American Legion Day
About American Legion Day
Date When Celebrated: This special day is always observed on September 16
Today is American Legion Day. The American Legion was granted its federal charter by Congress on this day in 1919. It was established to support and assist veterans returning from World War I. Since then, it has grown and supported veterans of all wars, and veterans of peacetime as well.
There are currently over 3 million member veterans, at more than 14,000 posts worldwide. They provide a social community and mutual aid to all members.
Happy American Legion Day!
“There was never a good war or a bad peace.” – – Benjamin Franklin
History and Origin of American Legion Day
Formed, in 1919, this special day was created 90 years later in 2009. On September 15, 2009, Congress proclaimed September 16 as American Legion Day.
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