The Amercian Legion Post 19 124 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 The American Legion is originally based out of Indianapolis and was founded in 1919. Since then, it's grown to over 3…More million members in approximately 14,000 posts throughout the world. The organization is chartered by Congress and handles all lobbying relating to veteran-related issues including benefits, pensions and the VA Hospital system. Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Carter and Bush (both) have all been Legion members. This location doubles as the home of VFW Post 6800, which meets every second Saturday at 10 am. The VFW has a separate website: www.vfw6800.org and officially became chartered on April 8, 1946. There is a function room on the premises.