April 25, 2024


Four Pillars

Still Serving: It’s Who We Are

In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Our organization’s positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by American Legion National Convention delegates, and committee and commission members who represent 2.6 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them, are what allow The American Legion to make a difference locally, and on the state and national levels. It’s who we are and what we do.

I Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

  • Access to VA Care
  • Better Funding Formula
  • Support for Veterans with Special Needs
  • Career Opportunities
  • A GI Bill for a New Century
  • Employment and Business
  • Heroes to Hometowns
  • Volunteering
  • Final Respects

II National Security

  • Strong National Defense
  • Military Quality of Life
  • Homeland Security
  • Foreign Relations
  • Full Accounting of POW/MIAs
  • Operation Comfort Warriors

III Americanism

  • Flag Protection
  • Illegal Immigration
  • Voter Registration and Participation
  • Boy Scouts
  • The Pledge of Allegiance
  • Establishment-Clause Lawsuits

IV Children & Youth

  • Catastrophic Illness
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Immunization
  • Family Integrity
  • Media Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Child Sexual Exploitation

Active Arizona American Legion adopted and supported programs

American Legion Arizona Boys State

American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy

The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC)



Arizona American Legion Baseball

Department Junior Shooting Sports Program

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Resource Links:

The American Legion National website

American Legion Riders of Arizona

Sons of The American Legion

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