Where is your Post located at?
311 South Main St. Benton, Illinois
What is you phone number?
(618) 513-5866
Are you a family friendly organization?
Absolutely! We are very family friendly and there are even opportunities for children to take part. We have several members with young children and grandchildren who are active in the organization.  
Are you active on social media?
Yes, we have a Facebook page, and we will be expanding our social media onto more platforms as they become popular in our area.
What do I need to sign up with the American Legion or VFW?
Although we operate as a joint post, both organizations are independent of each other and has their own criteria for membership.  If you are a Veteran who has been Honorably Discharged, bring your DD Form 214 to the Post and an Officer will sit down with you to explain both organizations and the eligibility requirements.
What options do the family members of Veterans have in your organization?
There are plenty of opportunities for the family members of Veterans to join our organization.  The American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries, Sons of the American Legion, and both the Legion and VFW Riders are available to the family members of Veterans.  Come to our Post and someone will sit down with you to discuss the opportunities available.


Subscription dues are just like a magazine subscription. It gives you 365 days of membership in the VFW. With this being the first year that they are coming into effect it will be a process that we are not use to. The basic breakdown of what is going to happen is:

If you are an annual member and you pay your dues before Jan your expiration will be Jan 2015. If you pay after that date whatever day your dues are processed at National will be the new expiration date. Example would be that you send in your dues to National on 1 Feb 2015 and National processed them on the 15 Feb. Your new expiration date would be 15 Feb 2016.

Annual membership Dues $39 and due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal.

Student Vet's Annual membership is $20.

County  V A Representative is a member of our Post.
Please contact our Post, during office hours, to set up an appointment.