Legion History

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization with a membership of 2.7 million men and women.

All veterans of honorable service during a wartime period, and those currently serving on active duty, are eligible to belong to The American Legion. Congress chartered The American Legion in 1919 as a veterans service organization. For more than 89 years The American Legion has remained focused on activities that honor God and country.

A complete history of The American Legion was compiled by SGM Stephen L. Linngren, U.S. Army (Retired).

American Legion Post 233 of Loganville, GA is one of the most active and influential posts in the Southeast with approximately 1000 members. We support all the programs of The American Legion, including Americanism, Rehabilitation, Boys State, Girls State, Oratorical contest, and Legion Baseball. We also support our Navy Sea Cadets, Partners in Education, Air Force ROTC and various community services.