The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
Today, our American Legion post has over 130 active veteran members. The number of participants in our activities continues to grow.
We appreciate everything that Legion members did in the past to start and grow this post to what we have now.
Orville Jackson A true American hero and lifelong citizen of the state of Idaho was born in Washington County, ID on August 16, 1893. He moved to Eagle, ID shortly after returning home from World War 1.
Orville Jackson Joined the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in 1917 and was deployed to France to serve as a combat medic in The United States Army Ambulance Service (USAAS). Serving his fellow soldiers during two of the most important battles of the war. Under the direct command of General John J. Pershing, the battle of Saint-Mihiel was the first and only offensive launched solely by the United States during the war. This battle marked the first use of the terms “D-Day” and “H-Hour” by the Americans and set the stage for the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The Meuse-Argonne Offensive lasted 47 days and remains the largest and most deadly battle in the history of the United States, with 26,277 American soldiers killed and over 120,000 wounded.
He remained in Europe for an additional year, after the Armistice. as part of the occupying forces stationed in Trier, Germany. Returning home in late 1919.
He continued his medical service when he purchased the Eagle Drug Store on his 29th birthday, August 16, 1922. The Orville Jackson Drug Store was run by Orville and his loving wife Floy for the next 52 years until they retired in 1974. Orville Jackson passed away in Boise, ID on June 11, 1984.