About the American Legion
The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans organization, founded in 1919 in the aftermath of the First World War by men and women who had served in what was called "the war to end all wars". We are made up of veterans who have served honorably on active duty in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. As an organization, we are dedicated to promoting national security, Americanism, children and youth, community service, and veterans assistance, rehabilitation and advocacy. Towards some of these aims The Legion has played a leading role in initiatives and breakthroughs that have affected the lives of Americans in every community, from the U.S. Flag Code to the GI Bill."
What does this American Legion do? Read about it here
Department of Washington - Website for the American Legion in Washington State
National - American Legion Headquarters website
District 11 - Directory of posts in our part of Washington State
Links for Veterans seeking assistance:
Alcohol and drug use problems. Here are two webpages on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website. We hope these links will save you time you in your search for help.
King County Veterans Program provides short-term resources for veterans in several areas of need.
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
No commercial solicitations please. We will not respond.
My name is Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kirkland (U.S. Army, Retired). I am a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. I am reaching out to
you to see if you can post to your website an annual scholarship we are sponsoring for a student who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is now a full time student. The award is for
It is named in honor of Captain James Ahn who died in a tragic parachuting accident while with his unit in Washington State in 2015. The following is the link to the website: CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship. I was James’ Army ROTC Professor of Military Science when he was a cadet at the University of California Riverside.
Thanks so much for your help with letting your members know about this scholarship.
LTC Rob Kirklan