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American Legion Day

When : Always September 16th
The American Legion was granted its federal charter by Congress on this day in 1919. It was established to support and assist veterans returning from World War I. Since then it has grown and supported veterans of all wars, and veterans of peacetime as well.

The American Legion currently has over 3 million member veterans, at more than 14,000 posts worldwide. They provide a social community and mutual aid to all members.
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Top 10 charities that support veterans

One of the most important aspects to investigate before giving to a veterans' charity—or any charitable organization—is how much of the money donated actually goes to the cause being supported, and how much is earmarked for administrative expenses. Several services—such as Charity Navigator, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and Charity Watch—provide information about a charity's functions, finances, and management. These three services happen to be free, although others charge both the site user and the charity to be rated. Read more


1. Fisher House Foundation
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2. Thanks USA
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3. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust
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4. Homes for Our Troops
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5. Puppies Behind Bars
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6. Wounded Warriors Family Support
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7. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
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8. USO
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9. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
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10. Hope for the Warriors
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