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The American Legion is one of the Nation’s oldest military veterans service organizations.This year, the Legion is observing its 100th year of patriotic service to America. On March 15 to 17, the Legion celebrates the 100th “birthday” of its founding in Paris, France in 1919 by veterans of the First World War. The birthday is one of several significant milestones in the Legion’s creation.These will be observed throughout the Nation during the 15-month Centennial Celebration. The anniversary is noted with new Legion logos and graphics.

American Legion’s 100th Anniversary Is Being Observed

TheAmerican Legion veterans service organization is celebrating a significant milestone in its lengthy history of service to America—its 100th anniversary. The Legion was founded in 1919 in Paris, France on March 15-17 by veterans of the First World War.

Planning for this historic observance dates back as far as 2011, when the Legion announced its Centennial plans. The official anniversary celebration began in August, 2018 at its annual national convention, and runs 15 months through Veterans Day in November, 2019.

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