The Four Pillars of The American Legion
The American Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation pillar is composed of programs, services, and advocacy efforts that improve the lives of those who served, along with their families and dependents, after discharge from the military.
The American Legion's position on National Defense, Homeland Security, Border Control, and Military Support, are all part of the long-held Legion value that the key to peace and world stability is a strong, well resourced defense.
The Legion's pillar of Americanism embodies its devotion to law and order, the raising of wholesome youth, an educated and law-abiding citizenship, and respectful observance of patriotic holidays and remembrances.
The American Legion's Children & Youth pillar is guided by three main objectives: strengthen the family unit, support organizations that help children in need, and provide communities with well-rounded programs to provide hope and opportunity for young people facing difficult challenges.