American Legion Post 20

Welcome to the Home Page for American Legion Post 20
Post 20 is affiliated with the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
We welcome all veterans. You do not have to be an NPC member to join our post.
Post 20 was chartered at the suggestion of famed WWI Gen. John J. Pershing.

We trace our history to November 19, 1919, when the post was founded at the urging of WWI General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing. General Pershing was an associate member of the National Press Club. In the same year he helped found the American Legion, he also suggested a post within the Press Club.

Since our charter in 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming veterans from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your country and community.

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Please check our Events Calendar for the date and time of our next meeting. Post 20 normally meets every other month at the National Press Club at 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045. All Legion members are welcome. Our guests speakers include high-ranking military members, directors of veterans' service organizations, and military experts. The National Press Club is "Where News Happens," and much of that news happens at Post 20 meetings.