American Legion LeRoy Hill Post 19
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The American Legion Preamble to the Constitution



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.

About the American Legion

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 servicemembers and veterans.

Legionaires - Membership Eligibility:

Must have served at least one day of active military duty during the dates marked below and was honorably discharged or are still serving honorably.

 World War I

April 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918

World War II

Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946

Dec 7, 1941 - Aug 15, 1945 Merchant Marines (only eligibility)

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955

Vietnam War

Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975


Aug 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984


Dec 20, 1989 - Jan 31, 1990

Persian Gulf

Aug 2, 1990 - Present


Because Eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed forces are eligible to join the American Legion at this time, until the date of the end

of hostilities as determined by the

Government of the United States.

American Legion LeRoy Hill Post 19

315 Meadowbrook

Gardner KS 66030

Main Phone: 913-884-9568

Last Updated 12/09/2015