|About||The American Legion the worlds largest veterans orgnazation was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization.|
“For God and Country,
We associate ourselves together
For the Following purposes:
To uphold and defend
The Constitution of The United States of America;
To maintain law and order;
To foster and perpetuate
A One hundred percent Americanism;
To preserve the memories and incidents
Of our associations in the Great Wars;
To inculcate a sense of individual obligation
To the community, state, and nation;
To combat the autocracy
Of both the classes and the masses;
To make right the master of might;
To promote peace and goodwill on earth;
To safeguard and transmit to posterity
The principles of Justice, Freedom and Democracy;
To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship
By our devotion to mutual helpfulness”
The American Legion Department of New Hampshire was chartered on August 1, 1920. There are currently 107 American Legion Posts located throughout the state, comprised of about 18,000 members.
The Posts are grouped by individual Districts with the (8) Districts coming under the Department (State). Each of the levels, including the Department, has committees devoted to Americanism, community service, youth activities, volunteerism, legislative and religous matters, veteran rehabilitation, and more. For more information on our programs click on the Programs tab on our home page.
American Legion members contribute significantly to their individual communities. members give many thousands of pints of blood each year and much is donated by way of scholarships, community projects, emergency aid and youth activities. Many of the Posts have halls which are used by the community and other social functions for different events throughout the year.
The American Legion works closely with the Veterans Administration to ensure that the veterans of this state and country are taken care of for their service to this country. The Department of New Hampshire also works closely with our military organizations and is proud to have two military installations within the state that serve thousands of military members and their families.
American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund
Many children of active-duty, National Guard or Reserve members are now members of single-parent families, an unfortunate consequences of Operation Iraqi Freedom and America's war on terror. In many cases, this also means their chances to attend college are greatly diminished. Children of military personnel killed on active duty are entitled to receive money toward a college education.
Samsung, a worldwide leader in electronics, endowed a scholarship fund of five million dollars to be administered by The American Legion. The endowment was made to show appreciation to U.S. veterans who came to the aid of Korea during its struggle against communist forces during the Korean War.
Deptartment of NH Scholarship
Raymond K. Conley Memorial Scholarship
Christa McAuliffe Scholarship
John High Scholarship
Marcoux Memorial Scholarship