The American Legion - Veterans Serving Veterans

Since its founding in 1919, the 2.7 million-member American Legion is the nation's preeminent service organization for veterans of the U.S. armed forces, including active duty, National Guard and Reserves, and their families. A powerful voice for veterans in Washington, The American Legion drafted the original GI Bill and was instrumental in establishing the agency that today is the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.


Leo Thomas Leyden

Leo Thomas Leyden, the first Denver man to be killed in action, was born in Denver and lived here most of his life. He was educated in the public schools and in the Denver University.

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Marcellus Holmes Chiles

Marcellus Holmes Chiles was another Denver boy who paid the supreme sacrifice, having been a member of Company A, 356th Infantry, 89th Division. He died on November 5th, 1918, from wounds received in action in the Argonne. He was designated as one of the one hundred heroes of the World War.

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John Hunter Wickersham

John Hunter Wickersham was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1890. He came to Denver when a small boy and received his education in Denver.

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During October (and September), please bring in some packages of new socks for our Sock-tober event! There will be a collection box in the Post 1 lobby. Unit 1 Auxiliary will deliver them to Veterans and their families and where they are otherwise needed. Thank you for your support of our Veterans.

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National Convention

The American Legion’s 102nd National Convention will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, August 27 – September 2, 2021.


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3 Things You can Do.....

1. Volunteer

2. Attend Monthly Meetings

3. Recruit New Members

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September/October 2021

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