In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars:

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation,

National Security,


and Children & Youth.

Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members,

their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Our organization’s positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by American

Legion National Convention delegates, and by committee and commission members

who represent 2.5 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the

men and women who take the time to perform them allow The American Legion to make

a difference on the local, state and national levels.

It’s who we are and what we do.


National website

Denise Rohan, National Commander

Department website

Darryl Reid, Department Commander