The American Legion, approved by an act of
congress, is a social and armed forces organization, founded
in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after World War I.
The group has nearly 3 million members in over 14,000 Posts
A Post is the basic unit of the American Legion and
usually represents a small geographic area such as a single
town or part of a county.
A Post is used for formal business such as meetings and
a coordination point for community service projects. A Post
member is distinguished by a navy blue garrison cap with
NY Legion Post 50 of Pelham, New York in
Westchester County, was established in October 1923,
dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead
high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish
this by ensuring that veterans and their families, can access
the full range of benefits available.
WHAT MAKES OUR POST
We are a small post (we do not even have a building) and yet
we support a Boy Scout Troop (1); we have scholarships;
sponsor Boys' State and promote Americanism. We
participate in several military ceremonies. In short, we are a
little post with a big agenda.
Join Post 50