American Legion

The American Legion, Inc., is a U.S. wartime veterans organization formed in Paris, on February 16, 1919, by three officers of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) The American Legion was chartered by the U.S. Congress on September 16, 1919. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has a legislative office in Washington, D.C. The Legion played the leading role in the drafting and passing of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, otherwise known as, the “GI Bill.”