To those who have sworn with their lives to protect America against enemies near and far, national security is a deeply held value. The past and present threat of terrorist attacks magnifies the importance of this value.
Today's young people face an array of societal pressures. The American Legion supports the family and understands that our children today are tomorrow's leaders. Boys and Girls State, The Oratorical scholarship competition and State Police Youth Weeks are some of our most popular Children and Youth Programs.
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Veteran's Affairs and
VETERANS AFFAIRS & REHABILITATION
For more than 90 years, the Legion has been the nation's leading advocate for proper health care and earned benefits for America's veterans. The Legion was instrumental in creating the Veterans Administration in 1930,and an ardent supporter of its rise to Cabinet status when it became the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 1989.
The nation's cultural, moral, and patriotic values have been under attack for decades, a disheartening trend that continues today.
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American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships
National American Legion College
The American Legion National College enhances knowledge and appreciation of The American Legion, and teaches the core values and contributions of the organization, its Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion and many subordiante programs. The National Legion College prepares young Legionnaires for leadership positions in posts, districts, counties, and departments through education, development, and motivation. The curriculum challenges student leaders to think critically and creatively about issues confronting the Legion.