8118 University Avenue La Mesa, California 91942-5568

Since our charter on June 28, 1923, American Legion La Mesa Post 282 has been welcoming personnel from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces; Active Duty, Retired, and Veterans of any sex. Males of any age whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible at the time of their service for American Legion membership can join us (see SONS OF THE LEGION tab) as well as the mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces and were eligible at the time of their service for American Legion membership, can join us (see AUXILIARY tab). Post 282, at times referred to the La Mesa Veterans Center, is a community gathering place who welcomes all eligible personnel. Your participation allows us all to continue serving God, Country, and Community. Our mission is to provide low cost meals, entertainment, many programs that assist others, all while embodying the goals of the American Legion Preamble as stated 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 BY MAIL TO: American Legion Post #282, P.O. Box 265, La Mesa, CA 91944-0265 or by using the donation button on this web page.  You may also join our Post as a Sponsor (for details, click Sponsors tab on the left).  Fully 100% of the monies raised are used for veterans’ needs and issues.  Your donations help us sponsor such as youth programs and scholarships, flags for the Post, aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families, our Vietnam Memorial's upkeep, 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:


Thank You for your Donations! 

We've just completed our new Veterans' Guide to Getting Hired. You can find the guide here:




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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
Sunday - Football, all day
Monday night football - Chili and Dogs, 5pm 
Big Screen TV's - Come watch Baseball, Golf, Basketball

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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