INTRODUCTION TO THE FOUR PILLARS OF
THE AMERICAN LEGION
In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs &
Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
Our organization’s positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by American Legion National Convention delegates, and by committee and commission members who represent 2.5 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them allow The American Legion to make a difference on the local, state and national levels. (For more introduction information click HERE.)
It’s who we are and what we do.
IV. Children & Youth
(For information regarding a specific PILLAR, click on the links above.)