The American Legion continues to advocate for our military, for our veterans and for a strong America. Since 1919, the American Legion has fought for each generation through the four pillars of service.
- Strong National Security
- Taking Care of Veterans
- Mentoring Youth
- Promoting Patriotism & Honor
Our organization’s positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by American Legion National Convention delegates, and committee and commission members who represent 2.6 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them, are what allow The American Legion to make a difference locally, and on the state and national levels.
American Legion Boys State is an objective citizenship training program which includes individual responsibility to the community, state and nation. It is our goal that each young man attending American Legion Boys State sessions [...]
Americanism is an unfailing love of Country, loyalty to its institutions and ideals, eagerness to defend it against all enemies, individual allegiance to the flag, and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty ourselves [...]
National Emergency Fund
The Preamble to The American Legion Constitution sums up the theme of the National Endowment Fund, "... devotion to mutual helpfulness." This phrase is more than just mere words on paper; it's our pledge of [...]
Children and Youth Programs and Partners
Since our inception, The American Legion realized a need to care for and protect our nation's most valuable resources - our children. In 1925, our national Child Welfare Division adopted the "Whole Child" plan. [...]
The American Legion offers several scholarships to assist in the education of our youth. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students to assist them with the ever-increasing costs associated with higher education. Worldwide electronics leader [...]
Oratorical Contest Rules and Regulations Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age [...]