Meetings occur on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6 pm.
Recognition of one of our own
Post 287 Family, it is my honor to congratulate Terry Beasley for being recognized as the Distinguished Legionnaire of the Year. Terry was selected from numerous outstanding submissions from around the State of Missouri. His history of selfless service to the Post, Riders, SAL, 40&8, Auxiliary and community set him above the other applicants. Terry's efforts and contributions have always been appreciated and now he is recognized for them. Please congratulate him when you see him.
Terry Beasley said that "Most people have no idea what local community service projects that we are a part of... unfortunately, we're the best kept secret in Andrew County. We would like to change that and get more people involved. It is very rewarding when you see the direct impact that we have on the lives that our efforts help improve."
Our members also serve in the American Legion Post 287 Honor Guard which provides military honors at the funerals of honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces.
Beasley said "We're an active group of dedicated guys and we would like nothing more than to welcome new members who can bring new ideas to our organization so that we can do even more for the Andrew County Community."
To Join Us Contact:
Squadron 287 Commander
Squadron 287 Officers
Commander: Randy Major
Sr. Vice Commander: Mark Brock
Adjutant: Mike Walter
Finance Officer: Terry Beasley
Sgt-At-Arms: Ronald Raines
Chaplain: Dan Mefford
Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of Missouri Officers
Commander: Mike Walter
Western Vice Commander: Jesse England
Advisor/Historian: Terry Beasley
Founded in 1932, The Sons of the American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of the Legionnaires.
SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and (are / were) eligible for American Legion Membership.
Along with the American Legion and the Legion Riders, Squad 287 of The Sons of the American Legion are heavily involved in local Community Service and Charitable Projects such as support of Special Olympics, the Legacy Scholarship, the collection and donation of school supplies to local schools, and the collection and distribution of gifts to residents of Veterans Homes in the area.
In addition, the SAL participate in most of the events and activities of the Legion Post which includes being members of the American Legion Honor Guard which embodies the the true spirit of our mission which is to Honor the Service and Sacrifice of the Legionnaires and all Veterans.
Nationally, since 1988, the SAL has raised more than $6 million dollars for the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.
The SAL also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. Flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.
2015-2016 SAL 287 Officers Installed
American Legion Post 287