About Us

We are The American Legion, Department of North Dakota, chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion was founded as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. We are a community-service organization with about 16,500 members in North Dakota, in 21 local Posts. These Posts are organized into Regions and Districts. Each Region and District has officers who provide leadership in their respective areas. In addition to these officers, we elect or appoint a number of state-level officers and committee chairmen each year to conduct the programs of The American Legion.

The State Headquarters is located at 405 W. Main Ave., Suite 4A, West Fargo. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program roles in local communities, the State Headquarters has a regular staff of 4 employees.

Each year we conduct numerous programs of interest and benefit to veterans, their families, and communities. These programs include Boys State, American Legion Baseball, High School Oratorical Contests just to name a few. Various scholarships are offered to youth through one or more of our programs. This is only a sampling of the many excellent programs of The American Legion. More information on each program will be available in our Programs area or through the National Headquarters site.