Post World War II (1948-1983)
The badges and programs beyond the 30th National Convention celebrate the locations of the National Conventions. Most of the badges highlight themes or history unique to the city or state.
The various locations of the National Conventions demonstrate The American Legion’s national impact as the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization.
1948 - 1952
The Statue of Liberty, the nation’s symbol of independence and freedom, stands in front of the Washington Arch in New York on the 1952 badge.
The Washington Arch honors George Washington as the first president and commander-in-chief. These portrayals of Washington exalt his wisdom, sense of justice, valor and fame.
The Statue of Liberty and the Washington Arch on the badge reflect The American Legion’s mission to defend American values and celebrate those who selflessly serve.