Chartered September 26, 1919 - Our 101st year. 

Since being chartered in 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all qualified 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 below.

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October 2020



The Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187 would like to invite you to our first, Inaugural Nashville Songwriter Benefit on October 30, 2020. We hope you'll join us for this one of a kind benefit for the Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187. This socially distanced event will offer an intimate peek behind the curtain of what Nashville songwriting and performing is all about.

Join us for a special evening with hit Nashville songwriters, Steve Bogard and Jason Sever from 7-10pm on October 30th. What makes this so incredibly unique is the audience truly gets an up close and personal evening hearing the stories behind the songs and the writer's performance. The audience will recognize many radio hits throughout several decades and might even hear one that will become the next big hit! There is an inclusiveness with this event that you won’t find anywhere else. The audience will have the privilege of listening to the original music written and performed by the writer himself and hear first hand stories behind the songs.  

Some of the songs you’ll recognize are from artists like: George Strait, Etta James, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Dylan Scott, Dustin Lynch, Gary Allen, Luke Bryan and many many more!

Both writers support the VA and Jason and Steve plan on spending time with one special and local veteran and his/her story. Their collaboration will come to life through a song they plan on performing live for all of us to hear first!

We hope you’ll consider joining us for this special fundraiser that supports our Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187.

Tickets can be purchased through the Elmhurst Chamber website:


October 30th, 2020  7:00-10:00 pm     Beer and wine included - Food a la carte offered      Masks required - Social distancing observed




Corona virus update

October 18, 2020: 

Elmhurst Post T.H.B. 187 Leadership, in accordance with CDC protocol and social distancing, has been resuming some of our programs. 
Cafe 187 dining room re-opened with daily lunch specials from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on July 7, 2020. We are following all guidelines recommended by the CDC in regards to social distancing and cleaning procedures. Carry out is available.
Saturday Lunches returned on July 18, 2020, in Cafe 187 from 12 noon until 2:00 pm. The same above procedures are in place.
As noted in the above promotion, we are hosting the Nashville Songwriter fundraiser on October 30th. 
We are resuming Friday Fish Fry and Weekly Entertainment as of Friday, November 6th.   
Leadership has decided to keep this year's 2020 Military Ball postponed until further notice. Please check back for any change in status.
Other events such as Bingo, Queen of Hearts, Post meetings, and Thanksgiving for the Recruits are still cancelled until further notice. A decision on the Christmas Party for Kids will be made soon.
Changes will be updated as they become available. We want to thank all of our Patrons for their continued support during this uneasy time. We will continue to do our part by serving you every day.
Please see the National Legion website below for CoVid-19 updates.



To the wonderful patriotic citizens and businesses of the Elmhurst community, join our Post as an Advertiser, Booster, or Sponsor. 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. This website is a non-profit volunteer publication of T.H.B. Post 187. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.

If you are a local citizen, business entity, or organization, and would like to advertise on our website, please contact the Post at 630-833-7800. We will have someone get back to you. We will work with you on donation rates, publication terms, and on what category you'd like to appear in (see below), the size of copy (partial page shared with others, or full page self standing), and whether it is in color or black and white. We can also include links to your own website. Per the Legion website administrator,, the copy should be in a jpeg format for the best appearance on the site. 

You may also may wish to be a sponsor or booster of the Post. See tab "Advertising, Supporters" for our three categories of recognition: Advertisers, Boosters, and Sponsors. Existing organizations taken from the discontinued print version of The Sniper will be contacted to upgrade their copy to a web format if they wish to do so. 


Thank you in advance for your interest and support of T.H.B. Post 187! 



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