The American Legion
is a non-profit veteran's
service organization that serves 2.4 million veterans and veterans
families nationwide. "Still Serving America" is the motto of The
American Legion. Veterans who continue their service to America by still
serving their communities. Veterans whose involvement in the community
creates and supports the feeling of camaraderie which makes The American
Legion the nation's largest and most respected organization of wartime
veterans.Significant Dates in the History of The American Legion (PDF)
The Department of Oklahoma has a membership
base of 18,000 for 2013-2014. We have 221 Posts across the state to
serve veterans where they live. Our organization provides many services
for veterans and sponsors children and youth activities all across the
State. The following are just a few of the ways our members are
"Still Serving America."
- Veterans Rehabilitation Services - service
officers at each post in the state of Oklahoma and at the VA Hospital in
Oklahoma City and Muskogee-assisting veterans with VA claims and other
needs of the family.
- The Legion's Family Support Network has helped
numerous of family members of reserve military personnel called to
active duty with every day needs from simple household repairs to
- TFA - Temporary Financial Assistance for veterans with minor children in the home.
- Programs that we sponsor - Legion Baseball,
Boys State Program, High School Oratorical Contest, Scouting
sponsorship, Jr. Shooting Program, Flag Education and Scholarship
- American Legion Riders (ALR)-Is another great
post program that has been very positive for people that love
motorcycles and the comraderie that comes with that. The purpose of
ALR's is, "To participate in parades and other ceremonies that are
keeping with the aims and purposes of The American Legion."