The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
The American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional offices in Washington, DC. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program implementation capacities in local communities to the Legion's standing national commissions and committees, the national organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.
The Argonne American Legion Post #32 sponsors: Legion baseball, scholarships at the Adrian High School, and the Adrian Cub Scouts. The post put a flag pole up at the Adrian Country Club, has an honor guard at Military Funerals and parades and has a Legion Memorial for Veterans.
The post has 106 members and meets the second Thursday of each month at the American Legion; 109 Maine Ave. Commander is Curt Hendel