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The Department Headquarters is open for appointments only.  Call 804-353-6606 to schedule a visit.
Deadline for 2024 Firefight of the Year Nominations has been extended until April 15, 2024
2023 Amercanism Trophy Award
Drpt Cdr Presenting VAALR Legacy Run Check v6
2023-24 Dept Officers installation v5
2023 Washington Conference Samsung Winner v2
2023 Department of Virginia Distinguished Service Award Recipients v2
2023 Department Oratorical Contestants with Officers v4

The American Legion Department of Virginia

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual help and community service organization.   The Department of Virginia is comprised of 17 Districts containing 208 Posts with a total membership of over 39,500 Legionnaires.   In 2018 The Department of Virginia Celebrated our 100th Annual Convention marking a major milestone in our history.   The American Legion and Department of Virginia consist of a Family of organizations: The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion and The Legion Riders.   Each of these groups works together in the spirit of mutual helpfulness to support our Military Veterans.

Membership in the American Legion provides many benefits to the individual Legionnaires, but more important, together we can make a difference.   We are brothers and sisters with the distinct honor of holding the title of Veteran.   Your membership is key helping us provide vital support to Veteran Services, lobbying efforts, and outreach in the local communities. Learn more about joining the Legion Family to help your fellow Veterans.


2024 Department Membership Standings
Current as of: May 23, 2024

Northern Region: 99.51%
Eastern Region: 98.91%
Western Region: 97.80%

Overall: 100.43%

Next Goal: 100% of 2024 Goal on May 8, 2024 Old Dominion Blue Award

Needed To Meet 2024 100% Goal: 0 YOU DID IT!

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