The American Legion

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The American Legion Story. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American

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1. The American Legion A valuable piece to the community puzzle

2. The American Legion Story The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.

3. The American Legion Family Legionnaires Ladies Auxiliary, Junior Auxiliary Sons of the American Legion American Legion Riders

4. The American Legion Programs VA & R: Local Service Officers helping veterans get the benefits they deserve. Boy’s/Girls State: Teaching basic government and citizenship concepts to our youth. Legacy Scholarships: Securing college educations for the children of fallen heroes. Heroes to Hometowns: Assisting with transitions

5. The American Legion Impact Last year Legionnaires put in 2,290,256 hours of community service. We awarded nearly $4 million dollars in scholarships. Over 2,000 kids attended Boy’s/Girl’s State and nearly 200 attended Boy’s/Girl’s Nation Legion posts have chartered over 2,800 scouting troops nation-wide.

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