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The American Legion

Department of Maryland

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The American Legion, Department of Maryland we have a total of 135 active American Legion Posts located within each of the 23 Counties and in Baltimore City, with a Post presence in virtually every community of the State. In both membership and number of Posts, we are by far the largest veteran’s service organization in Maryland. For more than 100 years, The American Legion had stood on four great pillars or principles:

I. Taking care of veterans and their families.

II. Supporting a strong national and domestic security posture for America and its Allies, including adequate staffing and funding for the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, Homeland Security, State and Veterans Affairs.

III. Educating and caring for our Children and Youth.

IV. Participating in and furthering Americanism and patriotic holidays, such as, but not limited to Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Armed Forces Day and Flag Day.

Our advocacy revolves around these four pillars, and we remain nonpartisan in the furtherance of our mission Our American Legion Family spans more than 100,000 households, the members of which live, work, purchase goods and services, pay taxes and vote in the State of Maryland…all of which further contributes to the economic well-being within their respective communities, counties, Baltimore City, and the State of Maryland.

Many times the refrain of The American Legion is not keeping up with the times, nor providing valuable services that the Veterans and Communities need any longer is used as a means to denigrate the organization and its accomplishments, and most times it is used by those not informed, or from outside the organization. This document should provide facts to support the argument that The American Legion is still relevant, still strong, and still the best advocate for our Veterans and Communities. Each Post controls their programs locally, so a Post can tailor its service to its community needs. Join a local Post and continue serving your community, State, and Nation.


Visit the Department of Maryland Web Site: mdlegion.org

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