Archive | February 2013

The American Legion

Executive Paul Iaderosa maintains involvement with an array of professional, philanthropic, and advocacy organizations. Paul Iaderosa supports the Virginia Military Institute and the American Red Cross and remains active with the Pitt Alumni Association, the Mercedes Benz Club of America, and the National Rifle Association. A proud veteran, Paul Iaderosa also belongs to the Association of the United States Army and the American Legion.

The American Legion ranks as the United States’ single largest veterans service organization currently in operation, boasting a distinct department for every U.S. state and territory. Commanding approximately 2.4 million members across the globe, the American Legion supports an array of programs that assist veterans and contribute to local communities. The American Legion focuses on promoting patriotism, hosting local mentoring and community education initiatives, and advocating for a strong national defense. The guiding pillars of the American Legion include Americanism, Children & Youth, National Security & Foreign Relations, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, and Community Service.

Established by Congress in 1919, the American Legion maintains a largely grassroots constituency. In addition to a number of highly effective and ongoing initiatives such as American Legion Baseball, Boys Nation, and the Heroes to Hometowns program, the American Legion has directed millions of dollars toward supporting veterans and their families, notably offering a variety of scholarship options. The American Legion also supports lobbying initiatives directed toward issues that affect U.S. veterans’ rights. The American Legion sustains a number of national committees oriented toward developing the organization and maintaining relationships with affiliated groups, such as the Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the American Legion maintains an additional office in Washington, D.C. Collectively, the American Legion commands approximately 14,000 posts worldwide. The American Legion remains a nonprofit organization, supported entirely through membership dues and the generosity of its volunteers. For more information regarding the American Legion and its ongoing activities, please visit legion.org.