I. Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

VA Claims Backlog

Access to VA Health Care

Network of Service Officers

VA Vet Centers

Health-care Funding Formula

Veterans with Special Needs


Final Respects

Heroes to Hometowns

Careers for Veterans


GI Bill Benefits 


II. National Security

Support for the Troops

Size of the Armed Forces

Quality of Life

Homeland Security


Operation Comfort Warriors 

  1. III. Americanism

    Flag Protection

  2. Illegal Immigration

  3. Voter Registration and Participation

  4. Boy Scouts of America 

  5. Pledge of Allegiance

  6. Establishment - Clause Lawsuits

  7. Legacy Run

    Boys Nation

    American Legion Baseball

IV. Children & Youth

Family Integrity 


Child Pornography Prevention

Catastrophic Illness

Intellectual Disabilities

Media Violence

Drug Abuse

Child Sexual Exploitation

Family Support Network

Temporary Financial Assistance

Samsung Scholarship

Child Welfare Foundation 

In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Reha- bilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each pillars provdies a variety of programs benefiting our nation’s veterans, its servicemembers, their families, and America's youth.  


It is impossible for every Legion to focus on all four pillars so each Legion focuses on one or two pillars they are good at while still providing the programs and services of the other pillars. 


Each pillar provides programs and services for our nations veterans. American Legion Post 179 Focuses on Veteran's Affairs & Rehabiliation as well as todays children and youth.