VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES
Monthly Department Bulletin
Join a Post of The American Legion in Connecticut
The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans' service organization. Chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919, we are a patriotic veterans' organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. We are committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, as well as promoting strong national security and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
In contrast to other veterans' organizations, the Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen its commitment to our nation's grassroots and the people we serve. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation's most successful amateur athletic programs; it continues to educate youths on the importance of sportsmanship and develops the quality of our country's citizenship. The Heroes to Hometowns program is the only nationwide reintegration assistance service for wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, millions of dollars in donations have been given to fellow veterans and their families in times of grief, and various scholarship opportunities ensure the future success of our youth.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grassroots involvement in the legislation process. Legionnaires' sense of obligation to their community, state, and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but behind the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans' rights and quality of life.
The American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives. Contact us to join a post of The American Legion in Connecticut.
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THE FOUR PILLARS
For more than 90 years, the Legion has been the nation's leading advocate for proper health care and earned benefits for America's veterans. The Legion was instrumental in creating the Veterans Administration in 1930 and an ardent supporter of its rise to Cabinet status when it became the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 1989.
The nation's cultural, moral, and patriotic values have been under attack for decades, a disheartening trend that continues today.
To those who have sworn with their lives to protect America against enemies near and far, national security is a deeply held value. The past and present threat of terrorist attacks magnifies the importance of this value.
Children and Youth
Today's young people face an array of societal pressures. The American Legion supports the family and understands that our children today are tomorrow's leaders. Boys and Girls State, The Oratorical scholarship competition, and State Police Youth Weeks are some of our most popular programs for children and youth.
PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
For God and Country,
We associate ourselves together
For the following purposes:
To uphold and defend
The Constitution of the United States of America;
To maintain law and order;
To foster and perpetuate
A one hundred percent Americanism;
To preserve the memories and incidents
Of our associations in All Wars;
To inculcate a sense of individual obligation
To the community, state and nation;
To combat the autocracy
Of both the classes and the masses;
To make right the master of might;
To promote peace and good will on earth;
To safeguard and transmit to Posterity
The principles of Justice, Freedom and Democracy;
To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship
By our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
269 Main Street, Cromwell, CT 06416
269 Main Street, Cromwell, CT 06416