The American Legion

Prepared by Illya D'Addezio.

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 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.1

1 The American Legion (official web site)

Related Information
  • History of the American Legion, 1919-1924 Virginia ($)
  • Kansas Past Presidents' Parley 1920-25 American Legion Auxiliary ($)
  • Vermont American Legion 1922 Convention ($)
  • Wm. Chandler Peterson Post American Legion, 1927 Membership ($)
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