American Legion Mid-Pac Post 1

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The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans’ organization representing over three million men and women who have served in this country’s armed forces during time of conflict. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans’ organization. Today, there are nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide, organized into 55 Departments, one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines. The American Legion Guam is the oldest post in the Western Pacific.

The American Legion Guam was established on August 26, 1930. The Post flourished until July 1941 when Guam was invaded by the Japanese. The island of Guam and native Chamorro inhabitants suffered greatly under Japanese rule. The post went underground and members were pursued by the Japanese during the occupation, 1941 through 1945. The Post was reactivated after the war in 1945, but seemed to have gone dormant shortly afterward. Post records during the occupation were stolen or destroyed and, to date, records from 1945 to 1982 can”t be found. The Post was re-established under Department of Alaska in 1982 as Post 53. In 1995, the American Legion National Headquarters approved the Post’s request to restore it’s original designation as Mid-Pacific Post 1. The Post survives today as the only America Legion Post on Guam and the only American Legion Post to have survived under foreign occupation.

The American Legion Guam, Mid-Pacific Post-1, proudly welcomes all veterans and active duty military personnel residing, stationed or visiting the U.S. Territory of Guam.The Post supports the needs of veterans, active duty service members and their families on Guam. The Post also contributes to the local community.