8118 University Avenue La Mesa, California 91942-5568

Since our charter on June 28, 1923, the La Mesa Post 282 of The American Legion has been welcoming 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 embodied in our preamble below.

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Visit us and you will find a very active establishment at reasonable prices. You will meet fellow Legionnaires and those of our Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, and those members of VFW O.K. Ingram Ship 1774 and its Auxiliary, and members of AMVETS Post 1775 who all participate in the veterans and community programs mainly geared to the City of La Mesa.  Membership applications are available at the Post.

Not eligible to be a member or are someone who would like to contribute? Want to help the La Mesa community veterans? You may donate directly to us; American Legion Post #282, P.O. Box 265, La Mesa, CA 91944-0265. Or join our Post as a Sponsor (for details, click Sponsors tab on the left). Fully 100% of the monies raised are used for veterans’ issues. Your donations helps us to sponsor children’s scholarships, give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families, and otherwise help us to continue the financial support to worthy community programs and projects.

Post Telephone # (619) 469-6064

We are now distributing the Calendar and other issues of interest via email  

For those that have an email address, we are now distributing the calendar and other issues of interest. We do not share email addresses.  If you would like to receive information about your Post, please provide your email address to the Commander at:



On 14 May, a fund raiser is being held in our upstairs hall for the benefit of our Club and in particular, our Building Fund with the goal of renovating the upstairs restrooms thereby helping with hall utilization and increased income possibilities .  There will be some terrific prizes offered.  The dinner is being cooked by our own Lenny.   It is requested that you all respond and enjoy the food and hospitality to include a band.  Tickets will soon be on sale at the Canteen ($20 and $25 if purchased at the door) as well as the tickets for the special drawing.

 In my memory, I cannot remember when any civilian entity came forward without being asked, and then asked US if they could do a fundraiser FOR US.  Not only that, but they are doing some other facility projects as well.  What can we do to help?  Attend the event.  Support it.  Tickets will be on sale via the internet and in our Canteen.  More to follow!  If you cannot attend, please consider a donation.  After all, it is for the benefit of OUR facility. 

 Yes, it is on a Thursday night.  Yes, I know that this may not be convenient.  Yes, I know it would be better if it were held on another night.  But, I also know that if we do not respond in kind, many outside our organization will wonder where we are and do we really care.  There is a very good reason it is on a Thursday night and for that good reason, it cannot be changed.   The theme is country hoedown.  More info->  See the RED DAY Flier

Jack Porath

Captain, VFW O.K. Ingram Ship #1774

Commander, American Legion Post 282

8118 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: 858.366.8630

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--------Come down to the Canteen-------

We Have An Outstanding Hall Facility!

 Parties, Meetings...

Come eat at the Post!

Taco Wednesday - 11am to 2pm
Wednesday - $5 Dinners & Karaoke @ 6 pm
Friday – $8 Dinner & Dancing @ 6pm
Saturday – $5 Lunch with Lenny, 11am to 3 pm
Saturday - Karaoke @ 6pm
Big Screen TV's - Come watch Baseball, Golf, Basketball
Monday night football starting 8 Sept

Thank You for your Donations! 

Join us and see what the Auxiliary is working on. 


Welcome VFW and AMVETS


Link to the VFW O.K. Ingram Ship 1774 - Web Site



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