The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.
—It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to:
—mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities,
—advocating patriotism and honor,
—promoting a strong national security, and
—continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
In contrast to other veterans organizations, the Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen its commitment to our nation’s grass roots and the people we serve.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on:
The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
The American Legion was founded on four pillars:
Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation,
Children & Youth.
Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its servicemembers, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. —These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
—The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process.
—Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington.
—The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life.
Our Post serves primarily Legionnaires in the West and Northwest areas of Las Vegas. All others are welcome or are welcome at any other Post they may want to consider.
—Current active military or veterans from wartime periods are urgently needed as members to support our local volunteer efforts. —
Post 76 has adopted Charlie and Delta Company of the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion that is deployed in Afghanistan. We support both their Family Readiness Group and the Yellow Ribbon Program.
We also urgently need donations from individuals and organizations to replace those from companies that can no longer support us because of the depressed business environment in Las Vegas.