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American Legion Post 25


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Laurens SC, Post 25

Post 25 was Chartered under the Department of South Carolina, American Legion, in 1920. Post 25 is an organization of veterans from all branches of the military who have served during times of war and who have continued service to their community and fellow veterans for 98 years.

The purpose of this page is to serve as a digital publication and notification official American Legion events and services that Post 25 may hold or provide. In addition, there will updates and information on current events and opportunities.

All posts shall fall under any and all of the following pillars of the American Legion:

I. Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
II. National Security
III. Americanism
IV. Children & Youth

Most Posts will originate from Post 25, Department of South Carolina American Legion, or the National American Legion.

The name and emblem of The American Legion are registered service marks in the U.S. Trademark Office and are protected by criminal and civil enforcement provisions of federal law (18 U.S. Code S 705 and 36 U.S. Code SS 21704 and 21705). However, by authority of National Executive Committee May 2005 Resolution No. 11, the national organization may grant permission to use the name and emblem in accordance with that resolution, other resolutions and U.S. trademark law.

Lake-Garrett Post 25 is an official Post of the Department of South Carolina American Legion in Laurens SC 29360.


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 wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.


The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at nearly 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth. Following is a chronology of significant dates in Legion history:


March 15-17
Members of the American Expeditionary Force convene in Paris for the first American Legion caucus.

May 8-10
St. Louis Caucus. "The American Legion" is adopted as the organization's official name. The Legion's draft preamble and constitution are approved.

June 9
The National Executive Committee adopts the Legion emblem.

Sept. 16
Congress charters The American Legion.

Nov. 10-12
First Legion convention convenes in Minneapolis. The Constitution and preamble are adopted. Delegates vote 361-323 to locate the Legion's national headquarters in Indianapolis, instead of Washington. A resolution is passed in support of Boy Scouts of America. Today, the Legion is the chartering agency for more than 1,700 Scouting units made up of approximately 64,000 youths.

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