Van Bibber - Hansen Post 148, Savanna Illinois - Department of Illinois of the American Legion
We are ... "Still serving America!"
We meet at 5:30 PM on the first Wednesday of each month at Manny's Pizza
211 Main St - Savanna, IL 61074
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The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.
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If you were in the military during any of the dates below, you are eligible to join the American Legion
Membership Eligibility Requirements:
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
August 2, 1990 to today (Operation Desert Shield/Storm)
The Savanna Illinois Post 148 is always looking for new members. Many of our World War II and Korean era members are fading away and we need replacements for our ranks. If you are eligible, please step forward and join us. Use the "Membership" menu selection above or click here to learn more about us and how to join.
Our Preamble Says it All
Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion
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 percent Americanism; 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 goodwill 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.
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