The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization with a mission on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities.
Over the first 100 years, the American Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.. The American Legion stands behind the issues most important to our nation's veteran community.
At the 101st Department of Pennsylvania state convention there was unanimous approval for a Women’s Veteran Committee.
Transitioning from active duty for women veterans is far different from our male counterparts. While the VA has made significant advancements in women veterans health care throughout the VA health-care system, there is still room for improvement.
The American Legion wants every woman veteran who walks through the doors of a Post or a VA medical facility to feel that it was designed with them in mind and no longer has the looks of a “For Male” only building. As a result of the increase in the number of women veterans, The American Legion National Executive Committee passed Resolution 14, in September 2016, which calls for VA to ensure that all women veterans receive gender-specific quality health care and experience equality with their male counterparts. A veteran is a veteran.
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