Full Timeline

January 1919
Troops, restless in Europe, await passage home in early 1919.
February 1919
Feb 16
Future American Legion founders solidify plans for a Paris caucus.
March 1919
Mar 15
Committees established, purposes defined, temporary name chosen.
May 1919
May 8
Veterans bring their message home, adopt a constitution.
July 1919
Jul 4
Gen. Pershing addresses veterans in inaugural publication.
September 1919
Sep 16
American Legion federally authorized to adopt a constitution and elect officers.
November 1919
Nov 10
Veterans storm into Minneapolis, pass first resolutions and close ranks after Centralia massacre.
December 1919
Dec 16
Disabled dinner guests illustrate need to increase compensation.
January 1920
Jan 19
Americanism Committee offers services in House hearing.
September 1920
Sep 27
Poppy is chosen at the second national convention.