Menomonee Falls American Legion Post 382
"During war or peace, The American Legion will always be there to express our gratitude for our defenders of freedom. “We support the troops” is not just a slogan to us. It’s a way of life. To each of you, I say thank you comrades, for what you do for our veterans, for God and for Country. May God bless you all and God bless The American Legion."
Paul Harvey, Commentary
"I have been a member of the American Legion for 15 years. And I have learned a good deal about the Legion, especially since 1949; about the work that this organization has done for national defense, for the youth of America, for the strengthening of our country, for its concern about those Americans who have borne the burden of battle in the defense of their country, and I am proud to be here today."
John F. Kennedy, President
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth. Following is a chronology of significant dates in Legion history:
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