WHO IS THE AMERICAN LEGION: The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. 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.
MEMBERSHIP: Membership eligibility in The American Legion is based on honorable federal active duty service with the U.S. Armed Forces between the following dates:
Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.
American Legion Posts are chartered by the American Legion and serve veterans at the community level.
The Charles L. Futch Post 189 and the Women's Auxiliary support and raise money for a number of charities and causes.