The American Legion is a social and mutual-aid veterans organization including members of the United States Armed Forces. The organization was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after World War I, and was later chartered as an official American Patriotic society under Title 36 of The Unites States Code. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indians and also has offices in Washington, DC. The group has nearly 3 million members in over 14,000 Posts worldwide.
In addition to organizing commemorative events and volunteer veteran support activities, the American Legion is active in issue oriented in U.S. Politics. Its primary political activity is lobbying on behalf of the interests of veterans and service members, including support for Veterans Benefits such as pensions and the Veterans Affairs Hospital System. The Legion has also been involved as a conservative voice in more general political and cultural Issues.
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The Success of The American Legion depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
The Four Pillars of American Legion are Americanism, Children and Youth, National Security and Veterans Rehabilitation. These are the basic foundations of the organization. Whether you are a member of the Legion, Auxiliary, Sons and Riders the focus of our organization is build atop of these pillars.