469 North Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Post 280 is fully immersed in giving back to the City of Chesapeake
Our Veteran's Service Representative can help you connect with the resources you need.
The Social Quarters is a great place for all Veterans and family to interact with other members and relax.
Check out the Event Hall for parties, conferences, and more! Information can be found on the Post Resources Page.
What is the American Legion?
The American Legion is the largest veterans organization in the United States. We are Dedicated to God & Country as we have all served or know someone who has served. Pursing better veterans benefits, the American Legion can help you file a claim to receive all entitlements and benefits you deserve. Each post is involved in unique community involvement, youth education, and government involvement. We strive to improve camaraderie through social events & charitable activities.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership. The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
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