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.
The Legion raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families and to provide college
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the
legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires' sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for
veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veteran's community, backed by resolutions passed by
The American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it
serves and the communities in which it thrives.
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