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the world's largest veterans organization

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  • Legion Posts Bring Winterwear Presents to ‘Head Start’ Children. Photo/Bob Stronach.Full story
  • Commander Peters’ Simple Message: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! Photo/Doug Malin.Full story
  • National Commander Mike Helm honors 69-Year Legionnaire Wiliam Renskers. Photo/Doug Malin.Full story
  • Commander Peters Tours Sitrin’s Rehab Camp Near Utica. Photo/Doug Malin.Full story
  • New York Shooter Andre Gross from Webster Is National Champion. Photo by Lucas Carter/American Legion.Full story
  • Department Commander Frank Peters (center) leads the New York contingent in the national convention parade. Photo / Doug Malin.Full story

Why Join the Legion?

We’re brothers and sisters in arms. You — we — can make a difference in living SERVICE FIRST. Your membership provides vital support to veterans services, lobbying efforts, and outreach in local communities. You get exclusive member discounts, have access to scholarships and programs, and receive 12 issues of American Legion Magazine. And then there’s the camaraderie.


Did You Know?

The American Legion changed the course of history — writing the original GI Bill. We remain committed to making sure that all veterans receive the benefits they deserve for the sacrifices they’ve made to America.