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AMERICAN LEGION. The largest veteran's organization in the United States. The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans' organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is 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.

Unlike other veterans organizations, the Legion offers a number of local programs and activities. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs; it continues to educate youth 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 are available to youth.

Medal from the 1933 state convention

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence from its involvement in the legislation process.

Papers to incorporate American Legion Post No. 6 were filed on November 12, 1920. Dubuque first hosted the state convention of the Legion in 1933. The commander of Post #6 in Dubuque at the time was Charles Landon.

The 1987 Dubuque City Directory listed 1306 Delhi.