Episode 1: Formation of The American Legion

Episode 1, Formation of The American Legion, explores the 1919 gatherings of war-weary troops in France who planted the seed that would grow to more than 684,000 members operating in posts nationwide by the first anniversary of the Great War’s end. This episode explains why founding leader Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., declined nomination to serve as first national leader of The American Legion, the reasons the organization was firm in its conviction to remain non-partisan, open to all who honorably served and guided by a constitutional preamble that endures as a statement of purpose today.

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