The American Legion is a social and mutual-aid veterans' organization including members of the United States armed forces. The organization was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after World War I, and was later chartered as an official American patriotic society under Title 36 of the United States Code. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and also has offices in Washington, DC. The group has nearly 3 million members in over 14,000 Posts worldwide.
In addition to organizing commemorative events and volunteer veteran support activities, the American Legion is active in issue-oriented U.S. politics. Its primary political activity is lobbying on behalf of the interests of veterans and service members, including support for veterans benefits such as pensions and the Veterans Affairs hospital system.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities.
The largest Veterans organization in the world!
The Post membership meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 7pm at 19068 Jensen Way, Suite 3A, in the Poulsbo Professional Building. Our Veterans Service Office, at the same address, is open to assist you on Thursdays from 10AM to 3PM.
We have a four-fold mission that we call the Four Pillars.
1. Support to Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation.
2. Americanism; Scouting, Legion Baseball, Boys/Girls State.
3. National Defense and Emergency Preparedness.
4. Children & Yo