American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization
with 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in nearly every
community in America. The Legion, established by an act of Congress in
1919, was instrumental in getting the original GI Bill through Congress
and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Today, the organization is active throughout the United States,
supporting current military personnel and veterans, sponsoring American
Legion Baseball, Boys State, Oratorical Contests and other activities
for youth, and pushing for the adoption of a constitutional amendment to
prohibit desecration of the U.S. flag.