The American Legion, Inc., is an American veterans’ organization formed in Paris, France, on March 16, 1919, by members of the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) The Legion was chartered by the United States Congress on September 16, 1919. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and also legislative offices in Washington The American Legion played the leading role in drafting and passing the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, otherwise known as the “GI Bill.”
In addition to organizing commemorative events, volunteer veterans operating through the American Legion support activities and provide assistance at Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics. The Legion is active in issue-oriented United States politics. Its primary political activity is lobbying on behalf of interests of veterans and service members, including support for veterans benefits such as pensions and the Veterans Health Administration.
The Thirteenth District encompasses the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, Louisa, Madison, and Orange.
Location: Louisa County Library
Mailing Address: PO Box 859, Mineral, VA 23117
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM
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