The American Legion was founded in 1919 on four pillars, a strong national security, taking care of veterans, mentoring youth and promoting patriotism & honor. It is because of our belief for a strong America that we promote our programs within our community. It is limitless to what we can achieve within those four basic pillars.
The American Legion impacts the lives of thousands of people across the state through our programs. We make a difference nationwide as an organization, but it’s the efforts of the local American Legion Post that puts a face with the name “American Legion”.
Strong National Security
Freedom is not free; it must be defended by the very best military fighting force in the world, able to respond at home and across the globe to protect America’s interest. The United States must maintain an unparalleled homeland security to ensure the safety of all citizens within our borders.
Taking Care of Veterans
The National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission advocates for, and exercises independent oversight for many benefits, programs and opportunities created to compensate and care for generations of American veterans and their dependents. The American legion Family support Network offers free assistance to families of deployed servicemembers by calling a toll free telephone number 1-800-504-4098.
The family is the cornerstone of American society. However, modern society has placed demands on the family that didn’t exist in years past, demands that can deteriorate family strength and unity. For more than 85 years The American Legion at all levels has focused their time, talents, and moneys on advocating for America’s children, mentoring them as they grow to be strong healthy adults. Some of our Youth Programs include child safety, scholarship, education and temporary financial assistance.
Patriotism & Honor
The founders of The American Legion, having faced the enemy on foreign soil, had a tremendous appreciation for the America they left behind, the America that too many of their “comrades” died defending. It’s no wonder, then, that they held strong the desire to maintain the rights and the liberties that our Nation bestowed upon its citizens, then and now. They realized too that exercising the responsibilities of citizenship and enhancing loyalty to America were key ingredients in preserving what they fought for. Today that effort to create better citizens and cultivate loyalty – patriotism – is carried on in the many programs under the heading of “Americanism.”
Legionnaires don’t just talk about a strong America, they take action everyday