Who We Are

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 veteran’s 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. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Heroes to Hometowns program connects local Legionnaires with recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing a variety of support activities.

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Welcome to the Department of Washington American Legion Band. This is an extremely busy year-round band that performs between twenty to thirty musical commitments per year.

If you have served honorably during any eligible war eras or are on active duty become a member of The Washington American Legion. We’re veterans just like you who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation’s youth.

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Service Officer Training!
Service Officer certification training will be offered according to the schedule to the right, we invite District Commanders or District Service Officers to coordinate with...

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District Spring Conferences will be in April. Check here for detailed information!...

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Information has begun to be released for the 100th Annual Department Convention! For full information click here!...

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