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Definition of the noun american legion

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noun

  1. the largest organization of United States war veterans
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: association = a formal organization of people or groups of people
    • members:

Business

The American Legion is an organization of U.S. war veterans formed in Paris on March 15–17, 1919, by delegates from all units of the American Expeditionary Forces. Their main mission is to sponsor programs that improve veterans communities, such as scholarships, veterans help programs, and youth sports. They also promote national security, patriotism, and devotion to veterans.

  • also known as 아메리칸 리전, AL, Αμερικανική Λεγεώνα, הליגיון האמריקני, הליגיון האמריקאי, הלגיון האמריקני, アメリカン・リージョン
  • official website: www.legion.org

Place

American Legion is a Venue, Building in Fresno.

Miscellanea

The American Legion was a British provincial militia raised for service late in the American Revolutionary War by the turncoat Brigadier General Benedict Arnold. It was composed primarily of deserters from the Continental Army.

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Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013)

William Frost AMERICAN LEGION Founded in early 1919 by politically prominent U.S. Army officers—including Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of the former president—the American Legion rapidly developed into the preeminent veterans' ...

Google previewThe Home Front Encyclopedia (2007)

United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II by James Ciment, Thaddeus Russell

The American Legion remained active in American politics, veteran affairs, and anticom- munism, and increased hugely in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Political History (2010)

by Andrew Robertson, Michael A. Morrison, William G. Shade, Robert Johnston, Robert Zieger, Thomas Langston, Richard Valelly

Despite the broad support, however, successful veterans' legislation required the determined intercession by the largest of the veterans' organizations, the American Legion. The “GI Bill of Rights” As the January 1944 session of Congress ...

Google previewThe Jim Crow Encyclopedia (2008)

Greenwood Milestones in African American History by Nikki L. M. Brown, Barry M. Stentiford

The American Legion was the broadest, accepting veterans from any branch of the military, regardless of whether the veteran served in ...

Google previewThe ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia (2007)

by Gary Gillette, Pete Palmer

Over 5,400 teams, spread over all 50 states and Puerto Rico, are sponsored by American Legion posts or non-profit outside sponsors. Fully 55 percent of big- league ballplayers, as well as 80 percent of college players, have seen action in ...

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

American Legion association of exservicemen formed in 1919. ▫ foreign legion body of foreign volunteers in a ...

Google previewDisasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mitchell Newton-Matza

The American Legion, a war veterans group, was staunchly anti-communist. They started publishing the newsletter Summary of Trends and Developments Exposing the Communist Conspiracy in 1948. This magazine urged readers to put ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

American Legion of Honor ...

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