The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires' sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
The American Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War 1 into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at nearly 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized in 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.
Our Post was temporarily chartered in July 2018. We received our permanent charter in July 2019. We have our monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday from 6pm until 7pm at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library.
Out of our love for God and Country we are dedicated to helping our veterans, their families and the community.
Our building dedication ceremony will be this Friday, the 1st of October at 10:00 a.m. The dedication will be at our Post Home at 209 South Chattanooga Street. Please come out if you are able to attend.
101B East Patton Street
LaFayette, GA 30728
Tel: (706) 996-8056