The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization with about 1.7 million members in roughly 12,000 posts across the nation. Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to servicemembers and veterans.
We pledge ourselves to our four Pillars:
These four pillars shape our work. We work relentlessly within our four pillars of service and we succeed.
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 I.
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.
Th e 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.
Orville Jackson Post 127 has over 165 active Veteran, Sons of the American Legion and SNAP Brigade 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 today.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us serve veterans and our community. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!