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 service-members and veterans.Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with “comfort items” and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership
We are very proud of our commitment to these American Legion Americanism Programs.
Since 2007 Post 681 has sponsored 80 delegates to Boys State and 65 delegates to Girls State. These students hail from Lakota East, Lakota West, Butler Tech and Princeton High Schools. Three of these male delgates progressed to boys nation while one female student was selected to Girls Nation. Boys\Girls Nation is a very selective process and is a very prestigous honor.
The Americanism & Government test is administered every November. Post 681 had administered 380 tests since 2007 at Lakota East\West and Princeton. Five of these students (3 girls, 2 boys) have distinquised themselves by posting the highest score in their category and winning a 5 day trip to Washington DC and Gettysburg. One of these students won the prestigous Gallato Award for posting a 100% score on the A&G test.
Post 681 has sponsored 7 participants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest which has produced four County winners and two District 4 winners.
In 2020 Post 681 for the first time has entered a techer for Educator of The Year and she was selected as the winner for district 4.
We are very fortunate to live in an area with quality high schools and we are very proud to provide these opportunities to these outstanding staff and students.
For more information on these programs see the descriptions below.
Buckeye Boys\Girls State:
The mission of The American Legion Buckeye Boys\Girls State is to provide an educational and leadership program that exposes young men and women to the rights and privileges, the duties and responsibilities, and the love for God and Country necessary to being self-‐governing citizens.Americanism.
Americanism and Government Test:
The Americanism and Government Test program of the Ohio American Legion was created by Legionnaires of Ohio in 1936 and remains today as another of the leading youth programs of the Ohio American Legion
Department of Ohio
Sons of The American Legion
American Auxiliary Dept Ohio
Legion Riders Dept of Ohio
Buckeye Boys State
Buckeye Girls State
Cincinnati VA Hospital
Dayton VA Hospital
Veterans Crisis Line
Butler County Veterans Services
Hamilton County Vets Services