Why You Should Belong
- We are America's largest supporter of Veterans
-- The American Legion is the nation's largest and most powerful organization of U.S. wartime veterans and their families. Today, it counts 2.3 million members who operate through nearly 14,000 posts across the United States and beyond.
For those looking to make an impact in local communities, The American Legion has endless opportunities. The Legion's services can be classified under the organization's four pillars:
- PILLAR I: VETERANS AFFAIRS & REHABILITATION
-- This pillar is composed of programs, services and advocacy efforts that improve the lives of those who served, along with their families and dependents, after discharge from the military.
- PILLAR II: NATIONAL SECURITY
-- The American Legion's positions on national defense, homeland security, border control and military support are all part of the long-held Legion value that the key to peace and world stability is a strong, well-resourced defense.
- PILLAR III: AMERICANISM
-- For those looking to make differences in their local communities, The American Legion is a great place to start. From Legion Baseball to Boys State/Boys Nation to Legion Riders, there are plenty of opportunities to make your mark.
- PILLAR IV: CHILDREN & YOUTH
-- The American Legion's Children & Youth pillar is guided by three main objectives: strengthen the family unit, support organizations that help children in need, and provide hope and opportunity for young people facing difficult challenges.
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