DEPARTMENT OF LOUISIANA
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Department of Louisiana Headquarters
2nd Floor, Room 226
602 North 5th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5312
Post Office Box 3749
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
The American Legion strives to promote a better understanding of the principles of democracy and to inculcate among all people a higher appreciation of the benefits of American citizenship. To serve the needs of all veterans and their families. To fulfill our commitment to community, state, and nation.
The American Legion Vision
The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization founded on the values, contributions, and sacrifices, of those who answered the nation's call to arms, therefore we must:
Respond to quality of life needs of all veterans and their families,
Prepare each generation to meet its citizenship obligations,
Maintain a strong national defense,
Perpetuate the principles of government embodied in the United States Constitution,
Be a values-based organization committed to serving God, country, community and every veteran today, tomorrow and throughout the 21st Century.
"It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion;
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press;
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech;
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble;
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial;
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote;
It is the VETERAN, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag."
~~ Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Lt. Col. USMC ~~