San Diego Downtown Post 492



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San Diego Downtown Post 492 


American Legion Post 492 is a small group of fun loving, veterans who are out to enjoy life and still  contribute to the community in this wonderful nation of ours. The post is called the San Diego Downtown post but the members are scattered though out the county from Chula Vista to Carlsbad. The post would welcome any veteran who would like to find a little more enjoyment in life. Anyone young or old, bald or long haired, from anywhere in the county would be met with open arms. Humor is also enjoyed in the post as our meeting are always closed with many humorous tales and stores from all of the members.

Since our charter was issued on December 15,1933, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our mission statement. 

The American Legion's mission statement, as adopted by the National Executive Committee in October 2020, is:

To enhance the well-being of America's veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion's vision statement is "The American Legion: Veterans Strengthening America.” The American Legion's value principles are as follows:

A VETERAN IS A VETERAN - which means The American Legion embraces all current and former members of the military and endeavors to help them transition into their communities.

SELFLESS SERVICE - which means The American Legion celebrates all who contribute to something larger than themselves and inspires others to serve and strengthen America.

AMERICAN VALUES AND PATRIOTISM - which means The American Legion advocates for upholding and defending the United States Constitution, equal justice and opportunity for everyone and discrimination against no one, youth education, responsible citizenship and honoring military service by observing and participating in memorial events.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - which means The American Legion meets the unique needs of local communities.

ADVANCING THE VISION - which means The American Legion educates, mentors and leads new generations of Americans.

HONOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US - which means The American Legion pays perpetual respect for all past military sacrifices to ensure they are never forgotton by new generations.

The American Legion's motto is "Veterans Strengthening America." 

The post does enjoy several social events. Our meetings include dinner or lunch at a popular restaurant. The post also has a summer steak fry and a Christmas dinner. The Christmas dinner includes a “White Elephant Drawing”. Spouses always particulate in these in the Summer and Christmas events.

One of the meetings is usually held onboard the USS Midway Museum, spouses and companions welcome.

To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the San Diego community. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.