WHO WE ARE
The American Legion is a mutual-aid and social wartime veterans’ organization, founded in 1919 by veterans returning from WWI, and was later chartered under Title 36 of the US Code. With nearly 3 million members in 14,000 Posts worldwide, the Legion exists to support veterans through issue-oriented US politics, lobbying on behalf of the interest of veterans and service members.
Garden Oaks Post 560 was founded on May 21, 1946 by World War I and the recently returned World War II veterans living in the Garden Oaks-Oak Forest area. By 1948 they met in a pavilion on a five acre lot on the corner Golf and Judiway which they landscaped with a playground and ball field. They donated this land to the city for use as a park and is now referred to as American Leigon Park. We moved into our current post home at 3720 Alba in 1951.
We are a community centered Veterans Service Organization devoted to helping other Veterans Service Organizations in the Houston Area, devolping a strong sense of national pride in our youth and children, advocating for a strong but efficient military, and promoting an atmosphere of stewardship and individual obligation between our veterans and the communities they live in. We truly are local organization with a national impact.
For most of us our service has ended, but as American Legionnaires we stand ready to do our part in the fight to make our community, state, and nation a place we can all be proud of. We do not discriminate based on age, gender, race, creed or political affiliation. All that matters is your devotion to your fellow veteran and community.
What We Do
The American Legion Post 560 stays busy with events supporting our post and other local veterans organizations. We believe our actions define us so we are constantly working to remain helpful and relevant. Our events are what The Legion family use to bond with one another and help us serve our mission.
Be sure to check back often to keep up to date with what we have going on, and be sure to ask how you can get involved! If you are interested in attending, volunteering for, or sponsoring any of theses events plesae do not hesistate to contact us. We are all in this together, and it is your participation that sustains us!
Are you interested in helping veterans in the Houston area? Do you want to continue your service to your community, state, and Nation? If so, please browse through the different organizations that make up the Legion Family at Post 560 and get involved!
Membership in The American Legion is open to all wartime veterans of the United States of America who served at least one day on active duty during the times specified in our federal charter and has and honorable disharge. Proof of discharge status and service is required via presentation of DD-214. Click the link below to learn more about the eligibility dates and joining the post.
The American Legion
Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during the periods outlined in The American Legion's charter. Click the link for more information about joining!
The American Legion Auxiliary
Sons of The American Legion
Membership in the Sons of The American Legion is open to all male descendants, fathers, and grandfathers of veterans eligible for membership in the American Legion. For more information on how to join click the link below.
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Location - Contact
3720 Alba Rd
Houston, TX 77018
Tel: (713) 682-9287