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

 Jacksonville Post 279 Newsletter

American Legion Post # 279 903 W. Superior  Jacksonville, IL 62650

Website: • Phone Number (217) 243-6144 • E-mail: [email protected]

Veterans Serving Veterans for over 40 years                            October-November, 2017         Volume 1, Number 1

Commander’s Corner:

Fellow Legion Post 279 Members, family and friends, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that helped make this year a success!  Our Post could not have made such improvements without your help  “My eyes are open and I’m learning more about the inter-running of this Organization”’

As your Post 279 Commander for the term of 2017-18, I want to thank the membership for having confidence in me, and allowing my Officers and I to continue the progress we gained this past year. I know we haven’t gotten as far along as fast as we would like too, but good foundations, done right, takes time. We, and by we, “I mean the members of our Post and our friends who have stepped up to the plate to build this new foundation”.  I would like to take the opportunity to personally than John Hembrough and Joel and Kellie DuPre for their generous donations to revive our kitchen.  Your donations will go a long way to completing our kitchen project.  Thanks again from all of us at Post 279.  We need anyone that can offer His or Her help and skills to lend a helping hand to our causes.

Danny Davison,
Commander, American Legion Post 279.
Winter is Right Around the Corner.

With winter just around the corner, that means American Legion Post 279 activities and events will be in full swing. The Post is usually slow this time of year but we plan on changing that. You can count on our participation at events such as:  Home Coming Parades for Illinois College and Mac Murray College, Veterans Day Parades, Memorial Day observances, and our Post Sunday fun days just to name a few.  What this means is that WE NEED YOUR HELP! Give us a day or two or even an hour of your time – your help is always greatly appreciated. Even if you haven’t been out to help before, you will find that we are a welcoming bunch. Contact the Post, follow us on Face book or visit our website for all the details on this winter’s events and activities.

Membership Updates

Post 279 is off to a slow start in renewing our full membership for 2017-2018, and before you know it the membership drive for the 2018-2019 year will be upon us – please don’t forget to renew your membership today.  If you haven’t renewed or are interested in joining the American Legion and starting a membership, please contact the Post.  Dues for 2017-2018 are due Now,  Please see our Post Adjutant to renew your membership.

American Legion Website

The American Legion Post 279 has launched a new web page to make it easier for veterans, service members and families to access Legion support programs and activities. The new web page features links to Veterans Programs, Upcoming Legion Events, Membership Meeting Minutes, our Post Bar information as well as our Banquet Hall rental.  Please take a moment and visit our webpage at

Feel free to speak with the Commander or the Sr. Vice (Frank)if you wish to add anything to our webpage or Newsletter.

American Legion Preamble

For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;
To maintain law and order; To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percentAmericanism; To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation;To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; To make right the master of might; To promote peace and good will on earth; To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Calendar of Events


The American Legion has its roots going all the way back to 1919 when it was chartered by Congress as a patriotic veterans’ organization. Since then the Legion has become America’s largest veterans’ service organization advocating on behalf of veterans, service members, families, youth and communities 
Calendar of Events
Please consult directly with the Post website at
or our
Face book page at as many additional activities are currently posted there..