The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization.
It is an organization consisting of Combat Veterans as a fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable and educational organization to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; To assist comrades in need; To perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans; To foster true patriotism and to maintain and extend the institutions of American Freedom.
2nd Thursday of each month
Social hour 6:00pm to 7:00pm
General Meeting 7:00pm to 8:15pm
The Elk Grove detachment is a community-based tax exempt, nonprofit veterans organization effectively promoting the ideals of American freedom and democracy and voluntarily rendering aid and assistance by providing immediate financial help and lifetime support to wounded, critically ill and injured Marines and FMF Corpsmen and their families.
In addition the detachment actively supports and participates in local events like the Western Festival, Pumpkin Festival, Dickens Street Fair and the Toys-For-Tots campaign to help promote a positive image of the community. The detachment also sponsors a scholarship program providing an opportunity to further one’s academic goals at the college and university level.
First Thursday of every month
Dinner/Social hour at 6:00pm
Meeting at 7:00pm