February 19, 2017 4:57 pm News Admin
American Legion Post 651 Sayville visit the Veterans at Affinity Nursing
Home, give them hats and talked with them about their service to our
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. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up
across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000
posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for
the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France,
Mexico and the Philippines.
Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in
America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important
programs for children and youth.
Submitted by Commander Steven Antonacci