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Commanders Message

I am incoming commander 2018-2019.  I came to Post 848 in January our post was in the process of merging with Post 53 Hemet. During this period the post commander resigned and there was much turmoil within the post about the merger. I stepped in at this point to investigate what was going on. District 21 also came in because the commander had resigned. The remaining post officers were told to appoint a temp commander to pick up the slack. I met with the E-board, I told them that one of them should step up to the position of commander. They asked if I would take the position because I have served as commander of this post three times. They voted to do so. I brought it to the General membership and they voted to do so. My first step was to gather as many members to make a decision about the merger, they voted not to do the merger. Now I had to start looking at what went wrong with our post. Many errors and no protocol really in place. Many issues were in place. Our canteen was in dismay. This is our principal producer for paying expenses. I then started to make changes during the period of Jan to April. As we all know not many like changes. But we needed to do so in order to try and save out post. We are heading in the right direction slowly put in the right direction. I donít want to deal with negatives that has already produced much damage for Post 848. I will say this, it took at least two years to do all the incorrect damages. Our new crew of officer are trying very hard to promote positives for this post. But here is the real question will the members of Post 848 stand up to help us keep our Post. I have already seen members that are returning to our post and asking what they can do. We need for all members to donate some time with this movement. I as your new commander will promise to do my best along with all the new officers to try and put this post back on track. We need to ask ourselves, why are we members? We are veterans helping veterans and families and our community.  If any of you need to know what is going on please come in the office and we will do our best to answer your questions. We need to stop rumors, they do not solve anything. Let us all keep moving forward in a positive direction.

I Thank You for your Support
For God and Country and Post 848
Commander, Robert Sigala

We are located in San Jacinto at 312 E. Main Street. Give us a call at 951-487-1664 between 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. Monday thru Sunday. On Saturdays we are there until 11:00 P.M.

Who We Are:

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veteranís organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness.  It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.

The American Legion Auxiliary was formed to aid the American Legion in carrying out the great program of peacetime service to America to which the American Legion is dedicated. All of our activities are designed to promote the work of the American Legion and to help the American Legion reach its objectives. Our members serve side by side with the members of the American Legion in a spirit of unselfish devotion to the well being of the American republic.

The Sons Of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organized program within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

American Legion Riders - Simply an enjoyable post activity now a commission of the Department of California for Legionnaires, Auxiliary members, and SAL members thru out the state who enjoy motorcycle riding--and an ideal way to support The American Legion's programs. 

Since motorcycle riding is becoming a popular free time and social activity, Posts and Departments can benefit from the growing popularity of The American Legion Riders (ALR) as a way to connect and communicate across the Nation. 

As the membership of the ALR is a very diverse group, so are the programs that they are involved in. By allowing each American Legion Rider Chapter to give their members the ability to manage their programs at the Post level, the program has been allowed to grow. Today there exist nearly 100 Legion Rider programs in more than 32 states, and more are organizing each year. The types of things that these groups are doing are far too many to mention in this space, but here are a few examples:

The recognition and acceptance of ALR groups by local communities has been remarkable. The American Legion Riders in Garden City, Michigan was even honored by the local city council, when they drafted a resolution declaring the American Legion Riders post as a valuable asset to the community. Remember: Motorcyclists can be a very dedicated group of people. When they are also American Legion Family members, you create a win/win situation for your post and community.


  • ticipation in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as "Rolling Thunder".

  • Sponsoring or participating in local charity events in support of the sponsoring American Legion Post.

  • Raising money for such organizations as local VA Hospitals, Battered Women and Children's Center, Varied Children and Youth programs, a School for Blind Children, Veterans Relief, Needy families and many, many others.

  • Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle "Runs" to benefit numerous charities, including charities for underprivileged children and medical research, or the September 11 Legacy Scholarship Fund, just to name a few.

  • Participation in countless memorial ceremonies and community parades.

  • One group is even spearheading an effort to erect a "Veterans Memorial Park" in the center of their Downtown area.

  • Legion Riders are also an excellent tool to teach motorcycle and driver safety in the community and in schools.