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Welcome to John E. Jacobs

American Legion Post 68

Leland, NC!


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Join us for the next membership meeting at Blossom's Restaurant (Magnolia Greens) or Zoom.  June 17th at 6 pm.

Message from the Commander for our next meeting

Presented a plaque of appreciation to Blossom's Manager Kelly Lackey



On June 12th, Post 68 awarded "Best Website" at the NC Department Convention

L-R: Adjutant Dan Dodge and Commander John Hacker accepting the award.



 On May 20th, Commander John Hacker and 1st Vice Dan Fortini presented a plaque to Dean Rathburn of Dean's Performance Racing and Automotive in appreciation of his support for Post #68 in allowing the Post the use of his property for our Flag retirement and also for this year's pick-up fish fry. He has also made the location available for a fall Fish Fry also to be a pick-up event.

Although not a veteran himself Dean has said his support is a way to honor his father a WWII veteran and his grandfather a WWI. 

John E. Jacobs Post #68 thanks Dean his family and crew for their support to the local veterans in the Leland area.





Note from the Commander

It took a Kindergarten school principal to motivate discussions for an official Flag Day in 1897. Woodrow Wilson in 1916 signed off for the official Flag Day, June 14th, recognition.

Now that was TEACHER!!




On June 13th, we supported flag raising over the USS North Carolina for their fund drive


R-L: 2nd Vice Commander Jamie Becker, and Eric Terashima

Boiling Spring Lakes Neighborhood Market

We'll be at the Boiling Spring Lakes Neighborhood Market on Saturday, June 19th from 10:00 - 2:00. Our feature raffle this month is a Summer Cooler worth over $200 with the drawing at the Market on July 10th. Please come out and join us.


  • Picnic basket/cooler with 2 plates, napkins, flatware, wine glasses, cheese knife, cutting board, salt & pepper shaker, hand wipes, ice packs, bag clips, and corkscrew
  • Sand-proof blanket
  • Jacob's Creek Pinot Grigio
  • Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Five scratch off tickets
  • $25 Jersey Mike's gift card
  • Neutrogena sunscreen
  • Off insect repellent
  • First aid kit
  • Party tub
  • Book of crossword puzzles
  • Snacks: party mix, dried fruit, pistachios, pesto, dipping oil, Tostitos scoops, parmesan crisps, corn salsa, kalamata olives, trail mix, and cookies

Delivering food to those in need!

On May 11th, Commander John Hacker and Service Officer Lane Adrian delivered non-perishable food to the Brunswick Family Assistance Pantry


Poppy Day a success!

WWAY article and interview


Wilmington Sharks Baseball will be honoring our military

At their home games July 2nd, 3rd and 5th.  They would also like some veteran nominees to honor and recognize. Nominations can be made on their website https://wilmingtonsharks.com/community/heroes-box-nominations/ or call the office at  (910) 343-5621. 


Breaking News for the Post and website changes!

Go to our 
Post Events Calendar
for all Events and Details of our planned activities:

Upcoming Events:

Flag raising

15 June


Leland Senior Center

BSL Festival

19 June 0800-1400

We need volunteers to make buddy check calls


Please contact Dan Fortini


(413) 834-4106


Our Color Guard is


Can you march
in a straight line? 

We would
love to have you!

Contact Alan Simmons to signup!


We'll be raising flags on the Battleship North Carolina on April 10th 1300-1600

Come join us and buy a flag with a certificate of authenticity!

Election of Post Officers is closed.

Click LINK for a listing of Post positions.



Message from the Commander!


This weekend we honor our fallen brothers and sisters in uniform, who gave their all so that we may live on.

Memorial Day is the day we remember what it means to be a hero. Those who have sacrificed their lives for us, are our true heroes.

We think of them often as we should, but this weekend we shed that tear, we don’t want to look weak, but the tear is our way to say thank you to them. It is a true show of gratitude.

It is a day to remember those heroes who gave everything for the soldier serving next to them and for the people they left at home.

This weekend we honor John E. Jacobs, our post name sake. We will be placing the first wreath at his grave site this Saturday. We will share this sacred event with you on our website and Facebook.

The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3pm, local time on Memorial day for a moment of silence to honor those who have died in service to our nation.

Our post has taken a place of action to assist our veterans and our community. To show appreciation to all of our Veterans, be active, answer the call and assist in our activities through summer and fall.

Don’t forget we ARE BACK for the Veterans Day Parade in November. Help share and show the community that we honor fallen and living brothers and sisters.

God Bless you all, God Bless America,


John Hacker
Post Commander
John E. Jacobs American legion Post 68

For two days in a row this weekend on May 29th and 30th, we joined forces with VFW Post 12196 over Memorial Day weekend.  Starting on May 29th, at a wreath laying at the grave of John E. Jacob, and a subsequent flag placement at fallen comrades.  Then on May 30th, we raised flags at the USS North Carolina to support their fund drive.  

WWAY interview link

WECT interview link


Wreaths Across America


Support laying wreaths at Wilmington National Cemetary

Link to donation site



REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the American Legion Post 68 (NC0380P)'s Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 18 at 12:00 pm, 2021, American Legion Post 68 (NC0380P) will be helping Wilmington National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the American Legion Post 68 (NC0380P) and Wreaths Across America!



On May 26th, North Brunswick High School JROTC Cadets Receive John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68 Awards.  

Cadet Captain Andrew Powers: The John E. Jacobs Scholarship of $500 and recognition plaque

Cadet Command Sergeant Major Parker Lundy: The John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68 William F. Walsh Military Excellence Award of $100 and Certificate of Excellence.

Cadet First Lieutenant Solomon Smith: The John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68 JROTC Scholastic Excellence Award of $100 and Certificate of Excellence.

Left to Right: John Hacker, Post 68 Commander; Dan Fortini, Post 68 1st Vice Commander; 1LT Solomon Smith, CSM Parker Lundy, CPT Andrew Powers.


On May 15th, 2021, Post 68 hosted a fund raising tent at the Boiling Spring Lakes Art Festival

Save the Date!  Post 68 will host another fund raising tent at BSL Art Festival on June 19th

On June 14th, Post 68 gave a certificate of appreciation to John Cook for his donation of a trailer to the Post

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Latest Post Newsletter HERE


Meetings: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday

Blossoms Restaurant
Magnolia Greens,  1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr,
Leland, North Carolina   (map)

ZOOM will be available for those not able to meet in person

Legion Riders meeting begins at 4:45pm
Member sign-in begins at 5:30pm
General meeting begins at 6:00pm

Have dinner at Blossoms prior to meeting with us ~ 4:30 / 5:00pm

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2020 / 21 NEWS & Happenings Blog:
See "Special Events" link for event pictures







June 17th, 2021- 1800

In person at Blossoms restaurant (Magnolia Greens)

Meeting to be held via ZOOM as well!

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