WELCOME TO HARRY KINMAN POST 2671

VFW Post 2671 & American Legion Post 280
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

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 or Twitter pages.  
 
Every Wednesday at 7:30 is our queen of hearts drawing and Trivia. Thursday night free Bingo and wings. Many other events coming and going be sure to follow us on Facebook and stop in and see us. Thank you for all of your support for local veterans and their families. Without you we could not do what 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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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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Meeting Ft. Sheridan National Cemetery Monday

Support the expansion of Ft. Sheridan National Cemetery be heard!

103rd State Convention Memorial Service book

103rd State Convention Memorial Service book

National News

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It's National VFW Day!

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