The American Legion is a non-profit patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. Eligible active service veterans may become members of the American Legion.
The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion.
American Legion Auxiliary was created in 1919 as a partner organization to The American Legion that includes female family members of veterans. Post 119 Auxiliary was chartered in 1921 and has been actively partnering with the Legion for nearly 100 years.
Our Mission Statement, Constitution and Bylaws provide the foundations for Post 119's past, present and future.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Today, membership stands at over 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide.
The first recorded minutes of Post 119 are dated May 10, 1920. The Post received its charter on August 1, 1920 and the Auxiliary was formed in 1921.