History of Post 13

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On March 15, 1919, the members of the American Expeditionary Force convened in Paris for the first American Legion Caucus. Just over seven months later, the American Legion was recognized as a federally chartered patriotic veterans organization on September 16, 1919. Pasadena Post No. 13 was chartered between those two dates, receiving its charter on July 22, 1919.

The Legion Family at American Legion Post 13 in Pasadena, California is dedicated to serving the Nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, their families, and supporting the communities they live in. Over its one hundred years of history, Pasadena Post No. 13 has sponsored and supported its fair share of programs in pursuit of this goal, including up to three Boy Scout Troops, the Black Cat American Legion Baseball team, local High School ROTC programs, Boys/ Girls State, and the High School Oratorical competition.

The Post also supports unique programs that educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives. We encourage eligible veterans and their families to join our Legion Family. We especially invite veterans of Lebanon, Grenada, the Persian Gulf War, and the War on Terrorism conflicts to join Pasadena Post 13 and encourage you to sign up your family members for the American Legion Auxiliary, Junior Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion.

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