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The American Legion welcomes active duty personnel and honorably discharged veterans who served in time of war. The following are the authorized dates:
Aug 2,1990 - present
Dec 20,1989 - Jan 31,1990
Aug 24,1982 - July 31,1984
Feb 28,1961 - May 7,1975
June 25,1950 - Jan 31,1955
Dec 7,1941 - Dec 31,1946
Apr 6,1917 - Nov 11,1918
Male descendants of veterans who served during these periods are eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Legion. Ladies related to a veteran who served during these periods may be eligible for Ladies Auxiliary Membership.
|Mission||The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.|
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Still Serving America
The Byron Cox American Legion Post 72 serves our community in many ways, providing moral and financial support to numerous community organizations and causes. The Legion advocates for veteran causes on the local, state, and national levels. The spirit of mutual helpfulness is our guide. Our goal is to transmit to posterity the principles of Justice, Freedom, and Democracy.
Most of our activities take place at our headquarters located at 101 Walter Remley Drive, adjacent to the National Guard Armory on South Washington St, Crawfordsville.
We have Bingo on Friday evenings (everyone welcome), frequent musical entertainment on Saturday nights, and special events throughout the year. Many events are open to the public. Members are welcome to join us for lunch on Saturdays (at a nominal charge).
Camaraderie and fellowship are always the watchwords of the day. See the discussion board for more information.