One of the main principles of the American Legion is to fulfill the needs of veterans and their families. Through Legion membership we strive to do this at both the Post and National levels. The individual Post programs provide aid to local vets and families while the National Organization actively lobbies with Congress to maintain funding for veterans’ benefits, such as health insurance, education, retirement, etc..
These programs are not cheap and are funded through membership dues. That is why, even though the 2014 Legion membership is currently 2,400,000, we must strive for new members. There are thousands of eligible younger veterans out there we don’t seem to be reaching. It’s your benefits we are striving to preserve not just our own. We can’t fight this battle for you, we need your help to make our voices heard.
Visit local Posts and get to know the people, see what programs are available, then decide on which one to join and how you can help. We are constantly seeking new ideas, your ideas for activities to get new people involved in the Post. Let us know what you would like to see. We can only learn something new if someone shows it to us, and the only bad ideas are the ones you haven’t told us.