as the millions of others who have worn the cloth of our ...