• The American Legion
    Department of West Virginia

    Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 23,000 members serving in West Virginia.

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  • Pillar I: Veterans

    As one of the four pillars upon which the Legion was founded, the American Legion actively advocates for, and exercises independent oversight over, hundreds of benefits, programs and opportunities that aim to compensate and care for U.S. military veterans and their dependents.

  • Pillar II: Defense

    Maintaining the Legion’s positions and policies relevant to national defense, homeland security, and the well-being of the members of our military, as well as their families. National security is regarded as one of the four pillars of the Legion.

  • Pillar III: Americanism

    Offers a variety of programs and activities to recognize the ideal of human values, along with the dignity and worth of the individual. These programs and activities embrace essential aspects of an American’s relationship to his or her community, state and nation.

  • Pillar IV: Youth

    Strives to strengthen families, supports organizations that help young people, and maintains programs that meet the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs of minors facing challenges. The Legion has been a strong advocate for the children and youth of our nation since its founding in 1919.