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America's Largest Veterans Service Organization

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WHY JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION?

 

Anyone who has been a member of The American Legion for some time, or has recruited someone to join, can quickly list a few good reasons to become part of the nation’s largest organization of wartime veterans.
 

The reasons may be national in scope, such as:

  • Strengthens the veteran voice in Washington for a more effective VA health-care system.
  • Keeps the GI Bill updated and relevant for new generations.
  • Provides substantial veteran oversight of congressional committees and agencies.

The reasons may be specific to an American Legion department, such as:

  • Adds to the network of like-minded Legion Family members in my state.
  • Ensures support, resources and training for American Legion department service officers who assist others who served.
  • Builds future leaders through Boys State, Girls State and other youth programs.

They may, of course, be local and specific to a Post, such as:

  • Young people in my community need Legion mentoring through Scouting, Junior ROTC, Junior Shooting Sports and other programs.
  • Community memorials to those who served before must never be forgotten.
  • The local Legion Riders chapter has a great time raising funds that matter in the community.

And, they may be individual, such as:

  • Camaraderie with fellow veterans and patriotic Americans.
  • The Legion helps me understand my VA benefits.
  • The discount programs are valuable. 
 
Whatever the reason, the type of person who volunteers for military service doesn't disappear upon return to civilian life. Contact Post 156 by clicking here and find out how you can participate in your local community through membership with your fellow Veterans in the American Legion.


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