Post Phone No. 636-391-9424
Note: You can now view the 2023 schedule of the baseball teams sponsored by Post 208. There's a link you will find by clicking on the "Baseball" heading in the left column. Check it out and come watch a game and cheer on our teams. They (and you) will be glad you did.
WE STRIVE TO FOLLOW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES AND KEEP OUR MEMBERS AND VISITORS HEALTHY. While the County has relaxed the mask requirements, you may feel more comfortable if you wear one. IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL, PLEASE STAY HOME AND VISIT US WHEN YOU FEEL BETTER.
NOTICE: OUR QUEEN OF HEARTS RAFFLE HAS BEGUN.
YOU MAY BUY TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE
YOU CAN READ THE RAFFLE RULES BY CLICKING HERE
Read the current calendar of Post events using the link on the left.
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.
Our address is 225 Old Sulphur Springs Rd., Manchester, Missouri 63021
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, be sure to visit our Calendar for when we are having various events.
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 lnow open after some improvements were 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 nearly 2 million in 13,000 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.
Some event pictures follow, but to see all photos saved on our site, please visit the "Photo Gallery" section by clicking on the link in the left column.
Great Turnout for the Country Music Night event on November 19th. Thank you to all that came out to support Post 208.
Veterans Day Breakfast had a great turnout. Commander Mike Beasley is pictured with current Miss Missouri Clare Marie Kuebler, presenting Clare with a license plate commemorating our 100th Anniversary.