American Legion Post 279

903 W. Superior  Jacksonville, Illinois 62650         217-243-6144

Email: [email protected]
​Commander: Danny W. Davison
​SAL Commander: Joel DuPre II

Welcome to American Legion Post 279

American Legion Post 279 has always welcomed VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble.
Next Legion Meeting January 8th, 2019

December 2018 Meeting Minutes  have been published. Click here.

The Commander's Newsletter has been posted for July 2018 . Click Here to read.

December 8th. 2018 SAL Meeting 
9:00 a.m.

Queen of Hearts was drawn 29 November
Congrats Marty Hayes
Next drawing 6 December 2018
​Tickets $1.00 each on sale at the Legion now.

​Pot is $ 1499

Queen of Hearts Rules

  Sept 28, 2019
Bassin for the Brave

Veteran Fishing  Tournament
  Click Here for more Info.

American Legion Commander Danny Davison spoke of his induction to the US Army.  He dedicated his speech to his friend Steve Lowe and his family.  Steve was a Marine K.I.A in Vietnam

C.O. Smith delivered a heartfelt speech at Community Park on May 28th. during the Memorial Day Rememberanace Ceremony.   

Commander Accepts donation for The American Legion Post 279

West Central Illinois Leathernecks Detachment 1177, Marine Corps League

Jim Crosier, Commandant of the West Central Illinois Leathernecks Detachment 1177, Marine Corps League, presents a $2,500 Donation to Danny Davison, Commander of The American Legion Post 279.
Tonya Crosier, President of The West Central Illinois Leathernecks  Auxiliary  Unit 462 , Marine Corps League , presents a $500  Donation to Danny Davison , Commander of The American Legion Post 279. The Marines are very appreciative of everything the American Legion has done for them .

Sam McCann, an avid supporter of Veterans presents a $250 Donation to Danny Davison, Commander of The American Legion Post 279. Pictured at right is Aaron Merreighn.

American Legion Post 279 Commander Danny Davison paying respect to the WW II veterans by placing a wreath on the World War II Memorial at Community Park in Jacksonville, Illinois.  The wreath was donated by Bucheits in Jacksonville.

2018 - 2019
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Post Commander                    Danny Davison
Sr. Vice Commander              Frank Marshall
Jr. Vice Commander               Zeddie Bell
Adjutant                                    Warren Heaton
Chaplain                                    Louis Eason
Sergeant-At-Arms                  Mike Morrow

​Finance Officer                       Vacant

Pages Updated: 5 December 2018

December 2018 Meeting Minutes Posted
​Queen of Hearts Drawing Updated
Bassin' for the Brave Fishing Tournament

 American Legion Post 279, Jacksonville, Il
 Last modified: December 5th, 2018