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Following World War I, the American Legion was born in Paris, France, during March of 1919. The primary purpose of the Legion, then and now, was to advocate for veterans. In May, 1919, the organization relocated to St. Louis, Missouri and has grown into the world's largest veteran organization.

On August 3rd, 1946, Stafford American Legion Post 290 was chartered within the Department of Virginia. With the conclusion of World War II, the American Legion enjoyed its single largest year of growth nationally and here in Virginia in 1946.  The first Post Commander was James Ashby, Jr. Growing pains were experienced by the Post during the early years, but the leadership of Stafford veterans was recognized in 1966 when Wilbur L. Gray of Post 290 would be elected to serve as the Department Commander and lead the American Legion here in Virginia.

Over the years, the Post would become involved and expand in many activities:  Boys State, Auxilary Girls State, American Legion Baseball, multiple Americanism programs, Leadership Medallion recognition, scholarship, awards, many youth programs and many community outreach programs. Much of ours success is attributable to our close association with the Post 290 Legion family including Unit 290 of the American Legion Auxiliary, Squadron 290 Sons of the American Legion, and Chapter 290 American Legion Rider. Post 290 takes great pride in its support of ALL American Legion activities and is considered one of the strongest Posts in the Department of Virginia.

Click Here for American Legion Post 290 Constitution 

Click Here for American Legion Post 290 By-Laws

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