Non-Profits, Associations & Clubs
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 veterans service organization, 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.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life.
The Four Pillars of the American Legion:
• Strong National Security
• Taking Care of Veterans
• Mentoring Youth
• Patriotism and Honor (Americanism)
The Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 was named for Rockwall, TX resident Terry Fisher, USMC, who was killed in action in 1916 during World War I. Post 117 was founded in 1919 and thrives on active membership and volunteers. The Legion Post belongs to the members and people it serves in Rockwall County. The Post encourages new membership from veterans of our armed forces (See page 4 for membership enrollment information). There are over 225 members (and growing) in American Legion Post 117.
- Youth Leadership Symposiums and Development
- Boys State and Girls State
- College Scholarships for Children of Veterans
- School Programs on Americanism
- Veterans Out-reach and Advocacy