Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic,
mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A
community-service organization which now numbers nearly
3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000
American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are
organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50
states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France,
Mexico, and the Philippines.
The American Legion's
national headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with
additional offices in Washington, DC. In addition to
thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and
program implementation capacities in local communities
to the Legion's standing national commissions and
committees, the national organization has a regular
full-time staff of about 300 employees.
to visit The American Legion Headquarter's web site.