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"Why I joined."

Patricia Harris explains why she joined

The American Legion.

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BENEFITS ASSISTANCE

The American Legion offers expert advice, support and representation for veterans and families seeking government benefits they are eligible to receive at the federal, state and local levels.

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CAREER

ASSISTANCE

Hundreds of job fairs and career events every year, all across the map, are coordinated, sponsored, promoted or produced by The American Legion. American Legion business workshops also help veterans and their families pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

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COMFORT FOR THE RECOVERING

Operation Comfort Warriors helps active-duty military personnel and newly discharged veterans recover and adjust to lifestyle changes.  

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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

Cash grants and volunteer aid are among the ways The American Legion reaches out to families of military servicemembers and veterans during times of financial difficulty, short-handedness at home or natural disaster.

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LEGIONNAIRE

INSURANCE TRUST

Department trusted.

Legionnaire approved.

 

No-Cost AD&D Program:

  • $5,000 in accidental death coverage if traveling on official Legion business

  • $1,000 for all other covered accidents.

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HOMELESS VETERAN OUTREACH

The American Legion offers hundreds of opportunities for homeless veterans across the country, including temporary housing, mentoring and job training.

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HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE

American Legion honor guards provide official services at thousands of veteran funerals around the world each year. The Legion is also a leader at every level in the establishment and maintenance of memorials and monuments that honor military sacrifice.

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MEMBER DISCOUNTS

The American Legion offers members and their families practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save many times the cost of annual membership dues.

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ADVOCACY IN WASHINGTON

The American Legion is the nation's most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that the VA's medical system can properly care for veterans.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The American Legion offers volunteer opportunities that fulfill needs in local communities throughout the country and beyond. The Legion and the Sons of The American Legion provide millions of hours of free community service, assistance at VA medical facilities and help at military installations each year.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

The American Legion has a proud tradition of supporting our nation’s youth. The organization was founded on the principle in 1919, when Children & Youth was declared one of the Legion’s four pillars. In the years since, a number of youth-oriented programs have been developed including Temporary Financial Assistance, Family Support Network and child safety and wellbeing programs.

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AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS

American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships.

 
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Paul Espinoza

"Being a part of the American Legion means a lot to me. It gets me in my heart. …I love The American Legion and that’s where I’ll always stay. My heart will always be there. It is an honor for me, to be a part of

The American Legion."

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Patricia Harris

"It was about service, community, and commitment. Not only to the veterans but to the families. We are here to support your family, because we've been there, we know what it's like, and we know what we need to do to help you."

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Jeff Daly

“It came down to when I went there (at the post), I felt a camaraderie and a place that’s kind of like home since I live so far away from my actual home.”