Our Mission

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 wartime 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.

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 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.

Supporting our Veterans
100 Years of Service
Defending Veteran Issues
Mentoring Youth
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Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

Tirelessly working to ensure our Veterans receive the services and resources they have earned through their selfless service to our Nation.

Defense & National Security

Ensuring our Troops are supported both in the field and back home.  Supporting Homeland Security through advocacy and awareness.

Americanism

Promoting, protecting and educating the Symbols, History and Values which founded and continue to sustain this great Republic!

Youth & Children

Our Youth are the future leaders of our country, we work tirelessly with them, especially those at risk, to mentor, educate and engage.

Day or Night - We're here for you!

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, contact  us now for help.  Many of the responders are veterans too.

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