The American Legion Fifth District, Department of Texas, is one of 23 Districts that call Texas home. Geographically we encompass Dallas County and four main groups makeup what we call the Legion Family: The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, and American Legion Riders. While we strive to work as a family by supporting the activities and programs of the others, each is in fact a separate entity with its own Charter, By-Laws and governing rules.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
The American Legion strives to promote a better understanding of the principles of democracy and to inculcate among all people a higher appreciation of the benefits of American citizenship.
To serve the needs of all veterans and their families.
To fulfill our commitment to community, state and nation
Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.
S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion Family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.
American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in The American Legion Legacy Run to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.
The American Legion offers expert advice, support and representation for veterans and families seeking government benefits they are eligible to receive at the federal, state and local levels. Here are a few...
Career assistance, education assistance, Family & community support, financial services, homeless veterans outreach, Honor & Remembrance, discounts and much. much more.
We are a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization aimed to provide humanitarian services, assistance, and training to homeless and disabled veterans and their families. Our goal is to assist these individuals with acquiring emergency shelter and food, access to specialized healthcare and mainstream services, obtaining specialized training for future employment, and equip them to be self-sufficient and regain their confidence within society.
Our desire is to bring hope back to the homeless. By partnering with like minded organizations, we can end veteran homelessness. We don't accept that homelessness is something that cannot be solved. Help us give them a safe place, a clean bed, and a warm meal.
The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. Patriot PAWS intends to build partnerships with state and community organizations to help develop and support this goal.