If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces and have been honorably discharged or are still serving, you could be eligible for membership in the American Legion.
We are American Legion Post 180
The American Legion was formed in 1919 after World War I, the war to end all wars and sadly that was not the case. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide.
The Legion is the nation’s largest veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active committed membership, participation and volunteerism. The Legion organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives and functions.
Post 180 family is composed of four organizations
The central organization in Post 180 is the almost 500 Legionnaires that form the camaraderie that they experienced while serving our country. They also feel strongly about making our communities and neighborhoods safer and a better place to work and raise families. To be eligible for Legionnaire status, an individual needs to have served or be currently serving in a branch of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard). If the individual is no longer on active duty, their discharge from the service should have been under honorable conditions.
The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization with some 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries. In the spirit of service, not self, the mission of the Auxiliary is to support the Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. Eligibility for Auxiliary membership is extended to grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were or are in the Armed Forces of the United States or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service.
The Sons of American Legion was founded in 1932 and is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. The Post 180 S.A.L is small but active and we encourage you to join if eligible.
Post 180 also hosts a chapter of the will probably American Legion Riders. If you are a motorcycle enthusiasts, you enjoy participating with our ALR chapter. The ALR performs a number of services for Legion supported causes and provides support for military funerals when called upon. ALR participation is restricted to members of the Legion, Auxiliary or S.A.L
How to join our Post
- Post Annual Dues $50
- Auxiliary Annual Dues $40
- Sons of American Legion (SAL) Annual Dues $40
- American Legion Junior Girls Auxiliary $20
Last Update December 2019
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 goodwill 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.
Article I – NAME
Section 1 – The name of this organization shall be The American Legion Milwaukie Post 180, Department of Oregon.
Article II – OBJECTS
Section 1 – The objects and purposes of this Post shall be to promote the principles and policies as set forth in the foregoing preamble, and the National and Department Constitutions of the American Legion.
Article III – NATURE
Section 1 – Milwaukie Post 180 is a civilian organization and membership therein does not affect or increase liability for military or police service.
Section 2 – This organization shall be non-political and shall not be used for the
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