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Legacy Meets Vision
The American Legion Centennial Celebration is not only about honoring the past 100 years of our history, but also preparing to continue our legacy of service. Events and activities at posts all around the world will showcase The American Legion "Still Serving America."
The District 29 of the American Legion, Department of California comprises all of Orange County, California and is one of the five districts known as Area 5. The other districts are: Riverside County District 21, San Diego County District 22, San Bernardino County District 25, and Imperial County District 30. Twenty-eight posts comprise the 29th District and has a membership of nearly eight thousand members.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, and 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.
Today, membership stands at 1.7 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,France, Mexico, and the Philippines. Over the years, The Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans, and produced many important programs for children and youth.
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