In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation's veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America, and ordinary citizens.
The American Legion 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.
Post 275 supports community programs such as Boys State, Legion baseball, Mount Soledad flyover and was very instrumental in the creation of Mount Soledad.
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Mt Soledad Veteran Memorial
The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is considered one of the most unique veterans memorials in America. It is the only memorial that honors veterans, living or deceased, from the Revolutionary War to the current war on terrorism, with an image of the veteran.
The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial was conceived in 1952 by American Legion Post 275 California to honor war veterans of the Korean War. That same year, working closely with the American Legion Post, the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association was incorporated, and on April 18th, 1954, the Association dedicated a 27-foot cross at the apex of Soledad Natural Park in La Jolla in honor of U.S. servicemen who had died during the two world wars and the Korean conflict.
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7811 Herschel Ave,
La Jolla, Ca. 92037 | (323) 851-3030
La Jolla Post 275 is a 501(c)(19) Veterans Service Organization. EIN 95-6196654
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