The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization.
A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American
Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
The American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis,Indiana, with additional offices in Washington,
DC. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program implementation capacities in local communities
to the Legion's standing national commissions and committees, the national organization has a regular full-time staff of about
Did you know?
When a soldier needs to file for disability benefits, American Legion service
officers file their claims and are their legal advocate. The American Legion is one of the largest organizations providing
this service, only with your help.
Soldiers have waited for years for help because of the back log.
Your Donations are needed for their support, plus the Legion is one of the largest
voices in Washington, speaking on behalf of American soldiers.
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