Serving North Hudson's Veterans and Communities since 1919
Post 18 Leadership Team
Welcome to the American Legion!
The Four Pillars
The American Legion's broad range of programs are all framed and informed by its Four Pillars. These four areas of focus provide local Posts with references and structure, ensuring consistency within the American Legion even as each Post responds to the unique needs of their own veterans and communities.
Veterans Affairs & Rehabilition includes the many, diverse ways the American Legion works daily to improve veterans' and military families' quality of life. Nationally and at the state level, this involves advocating for policies and programs that create opportunities for veterans and care for their needs. Locally, Posts provide "buddy checks," educational programs, and resources to ensure local veterans and military families have what they need to thrive.
National Security ensures that the United States benefits from the interest, knowledge, and passion veterans have in keeping their country safe and secure. Whether in terms of foreign policy or discussions about how best to care for those still in uniform, the American Legion is positioned to advance democratic principles in prudent, sustainable ways.
Americanism involves more than patriotic pageantry and, in fact, intentionally moves beyond decorations or isolated events. Instead, the American Legion lauds and nurtures engagement with the democratic principles that uphold the republic. Civics education, selfless service, and volunteerism are inculcated locally through Post efforts which include voter registration drives, town halls, naturalization ceremonies, and community service projects.
Children & Youth remain a core component of and motivator for all American Legion endeavors. Seeking to keep its founders promise of a "Square Deal for Every Child," the American Legion nurtures the next generation of American leaders. Youth fitness, mentorship, and leadership development programs are available through local Posts, as well as resources for family health including events for families of children with disabilities.
Weehawken American Legion Post 18 serves veterans and communities throughout New Jersey's northern Hudson County area. Our team consists of veterans from all backgrounds and generations, living and working alongside neighbors who never wore a uniform yet want to serve to better our common home. We know that to care for veterans, we must first take care of each other.
As part of the United States' largest wartime veterans service organization, we invite you to learn about our programs and services. Our award-winning initiatives are all veteran-led. We remain dedicated to the same principles to which we once pledged our service. No longer in uniform, we still fight for you and our own.
Most importantly, please know that you are welcome to join us. Whether volunteering with us as we uphold the American Legion's Four Pillars, or simply as a neighbor enjoying our community-building events, know that your presence among us is appreciated. We hope to see you soon!
There is a place for you in the American Legion!