NOTICE dated 11/17/20: Post Phone No. 636-391-9424
On Tuesday November 17th we will once again have to change our operations schedule to take a responsible approach to prevent further loss of life. Read the full story in the St Louis Post Dispatch on Friday morning November 13th, OR at the STLTODAY.COM website. These changes will require the Post to close our doors for several weeks. This will include the Legion Bar, bingo and our General Membership Meeting. I hope everyone will do their part to help keep everyone safe during these trying times. Mask up and be part of the solution and let’s beat this pandemic and get back to enjoying our lives.
Starting November 17, 2020, the Post is closed to follow county Covid-19 guidelines.
Right now, this closure will be in effect until
January 4, 2021.
Watch this web page and our facebook page, for updates.
Meetings at the post cannot be held until further notice. The County instructions limit gatherings to ten or fewer people. Once you establish your group of ten (family or friends) you must limit your social activities to only that one group.
WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES OR CHANGES. CHECK BACK OFTEN AS WE STRIVE TO FOLLOW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES AND KEEP OUR MEMBERS AND OUR VISITORS HEALTHY.
We invite you to visit us at our monthly meetings on the fourth Monday of each month (except December) at 7 PM. Come early and visit before and after the meeting.
For an informal visit, stop by any weekday between 2 and 6 PM and go to the lower level. You will like the atmosphere (and the beer prices).
Note: the 6 PM ending time is much later on Bingo Thursday nights.
Speaking of Bingo nights, (AND Fish Fry Nights) Be sure to visit our Calendar for when we are having those events. (Don't forget to expand the size of the calendar with the Plus symbol in the lower-right corner.)
New addition to the Calendar page: Fish Fry Dates and Menu. Check it out!
However, if the weather threatens, check HERE on this web page or on our Facebook Page for last minute changes. We may change or cancel events if there's a chance our visitors could slip on ice or snow.
The Friends of Jefferson Barracks invite all Legionaires and WWII history buffs to the current exhibit (Looking Back From 75 Years – WWII, War in the Pacific) in the Ordnance Room Museum at the Jefferson Barracks County Park Historic Site.
The historic site's other museum, The Powder Magazine, which features the history of the Jefferson Barracks Post from 1826 to 1946, is expected to reopen around August 1st after some improvements are competed. Both museums open with county approval and the required safety measures.
The exhibit is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 4 PM. The exhibit has no admission charge ( donations are appreciated).
John Chapman (Post 208 and The Friends of Jefferson Barracks)
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.
Chartered the same year as the National American Legion (in 1919), Walter Le Pere American Legion Post 208 in Manchester, Missouri has proudly 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 the preamble of the American Legion which reads:
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 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.
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Manchester, Missouri and the surrounding communities. Monies raised by our Post are used to support Legion programs in our surrounding community. Help us to continue sponsoring these vital programs for our children; giving aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us continue to support these worthy community programs and projects.