About Post 2019

The Centennial Post 2019 is a post of The American Legion established under the command of Bishop Roger Bryant in October 2018. As a Vietnam […]

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Commander’s Corner

Commander Roger Bryant is a Vietnam Veteran and the head of The Centennial Post 2019. He is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he […]

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Join Us

Annual Membership The American Legion annual membership is less than $5.00 a month. If you’re an active duty military, guardsman, reservist or a wartime veteran, […]

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Welcome to Centennial Post 2019 Pike Road, Alabama

"Veteran Lives Do Matter"
  • March 15-17, 1919,  the first caucus under the name American Expeditionary Force was held in Paris, France.
 
  • May 8, 1919, the St. Louis Caucus approved The American Legion’s constitution and draft preamble. No time was wasted selecting temporary officers and a national convention site, even the name “The American Legion” became permanent.

 

  • Sept. 16, 1919, the United States Congress chartered The American Legion.

 

  • Nov. 10, 1919, members and officials “birthed” the American Legion Auxiliary.

 

  • November 1919, the constitution and preamble were adopted.

 

  • September 1920, the Legion sanctioned the Auxiliary at the Legion’s second convention.
    • in 1921, the word “women’s” was omitted– thus becoming the American Legion Auxiliary.

 

  • September 1942, the word “war” in the preamble was changed to “wars” for the first, and only time, since it was originally written.

 

  • October 2018, Centennial Post 2019 established under the command of Bishop Roger Bryant.