We are The American Legion of Chenango County!
President Donald J. Trump signs S. 504, the Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service (LEGION) Act Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House. Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour
The American Legion spans throughout Chenango County, in south-central New York State. There are eleven Posts, and three of them have the distinction of being Centennial Posts! With that many Legionnaires, it's challenging to keep everyone informed on the issues that affect them. This website provides valuable information to strengthen communication between Posts and members.
In Chenango County, there are six American Legion Auxiliary units, five Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadrons, and the American Legion Riders. All of these groups, plus the Legionnaires, make up The American Legion Family of Chenango County who work together, dedicated to service to veterans, active-duty military and their families, and the community. With camaraderie, we promote patriotism and national security. This website is a platform to connect members regarding news, concerns, agenda, and to learn about upcoming post activities.
The American Legion of Chenango County at the Chenango County Fair
Tuesday, August 6-11, the Chenango County American Legion Family will have a booth at the Chenango County Fair.
Members of the four branches of eleven posts will volunteer to sell food, soda and water (and ice to vendors). Volunteers welcome!
The most important aspect will be providing all veterans, honorably discharged, with applications for membership to Legion posts due to the newly passed LEGION Act. When you come to the County Fair, stop at the CC American Legion booth for a delicious lunch of Hofmann's hot dogs, locally made ice cream from Gilligan's, or just something to drink. Proceeds will benefit America's most influential voice for American veterans... The American Legion. While you're there you might be surprised to find out that you may be able to join this community minded organization!
Veterans are encouraged to see what's going on at their area posts or to reach out to a post for questions or to inquire about membership. Membership has its perks: The Legion has negotiated for its member's health insurance, pharmaceutical discounts, travel discounts, and other benefits. You can also renew lapsed American Legion memberships, or join your local Post for the first time. You and your family can join our family!
The American Legion is the world's largest service organization, chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.