Florida Legion volunteers needed. Flags for Fallen Vets is searching for 3,000 volunteers to help lay American flags at the headstones of 120,000 veterans buried at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. Volunteers are needed May 25 at 9 a.m. (EDT). To register, visit the volunteering section on the website www.flagsforfallenvets.com. Volunteers are also needed in the Dallas-Forth Worth and Houston area. President and founder of Flags for Fallen Vets, Inc., Bob Fussner, is a member of the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 50 in Cleburne, Texas.
Other Legion news:
Paid Up for Life membership. American Legion members interested in the discounted Paid Up For Life membership can easily join online. Once registered, members can either pay in full or pay in 12 monthly installments. Join the other 200,000 Paid Up For Life Legionnaires by visiting: www.legion.org/join/pufl
Watch 77th Oratorical Contest live. The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, "A Constitutional Speech Contest," is April 4-6 in Indianapolis at the Wyndham hotel. Watch the top three finalists compete live April 6 at 10 a.m. (EDT): www.legiontv.org
Register for Legacy Run. Online registration is underway for this year’s American Legion Legacy Run, sponsored by USAA. The run departs Indianapolis Aug. 17 and arrives in Charlotte Aug. 21. Last year, nearly 400 Legion Riders raised $334,000 during the Legacy Run to support The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship. Register for the Run and the Legion Riders e-newsletter online: www.legion.org/riders
Apply for Legacy Scholarship. The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship ensures that the children of parents who died while on active-duty military service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, achieve their dream of attending college. Scholarship applications are due to National Headquarters by April 15. Download an application: www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy