The American Legion Department of South Carolina supports all Legion Posts in the Palmetto State.
Named for the burn pits of Iraq and Afghanistan where troops often gathered to talk, this site gives Legionnaires a forum to discuss important issues of the day. The Burn Pit has three missions: to tell the stories of America's men and women on the front lines, to discuss the military ramifications of political decisions, and to provide help when our troops need it.
The National Emergency Fund has provided over $6,000,000 in direct financial assistance to Legion family members and posts.
For Veterans, in particular, stressful traumatic events may include working in combat zones where the service member needs to remain in a state of constant vigilance for extended periods of time, participating in peacekeeping missions, training accidents, military sexual assault, and medical emergencies. It should be remembered that PTS/PTSD stressors can be Non Combat related for example Military Sexual Trauma (MST). These events may cause the survivor to react with intense fear, hopelessness and horror.
Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government.
Palmetto Boys State
The American Legion's Boys State program is a unique way for young men to learn about the American system of government and politics by participating in a mock governmental system.
While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.