"FOR GOD AND COUNTRY SINCE 1919"
PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
For God and Country We associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order;
to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars;
to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;
to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth;
to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;
to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
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 300 employees.
The American Legion is America's Largest Veterans Organization
We have over 3 Million Members Nationwide
IF YOU SERVED HONORABLY IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES DURING THE FOLLOWING PERIODS YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)
*August 2, 1990 to today (Operation Desert Shield/Storm)
If think you qualify and wish to join The American Legion scroll down to the list Post officers and contact the Commander or Adjutant of Post 165 via E-Mail and sign up!
American Legion National Headquarters
American Legion Department of California
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American Legion's Boys State Program
Oratorical Contest FAQ
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Retired Military Information
|Finance Officer:||Jeff Jewellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Service Officer:||Jeff Jewellemail@example.com|
|Jr. Past Commander:|
|1st Vice:||Dee Conroy|
|Sgt. at Arms||Rebecca Stechelin|
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