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American Legion Bonnie Sloan Post Membership List
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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, February 2005
American Legion, organization of U.S. veterans of World Wars I and II and of the Korean and Vietnam wars, chartered in 1919.
The legion aided in World War II by assisting in war bond drives, blood bank contributions, and civilian defense programs; by upholding government foreign policy; and by supporting army and navy strategy. Similar services were provided during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Exerting considerable political influence, the legion lobbied for veterans’ legislation such as the G.I. Bill of Rights, for the construction of government veterans’ hospitals, and for pensions and other benefits for veterans and their families.
The peacetime program in general is directed to upholding the U.S. Constitution. To this end, the legion sponsors annual youth-training programs to teach the principles of American self-government and awards medals to encourage scholarship and leadership among elementary and high school students.
Affiliated with the organization is the American Legion Auxiliary for women of veterans’ families. National headquarters of the American Legion is in Indianapolis, Ind.”
Sources: “American Legion”. Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. Ebscohost. 25 February 2005 <http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=funk&an=AM085000>.
This collection contains a 1947 membership list for the American Legion, Bonnie Sloan Post.
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1947
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Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
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