American Legion Post 1231Our Mission
Still serving America.
Since its chartering by Congress in 1919, The American Legion has been based on four founding principles:
- Service to Veterans
- Care and Education of Children
- Strong National Defense
These four founding principles are being implemented through some 57 Legion programs by Veterans who truly care about the fate of our nation and the kind of world which is left to our posterity. If you are a Veteran, “Get Involved” and continue to serve and preserve the nation you defended. If you are currently on active duty today, or if you have served at least one day of active duty during any eligible periods, and were honorably discharged, you are eligible to become a Legionnaire! Place of service is not material but the dates and character of service are.
You’ve probably heard of The American Legion. We’re veterans just like you, nearly three million strong, who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation’s youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the rights we’ve all earned – and were promised – by service to our nation in uniform.
The American Legion is America’s largest veterans organization. We’re fighting for higher active duty pay, future retired cost of living allowances (COLAs), better housing for the military, assistance for veterans in finding jobs, and a superior health care system proposed by the Legion called the GI Bill of Health which you – and your family – can continue to use after separation or retirement.
We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family – in Washington and nearly 15,000 local posts throughout America and abroad. Just like you, we’re “Still Serving America!“
What it means to belong to the American Legion
“As a Legion member of 14 years, I would like to say that when you join the legion, you learn to respect, comradeship, and love for our great country and community. When you volunteer to help at an event you learn teamwork and what it takes to be successful. One of the things I have learned is a feeling of outstanding interaction and demonstrated leadership ability most noteworthy and have positively impacted the post. Maximum results with limited resources, dedication to projects reflect great credit upon all who serve as an example for others to follow.
Alpha Bravo and congratulations on a job well done!”
Commanding Officer Jack Repta
Get In Touch
American Legion Post 1231
1101 W. Algonquin Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156