The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 "For God And Country" as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans 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 Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The
Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during
times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 [c] 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 veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
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.
In the spirit of "Service Not Self", the mission of The American Legion Auxiliary is to support the American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country since 1919, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace, and security. "In the Spirit of Service, Not Self" is the American Legion Auxiliary's motto.
Founded in 1932, The Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires and to strengthen the four pillars of The American Legion.
American Legion Riders chapters (founded in 1993) are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in The American Legion Legacy Run to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.
To learn more about the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and some of our programs, click on the YouTube videos below.
The History of the American Legion
American Legion Pledge
American Legion Auxiliary Membership
American Legion Riders Overview
American Legion Boy's and Girl's State
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