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AMERICAN LEGION BENTON POST 19

Volunteer Event!

For those who are looking for a volunteer event... Post 19 will be helping Habitat for Humanity of Saline County  TBD in July. Time of the event will be giving closer to the events date. Stay tuned for the exact time if you are looking to help for a good cause. Call Alison @ (207) 310-1892 or Mary @ (501) 454-7357 for more information or to RSVP that you will be attending.

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American Legion Baseball

State Tournament starts July 8th at 3 different locations. Go to our baseball page to see the brackets. 

For more information and updated times for games please visit the Arkansas American Legion Baseball site. 

Welcome
to Our Site

Make sure to visit our site after the new year for updates on events, pictures, and other future plans. We look forward to serving Benton and Saline County. We want to be a place veterans can come together and have a positive impact. 

ABOUT OUR POST

History Of Benton Post 19

    The temporary Charter for Benton Post 19 was applied for on July 14th 1919. The Charter was issued July 22nd 1919, The permanent Charter was applied for on May 13th, 1939. The total membership count at that time was 199 members. The Post clubrooms were maintained and Quarters were leased. The Post also had an Auxillary during this time and the permeant charter was issued June 15th 1939. 

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Mission, Vision, & Values

The mission, vision, and values of the American Legion is taken from the legion.org website. It states: 

The American Legion is built on a promise from men and women who swore with their lives to defend and protect the United States through military service. The promise begins at enlistment, grows through training and discipline in the U.S. Armed Forces and continues after discharge, as veterans in service to community, state and nation.

In times of crisis, The American Legion steps into the turmoil and fights to provide needed assistance for others. 

Young people who seek positive opportunities turn to The American Legion, which has mentored generations into responsible citizens.

Veterans in need of advocates to help them achieve meaningful careers, educations, health-care services, friends and stable homes are supported every day, free of charge, by The American Legion.

Active-duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel have dedicated supporters in The American Legion. A strong and well-resourced national defense is, and has always been, a central purpose of the organization. As former troops, Legionnaires understand the importance of home-front support.

Legionnaires constantly remind communities that freedom and prosperity come with a price, a price often paid in blood. They know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. They raise the money, put in the hours and bring into existence monuments and memorials to “preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars.”

The American Legion salutes the flag and asks all others to show respect for the unity, freedom and hope it represents.

Among American Legion members, there is no rank or prejudice, only purpose. A veteran is a veteran. And the purpose of veterans in The American Legion is to strengthen the United States of America through programs, services, compassion and actions that have proven vital, timeless and life-changing for over a century.

The American Legion's mission statement, as adopted by the National Executive Committee in October 2020, is:

To enhance the well-being of America's veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion's vision statement is "The American Legion: Veterans Strengthening America.” The American Legion's value principles are as follows:

A VETERAN IS A VETERAN - which means The American Legion embraces all current and former members of the military and endeavors to help them transition into their communities.

SELFLESS SERVICE - which means The American Legion celebrates all who contribute to something larger than themselves and inspires others to serve and strengthen America.

AMERICAN VALUES AND PATRIOTISM - which means The American Legion advocates for upholding and defending the United States Constitution, equal justice and opportunity for everyone and discrimination against no one, youth education, responsible citizenship and honoring military service by observing and participating in memorial events.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - which means The American Legion meets the unique needs of local communities.

ADVANCING THE VISION - which means The American Legion educates, mentors and leads new generations of Americans.

HONOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US - which means The American Legion pays perpetual respect for all past military sacrifices to ensure they are never forgotten by new generations.

The American Legion's motto is "Veterans Strengthening America."

About the American Legion- The Four Pillars

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

VA claims, Access to VA Health Care, Network of Service Officers, VA vet Centers, Veterans with Special needs, Volunteering, Final Respect, Transition Assistance, G.I Bill Benefits, Homelessness, Careers for Veterans.

National Security

Support for the Troops, Size of the Armed Forces, Quality of Life, Homeland Security, POW/MIA's, Operation Comfort Warriors.

Americanism

U.S. Flag Protection, Illegal Immigration, Voter Registration, Boy Scouts of America, The Pledge of Allegiance, Lawsuits, Legacy Run, Boys State/Nation, Baseball. 

Children & Youth

Child Pornography, Catastrophic Illness, Intellectual Disabilities, Immunization for Needy Children, Family Integrity, Media Violence, Drug Abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation, Family Support Network, Temporary Financial Assistance, Child Welfare Foundation

Address

1200 W Pine Street

Benton AR 72015

Phone

(501)226-7277

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