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1504 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, California

Willow Glen Post 318



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Post News


Due to declining attendance for the monthly 2nd Friday Game Night at the Post, the Board of Directors will decide whether or not to cancel future events based on attendance at the next February 9th occurrance. We encorage all interested members and their family to join us for a night of fun and comradeship starting at abut 1800 hours..

For those of you who shop at Lowes, their military discount policy changed as of January 5th, 2018.  You now need to sign up with a Lowes account and apply for the military discount on line in order to receive a discount on line or in a store. You sign up at after which you use your registered phone number or a Lowe’s card to receive the discount. The good news is that it now appears that all veterans, not just retired veterans, are eligible for this discount every day.

There is no word on whether or not Home Depot will be following suit. Currently the official policy for discount is for active duty, retired, or disabled veterans only except that all veterans can receive the discount on 4 specified days per year. Some stores, however, will honor a discount for all veterans. This appears to be a policy decision by the local store manager. Home Depot also stopped offering the discount for special orders some time last year.

Your Post 318 now has an amateur radio system in operation on the 2 Meter and 70 Centimeter bands. We hope to have HF coverage in operation soon. If you are a HAM or are interested in becoming one please contact us or plan to attend our next General Membership meeting.

The San Jose Veterans Center is now offering a monthly newsletter. Visit to sign up for the newsletter and events calendar. For information on the Friends of the San Jose Vet Center click

Santa Clara County is issuing Veterans ID Cards. Click IDCards for complete information. Application and instructions here.

TALARC, The American Legion Amateur Radio Club, and CALARS, The California Amateur Radio Service have expanded and changed their schedules for nets. Please see the Amateur Radio page for information about the net schedules and and for information about becoming an Amateur Radio operator. All Hams, especially Legion members, are invited to participate in any of the nets.

We have created an email list service which will allow you to receive occasional announcements about upcoming events and subjects of interest by email. For information and to subscribe to the list goto the Email List Options menu selection. Always check the calendar for the latest information about upcoming events.

The Post 318 Auxiliary is sponsoring a breakfast fundraiser on the first Sunday of every month from 8:30am to 11:00am. This monthly breakfast at Post 318 features pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, coffee, and juice. The requested donation  is just $6.00 per person, $5.00 for students and active duty military. Everyone is invited. Bring your family and friends.

 The Post General Meeting is held  at 7:00 PM on the 4th Wednesday of each month except June and December.  All members are welcome to the pre-meeting meal at 6:00 PM. Please see the Calendar page for all scheduled events.  

Our Mission

Since our charter in 1931 , our American Legion Post, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been welcoming war era VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country, and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble.

Support Post 318

All funds raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring programs for our children and giving aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects. Join our Post as a Donor, Booster or Sponsor and consider our facility for your next event. For information call 669-333-0700 or email or


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