a society, organized in 1919, composed of veterans of the armed forces of the U.S.
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How to use American Legion in a sentence
In Peoria, more than 500 youths eagerly crammed into the American Legion hall to see the Jesus Lizard, while 900 saw Fugazi play inside a rented exhibit hall at the Expo Gardens fairground.Thirty years ago, Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ rocked the Midwest | Dawson Barrett, Jonathan Wright | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
In February 2020, dozens of Fred Farmer’s friends and family members gathered at the local American Legion hall, holding flickering candles and pleading for information to help find him.An Indiana man never returned from a hunting trip. Strange texts and emojis led police to his son. | Katie Shepherd | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
There were no protests from the American Legion or the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or howls from indignant Congressmen.
A special tax benefit to employers for hiring veterans, which Obama discussed Tuesday in his speech to the American Legion.
And the American Legion began to function as a "cats paw" for the men behind the scenes.The Centralia Conspiracy | Ralph Chaplin
Why were scores of American Legion members imported here to sit at the trial at a wage of $4 per day and expenses?The Centralia Conspiracy | Ralph Chaplin
The American Legion was conceived by practically the entire personnel of the army, navy, and marine corps!
Mr. Shank of Ohio, thought that the American Legion did not convey a sufficient meaning to the average civilians.
The American Legion post, with its leaders, is going to fill a great need here.
Cultural definitions for American Legion
The largest organization of American veterans, open to those who participated in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and subsequent conflicts, such as America's war on terrorism. The American Legion has established an influential political position, gaining support in Congress and the federal executive branch for veterans' interests; its efforts contributed to the creation of the Veterans Administration, now the Department of Veterans Affairs, which provides medical services and other benefits to veterans and their families. Traditionally conservative, the American Legion promotes patriotism and a strong military defense. (See also Veterans of Foreign Wars.)
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