American Legion Post 132

143 South Lemon Street
714-538-6311

A Brief History of the American Legion

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.

The American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional offices in Washington, DC. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program implementation capacities in local communities to the Legion's standing national commissions and committees, the national organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
 Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth. 


Reviews

Richie Simpson

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Keep in mind the age of the building. I think it's great for its age! Adds a sense of nostalgia when you think of the generations of military Veterans here. We came here for a business networking event and I'd say say it was a great turnout filled with some great people having the mentality of reaching out and being there for one another. No judgement, and no superiority complex...just straight up camaraderie. They had some sandwiches for the meal which I thought was great. The coffee came off a bit weak but it's all good. I didn't have any alcohol because I avoid it when it comes to business and growing it. If I didn't find any potential business partners, I sure felt like I met some new friends. I'm tempted to join, grab a few drinks, and make this a nice chill spot...

Voskan Stambolian

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Great place for quiet time or party

Robert Romberger

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Friday, June 2, 2017
The rental hall was clean and spacious. The kitchen area was functional and met the needs of the event. The staff were helpful and friendly. For an older building, it serves its purpose well.

Brian Johnson

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Great folks, historic atmosphere. Great museum.

Patrick De Herrera

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Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
Love it there