American Legion Founded; Begins Anti-Civil Liberties Crusade
The American Legion was founded on this day as a veterans organization, initially of veterans of “The Great War” (which we know as World War I). It immediately became one of the leading super-patriotic and anti-civil liberties organizations in the country.
Check out the American Legion today: http://www.legion.org
Learn more: William Pencak, For God and Country: The American Legion, 1919–1941 (1989)