Four officers meet in Paris
Troops, restless in Europe, await passage home in early 1919.
Dinner for 20 at the Allied Officers Club
Future American Legion founders solidify plans for a Paris caucus.
The Paris Caucus
Committees established, purposes defined, temporary name chosen.
The St. Louis Caucus
Veterans bring their message home, adopt a constitution.
The American Legion Weekly, No. 1
Gen. Pershing addresses veterans in inaugural publication.
Chartered by Congress
American Legion federally authorized to adopt a constitution and elect officers.
First American Legion national convention
Veterans storm into Minneapolis, pass first resolutions and close ranks after Centralia massacre.
First Legion victory in Washington
Disabled dinner guests illustrate need to increase compensation.
Citizenship and naturalization
Americanism Committee offers services in House hearing.
An official flower
Poppy is chosen at the second national convention.
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