Squadron 287 Officers
Commander: Mike Walter
Sr. Vice Commander: Mark Brock
Adjutant: Terry Beasley
Finance Officer: Cecil Raines
Sgt-At-Arms: P.J. Menard
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Squadron 287 Commander
June 07, 2017
American Legion Post 287
501 East Price Street
Savannah, Mo 64485
Awarded Most Outstanding Squadron of the Year For 2016 for theThe Second Year in a Row
Founded in 1932, The Sons of the American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of the Legionnaires.
S.A.L. 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 Sons of the American Legion 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 Sons of The American Legion also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. Flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.
"Honoring the Service and Sacrifice of the Legionnaires"
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 287 of Savannah was awarded top State of Missouri honors at the American Legion Detachment of Missouri Fall Conference that was held in Jefferson City on October 21st thru the 23rd.
Squadron 287 was once again selected as "Most Outstanding Squadron of 2016 for the Detachment of Missouri". This is the second consecutive year that the Savannah Squadron has received this honor having been selected for the same honor in 2015.
Squadron 287 Commander Mike Walter said that "This is in recognition of the dedication of our members for their service to the Andrew County community, the state and the nation. 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"
The Squadron has a number of community service projects that they support both financially and with volunteer man hours such as; annually gathering and donating school supplies to each of the K-12 schools in Andrew county at the beginning of each school year. They provide financial support to Andrew County Ministries for their Backpack Buddies, Food Pantry, and Christmas Gift programs. On the State and National levels they sponsor the cost of sending students to Missouri Boys State and they also donate annually to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund which provides college scholarships to the children of members of our armed forces who have been killed in action. In addition to financial support that they provide to various projects, the Squadron also gathers Christmas gifts that are distributed to the residents of the Veterans homes in Cameron, Missouri an Leavenworth, Kansas. Their 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.
Commander Walter 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"