A Brief History of the American Legion

Introduction The history of The American Legion, a US war veterans’ organisation headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, began in Paris, France, 15 to 17 March 1919, by a thousand commissioned officers and enlisted men, delegates from all the units of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) to an organisation caucus meeting, which adopted a tentative constitution and… Read More


What is the American Legion?

Introduction The American Legion, commonly known as the Legion, is a non-profit organisation of US war veterans headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Refer to A Brief History of the American Legion. It is made up of state, US territory, and overseas departments, and these are in turn made up of local posts. The organisation was formed… Read More

The Deadliest Weapon…

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!” John Pershing (1860 to 1948) John J. Pershing, in full John Joseph Pershing, byname Black Jack, was a US Army general who commanded the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Europe during World War I. On 01 September 1919, he was given the rank… Read More