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Legion History and Services

Kirkwood American Legion Post 156 was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the State of Missouri’s oldest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

The Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen its commitment to our nation’s grass roots and the people we serve.   We educate youth on the importance of sportsmanship and develop the quality of our country’s citizenship. The Heroes to Hometowns program is our only nationwide reintegration assistance service for wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Donations have been given to fellow veterans and their families in times of grief, and various scholarship opportunities ensure the future success of our youth.

 Programs of the Kirkwood American Legion Post 156:

AMERICANISM

 

Legislative Action Center
American Legion Baseball
Boys Nation / Boys State
Flag Advocacy
Citizenship
Education
Flag etiquette
Get Out the Vote

 

CHILDREN & YOUTH

 

Legislative Action Center
American Legion Baseball
Boys Nation / Boys State
Child Welfare Foundation
Junior ROTC / ROTC
Junior Shooting Sports
Oratorical Contest
Scholarships
Scouting

 

NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS

 

Legislative Action Center
Family Support Network
National Security & Foreign Relations
Operation Comfort Warriors
POW/MIA advocacy
Temporary Financial Assistance
Troop Support

 

VETERANS AFFAIRS & REHABILITATION

 

Legislative Action Center
Benefits Center
Heroes to Hometowns
Homelessness
My GI Bill
Department Service Officers
Veterans Career Center
Women Veterans

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Legislative Action Center
American Legion Auxiliary
Family Support Network
Freedom Car
Legion Riders
Legiontown USA
Media Center
National Emergency Fund
Sons of The American Legion
Temporary Financial Assistance
VA Volunteer Services

 


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