The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veteran's organization. We are a community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served during any eligible war eras, you can become a member of the American Legion. We're veterans just like you who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation's youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned - and were promised - by service to our nation in uniform.
We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family - in Washington and nearly 15,000 local posts throughout America and abroad. Just like you, we're "Still Serving America!".
Our Post welcomes all veterans, male and female, Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guard. Come to a meeting and see what we are all about! Guests are always welcome.
If you are interested in joining Post 96 and need more information, please get in touch using our contact form.
Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion
For God and Country
We associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.