The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It's the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to all veterans.
Volunteers make it happen with programs like Boys State, Legion Baseball, Oratorical Program, Scouting, Flag Advocacy, Troop and Family Support, Veterans Assistance, and many more. Our Legion Family includes The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, and the American Legion Riders (ALR). Oklahoma includes over 180 American Legion Posts and over 18,000 Legion members.
The American Legion's Washington Conference held annually in D.C. gives our organization's leadership a chance to meet with elected officials. They discuss legislative initiatives important to Legion members and their families. When our National Commander appears before congress in February, we are over 2 million strong. Our membership counts and those numbers make an impact. Join The American Legion today!