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Legion Celebrates One Hundred Years of Service

For one hundred years old, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary are aging quite well.

The organization was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran's organization focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Evolving from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I, the legion has grown into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States with membership standing at over 2 million and 13,000 posts worldwide, according to www.legion.org.

The Legion Auxiliary is currently the world's largest women's patriotic servic...


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