The Four Pillars of Service of The American Legion
Still Serving: It’s Who We Are
In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
Our organization’s positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by American Legion National Convention delegates, and committee and commission members who represent 2.6 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them, are what allow The American Legion to make a difference locally, and on the state and national levels.
It’s who we are and what we do!
Pillar I. Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, Access to VA Care
Better Funding Formula
Support for Veterans with
A GI Bill for a New Century
Employment and Business
Heroes to Hometowns
Pillar II. National Security, Strong National Defense
Military Quality of Life
Full Accounting of POW / MIAs
Operation Comfort Warriors
Pillar III. Americanism, Flag Protection
Voter Registration and Participation
The Pledge of Allegiance
Pillar IV. Children & Youth, Catastrophic Illness
Child Sexual Exploitation
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