Founded in 1919, the American Legion in Middletown Indiana is the nation's largest social organization for wartime veterans. The American Legion in Middletown Indiana has over 2.5 million members worldwide with over 14,000 posts in the United States, and has posts in 14 foreign countries as well. American Legion in Middletown Indiana posts are grouped into departments by location with 50 for each of the states, and 5 additional departments representing the District of Columbia, Mexico, France (which covers posts throughout Europe), the Philippines and Puerto Rico.
Membership in the American Legion in Middletown Indiana is contingent upon being an honorably discharged veteran of the United States military who served during a period of war. The recognized periods of war are World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the 1982 Lebanon War, Operation Urgent Fury, Operation Just Cause, the Gulf War, and the War on Terrorism. The War on Terrorism is broadly defined as being from August 2, 1990 to the present day. A prospective American Legion in Middletown Indiana member must have simply served at least one day on active duty during any of the eligible war periods.
Individual posts often organize social get-togethers such as holiday celebrations, bingo, and gatherings of the Legion Riders, the American Legion in Middletown Indiana motorcycle club. The American Legion in Middletown Indiana also has one of the largest nationwide baseball leagues for youth, with 5,400 teams and their own annual World Series. Also provided for American Legion in Middletown Indiana youth are a number of scholarships, a scouting program, a marksmanship program, and an annual oratorical contest.
Members also receive a number of financial perks through the various business partners of the American Legion in Middletown Indiana. American Legion in Middletown Indiana members receive considerable discounts at most of the major car rental agencies. Apple and Dell offer discounts and free shipping. A number of discount insurance, medical and real estate services are offered. Moving services are discounted through North American Van Lines, Allied, Atlas Van Lines and Budget Truck Rental. American Legion in Middletown Indiana members can also enjoy 20% off stays at Wyndham Hotel properties, or 15% off stays at Motel 6, and the Space-A vacation program offers weekly condo rentals throughout the world at very reasonable rates.
Middletown, Indiana American Legion