The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans’ organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members, and communities, The American Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Star Post No. 309 received its temporary charter in 1927, and was founded by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies who were veterans of World War I. Among the founding members was William I. Traeger who served as the Sheriff of Los Angeles County from 1921 to 1932.
The Star Post is unique among other American Legion posts. We are a veteran service organization comprised primarily of Los Angeles Sheriff’s employees, Los Angeles County public servants, and their family members who are military veterans. Our ranks include active and retired - sworn, civilian, reserve - members of the Sheriff’s Department.
Our Star Post motto "Still Serving Proudly" exemplifies the service our members have provided to our Nation and to our communities.