American Legion Milwaukie Post 180

Membership

Founded in 1919 after World War I, the American Legion is a key veterans organization in the United States. Initially created to support veterans, it has evolved into a leading advocate for veterans' rights, national defense, and American values. The organization remains a vital source of camaraderie and service for veterans nationwide.

Veterans who have served in the US military can find great value in joining the American Legion. This prestigious organization connects veterans with others who share a common bond of service, friendship, and patriotism. The American Legion is more than a membership; it is a family of brothers and sisters who share a history and a commitment to American ideals.

Some current American Legion members have shared their personal experiences and insights into how the organization has impacted their lives. Here are a few examples:

  • Branden T., a Veterans' Relief Fund recipient, said: "I would like to personally take this opportunity to thank The American Legion for your generosity. Your helping hand gave me the support I needed to get back on my feet."
  • VTfan0927, a member since 2015, said: "I wasn't very active; just came in here and there in the mornings and had a cup of coffee and talked to some WWII and Vietnam vets. I learned a lot from them, and they learned a lot from me. I started to get more involved and became a post officer and then a district officer. I've met some great people and made some great friends. I've also been able to help out many veterans in my area."
  • A former employee of The American Legion, who worked there for more than ten years, said: "The American Legion is a great place to work. The staff is friendly and supportive, and the mission is noble and rewarding. I enjoyed being part of a team that helped veterans and their families in various ways. The benefits and pay were also good, and the work environment was flexible and respectful."

Members are involved in various activities, from advocating for veterans' rights to volunteering for community service projects. Veterans find a supportive network beyond military service through this association, creating a sense of belonging and purpose. Being a member of the American Legion is not just about the past; it is about carrying on the tradition of service and making a positive difference for the veteran community and the nation.

If you are a veteran looking to join a community dedicated to service, camaraderie, and patriotism, consider joining the American Legion today. Discover the profound impact you can make by participating in veterans' initiatives and community service projects and fostering a sense of belonging with fellow servicemembers. To learn more or start your journey with the American Legion, visit their website at www.legion.org. Take the first step toward continued service and connection with those who share your commitment to American values. Join us in making a difference in the lives of veterans and our communities.