The American Legion is a powerful force in our nation with over 4 million members. Started in 1919, it is the nation’s largest and most influential veterans service organization. Since our very first meeting in Paris, France, The American Legion has maintained a vision for a strong  America. Our four pillars of service are: Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism and Children & Youth.

Leonard Moore Post 71 – Clayton, NC

Leonard Moore Post 71, Clayton, NCOur Post was named for Leonard Moore, a Clayton resident who was the first North Carolina resident to lose his life in WWI. Since 1932, we have been serving the veterans and community, moving into our current home on Old Hwy 70W in 1965. We have a great mix of veterans, from retirees to members currently serving in the Armed Forces.

We are over 250 members strong and growing. Our Post is an integral part of the Clayton community and a proud advocate for veterans on the local, state and national level. Our local membership extends throughout the county.

MISSION STATEMENT: “Our Post exists to support fellow veterans, their families, and our community.”

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Our Post Family

Our Post, as the parent organization, has three other important units in our local Legion family. They are:

American Legion Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.

The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.

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American Legion Riders

American Legion RidersAmerican Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children’s hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in The American Legion Legacy Run to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.

Currently, over 110,000 American Legion Riders meet in over 2,000 chapters in every domestic department and in at least three foreign countries. Riders in Iowa have formed an honor guard called The Five Star Freedom Riders, and Riders in Mulvane, Kan., founded the Patriot Guard to protect the sanctity of military funerals from protesters. Riders in all states have escorted military units returning home from combat tours overseas, conducted massive cross-country fundraising events for wounded warriors from all services, and have raised millions of dollars for countless local, state and national charities. Many Riders, supported by their departments, conduct annual statewide Legacy Runs in direct support of American Legion scholarship programs of Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW), supporting our wounded service members across the nation.

True to the Legion’s grassroots tradition, each chapter manages its programs at the post level, where the best ideas are born.

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Sons of the American Legion

Sons of the American LegionThe National Public and Media Communication Commission is excited to share with you the next video in the series. We proudly support our Veterans and their families. Join us and help improve the lives of our heroes.

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.

S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion Family, which has a combined membership of nearly 3 million.

Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, S.A.L. is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in S.A.L.


SAL will replace ripped, torn or severely faded flags. YOU CAN HELP. You merely send the address of the house with the distressed flag and we will contact them to see if we can replace their flag. We only need the address.  Send addresses to REPLACEMYFLAG71@GMAIL.COM
We will do the rest.

Where do we get the flags? Many flags deposited in the mail box out front are almost new. SAL sorts them for reusable flags. We also get donations from homes we service.

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