Welcome to the American Legion in London England Post EG01's Website.
On December 18, 1920 our Post received its Charter as a post assigned to the Department of New York.
Message from the Commander UK Post 1 London (April 5,2021):
Now that vaccinations are in full swing across the UK and Europe we must stay diligent in respecting the current restrictions concerning Covid-19 to protect those who have not yet been vaccinated but at the same time start to reclaim some sense of normality in our personal and social lives. Due to the fact that we are located all over the UK and even Belgium it is easy to feel that we are on our own or even forgotten by our comrades. This is not true and I want to urge every member to remember that they should not hesitate to reach out for help in these difficult times. If I or one of our other Officers do not have the answer to help you find the assistance needed I am sure that one of our Comrades does. Together we are strong and if we all can contribute to helping a fellow veteran with words of comfort, concrete advise where the required assistance can be found, or just performing Buddy Checks to find if out he or she is OK then we can say that we are meeting our moral obligation to each other. Remember “No Man Left Behind” and how important that is in these difficult times.
I and my Wife Anne wish you and yours all the best.
James FitzGerald, Commander American Legion UK Post 1 London England, Department of New York
A message from our National Commander
5 April 2021
Dear American Legion Family,
The support for our 100 Miles for Hope 2021 Challenge has been amazing. But what is it all for? Proceeds go to The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation, which makes a real difference in the lives of literally millions of veterans and their families.
In addition to providing Temporary Financial Assistance, which I will soon discuss in another update, the Veterans & Children Foundation funds training for American Legion Service Officers. Our department service officers provide free-of-charge expert assistance to more than 700,000 veterans, widows and families EVERY YEAR. They not only help with disability claims, but offer information, referrals and resources on education, employment and business, death benefits and other important topics. Benefits to veterans and their families have been hard-earned. They should not also be hard to access.
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 veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans about The American Legion.
In contrast to other veterans organizations, the Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen its commitment to our nation’s grass roots and the people we serve. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs; it continues to educate youths on the importance of sportsmanship and develops the quality of our country’s citizenship. The Heroes to Hometowns program is the only nationwide reintegration assistance service for wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, millions of dollars in donations have been given to fellow veterans and their families in times of grief, and various scholarship opportunities ensure the future success of our youth.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life.
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.