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8118 University Ave. La Mesa CA  ← map 

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Home to the following Veterans organizations:

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 Karaoke Wed's & some Sat's @ 6pm- See Events Calendar 

Check Calendar for 'Live Music' Dates 

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Banquet Hall Reservations 

Banquet Hall is available to the public!

Roslyn "Roz" Brower  rozzbee@me.com


Non-member guests are most welcome to use our Veteran Club’s recreation and food offerings in the lower area of the facility (“The Club”). While visiting, we hope that our guests will ask about becoming members. 

Authorized members may bring guests to enjoy our facility (no limits on the number of guests).   Members and active duty military, plus members of any other veterans organizations have full access to our facility, including full bar privileges.  However, the California Alcohol Beverage Commission prohibits non-members and guests of authorized patrons from directly purchasing alcoholic beverages at the Club’s bar.

“The Club” is open every day. The American Legion general membership meeting is normally held on the fourth Monday of each month starting 6:00 p.m. sharp.

Members of all organizations who meet at the facility are welcome to attend regular meetings. They will be allowed to speak but only Legionnaires may vote on motions.

For your safety, smoking is not allowed anywhere within the facility. 


Hours of Operation for “THE CLUB”

Open Monday -Friday: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.*

 Saturday: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.*

Sunday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Non-Football Season)* 

Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Football Season)

*Closing hours adjusted by the bartender depending on the business activity.  



For the most up-to-date information check the "Events Calendar" 

Meal serving times differ from The Club’s hours of operation:

FULL BREAKFASTS offerd once a month on a Sunday!

"TACO" Tuesday  3:30 - 7:00 p.m or until all food is served (normally $5)

Wednesday Meals Served: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. ($8-$10)

Friday: 5:30-6:45 p.m. or until all food is served (normally $12). 

Saturday: 3 to 7 p.m.      Sunday: Noon to 3 p.m.


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Six large screen TVs. Watch Football (NCAA and NFL), Baseball, Golf,

Basketball, Soccer, and other sports via Direct TV!

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La Mesa Post 282 was chartered on June 28, 1923.  We have been in our current location since 1947, building the facility soon after purchase of the land from the City of La Mesa on 28 Feb 1947 for the sum of $2,525.68.  Currently, the American Legion facility houses American Legion Post 282 and its Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 282, VFW O.K. Ingram, Ship 1774 and its VFW Auxiliary, and the Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 1365 of San Diego and Imperial Counties. 

The facility is affectionately called the La Mesa Veterans Club since all of the La Mesa veterans' organizations are located in the same facility where we conduct meetings, hold special programs, family-friendly events, and offer food and refreshments.     

We welcome personnel from all the uniformed branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, whether active duty, retired, veterans, National Guard, or Reserve. The location where and when you may have served does not matter, or whether you belong to another veterans' organization, are a family member, or guest of authorized persons. 

The American Legion, the Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion (SAL),

and Legion Riders are the American Legion family.

  Eligibility for the American Legion is anyone who honorably served in any of the armed services for one day since 7 Dec 1941. Eligibility criteria for the Auxiliary and SAL may be found elsewhere on this website. Currently, we do not have a Legion Riders Chapter but have interest in forming one. 

Our members often belong to one or more of the veteran's organizations that may be present in our facility based on individual eligibility. Persons who have multiple memberships do it for reasons related to the desire to assist other organizations, benefits, travel, and a sense of belonging since the programs do somewhat differ. To those who may be interested, please visit us at any time of the day except Tuesdays when we are closed. 

We do not care to which organization another belongs as "we are all together." Eligible persons are strongly encouraged to join us so we may fulfill our mission to better serve the needs of the community and remain strong.  

Your membership and/or participation allow us all to continue serving God, our Country, and our Community. Our local mission is to provide camaraderie, a support base for the veterans and their families within the local community, low-cost meals, entertainment, counseling, various programs that assist the community, and to otherwise embody the goals of the American Legion Preamble as stated below:



For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purpose: 

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;

to maintain law and order;

to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;

to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars;

to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to community, state and nation;

to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;

to make right the master of might;

to promote peace and goodwill on earth;

to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;

to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

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, 8118 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5565 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 Memorial, 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.

To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the La Mesa community:  Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor (if a business, we will provide a link to your business).  100% of the monies raised are given back to the community.  Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.  Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for children, and give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. 


Thank You for your Contribution, all are appreciated! 

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