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 veterans’ service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. Post 70 in Nutley conducts a number of programs including; sponsorship for a Legion Baseball team from Nutley High, providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Nutley High, sending Nutley High Juniors to the Nationally acclaimed Boys’ State program, running a coloring contest for elementary school children, visiting patients at the East Orange VA Hospital, protecting and decorating the graves of veterans in Nutley, donating to local charities and participating in local ceremonies and events. The Post Home at 24 Franklin has a lounge and is open M-F 3:00-11:00PM, Sat 7:30-11:30PM and Sun 1:00-6:30PM. Membership is open to anyone who served at least one day during a time of conflict or is related to a veteran.