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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 Every Sunday is Karaoke with Rockin' Roy from 6-10pm. Bloody Mary's are $2. Every Monday is Free Pool. Domestic Beer is 3 for $4 and Natty's are 3 for $3. Every Tuesday Domestic Beer 3 for $4 and Natty's 3 for $3. Every Wednesday is the Auxiliary 50/50 Drawing at 7:25pm and the Queen of Hearts Drawing at 7:30pm. Beer Can specials $1.50. Every Thursday is Wing Night! All wings, hot or mild, only .50cents each. Also available; Chicken Strips, French Fries, Onion Rings, Deep Fried Pickles, and Cheese Sticks. Domestic Beer 3 for $4, and Natty's 3 for $3. Fish Night is done for the season. Thank you to everyone for helping this to be a success! Fish Night will resume in the Fall. Friday Day Shift has Domestic Beer 3 for $4 and Nattys 3 for $3, day shift only on Friday. Thursday, June 6th is the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. Friday, June 14th is the 244th birthday of the US Army which was formed in 1775. Monday, June 10th is the Joint Installation of Officers at 7pm. Food and deserts will be provided after the ceremonies. Monday, June 24th is VA Bingo. Leave the Post at 6pm to go to Marion.

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.

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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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Department VOD Winner from Norris City

Collin Sexton was sponsored by VFW Post 3851, Carmi, IL. Collin is the son of Tamera & Curtis Sexton, of Norris City, IL

National News

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VFW National Convention Returns to Orlando

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie will be joining more than 10,000 mem...

VFW Snaps 27 Year Membership Decline

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 120-year-young Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States just added almost 25,000 members to snap a 27-...