Welcome to the American Legion Post 93
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a
patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A
community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million
members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion 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.
The American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis,
Indiana, with additional offices in Washington, DC. In addition to
thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program
implementation capacities in local communities to the Legion's
standing national commissions and committees, the national
organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.
Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY WE ASSOCIATE OURSELVES TOGETHER FOR THE
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of
America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one
hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents
of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of
individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat
the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the
master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to
safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice,
freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by
our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
Over the years, The American Legion has supported many causes
directed at disadvantaged children, including the Special Olympics.
In 1979 Eunice Kennedy Shriver presented a Special Olympics banner
to The American Legion.
Significant Dates in American Legion History