The American Legion is the nation’s largest and most influential network of U.S. wartime veterans, families and communities. From budget hearings to baseball diamonds, combat outposts to children’s hospitals, the Legion has something for everyone under its four pillars of service:
With nearly 2.5 million members and some 14,000 community posts, The American Legion is truly a grassroots organization, guided by resolutions that spring from local Legionnaires and are advanced to the state and national levels. From there, American Legion resolutions help shape U.S. policy on many fronts, including veterans health care, national security, foreign affairs and the economy. The American Legion brought into existence the modern VA, the GI Bill, and dozens of health-care benefits. It helped build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Legion is a national leader in military-to-civilian transition assistance and home-front support for our troops. The American Legion is also fun. The Legion Riders motorcycle group raises millions of dollars to help children, veterans and families. Conventions, special events, volunteer activities, welcome-home dinners, concerts and holiday observances are among the many other ways Legionnaires make service a pleasure. If you are a veteran and live in northeast Florida, come visit our Post at 560 North Wilderness Trail in the Palm Valley section of Ponte Vedra Beach. Come in look around and when you like what you see and experience that at home feeling, ask for an application to join. You can also browse our website and sign up online or print a membership application and mail it to us.