The National Organization
The American Legion
there is no accurate record of the total number of veterans' organizations,
but among them all, none has grown so large or has exercised such
wide influence as The American Legion. None is so intimately identified
with the word "veteran"
American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic,
mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service
organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and
women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These
Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states,
the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana,
with additional offices in Washington, DC. In addition to thousands
of volunteers serving in leadership and program implementation capacities
in local communities to the Legion's standing national commissions
and s, the national organization has a regular full-time staff of
membership of the American Legion is comprised of men and women
who have served their country on honorable federal active duty service
with the U.S. Armed Forces during a hostile conflict.
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.
The Local Organization
P. O. Box 711
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month
8:00 PM at the VFW Post 199 South Avenue, Located at the corner of
Jefferson Avenue and South Avenue next to the hospital parking lot.
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Much is known about our post history as many records may have been
lost or misplaced when the post home was sold in 1962.
application requesting a charter with The American Legion to be
known as Mount Holly Post 11 was filed on July 17th, 1919. The letter
was signed by 15 eligible applicants seeking membership and wishing
to create an American Legion Post in Mount Holly.
charter was issued on July 18th, 1919 to the 15 applying members.
August 19th, 1919 a list totaling 77 members was submitted to American
Legion Headquarters listing the additional members.