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Legion Family flower of remembrance

Funds derived from the distribution of poppy flowers now go toward the needs of active-duty servicemembers and their families, as well as veterans.

Special workshops offered in Houston

Three American Legion career-building events and a digital media workshop will be held during the 95th National Convention in Houston.

Convention news for department adjutants

Sergeants-at-arms recommendations due; see official credentials for national convention.

Attract new members

Share with qualified veterans why they should belong, and register them via pencil or computer.

Register for Legion youth conferences

Registration is open for the 2013 National Children & Youth Conference and the National Americanism Conference.

Legion news: What you need to know

National Headquarters news alert.

Kentucky post turns trash into dollars

Members of American Legion Caswell Saufley Post 18 in Stanford, Ky., have found a hard working, yet rewarding, way to earn funds for the several charities it supports.

House approves defense funding

Dateline Capitol Hill

Hiring Our Heroes job fair set for Houston

Economic Commission is assembling events aimed at veteran job-seekers, including a job fair and resume assistance.

Legion Boys Nation, Baseball gearing up

Final Boys State program is winding down, ahead of Boys Nation. Meanwhile, 2,657 baseball teams competing for shot at World Series.

Legion Baseball players vying for national team

Two American Legion Baseball players have been selected to try out for the U.S. national team.

House bill addresses claims backlog

Bill requires servicemembers’ service treatment records, personal records, unit records and medical records available to VA in electronic format.

Scores of veterans attend job fair in Illinois

More than 100 veteran job seekers attended a Hiring Our Heroes job fair recently at the Orland Park Civic Center in Orland Park, Ill.

Legacy Run registration ongoing

More than 350 Legion Riders have registered for the Legacy Run.

Legion continues to support tornado victims

National Headquarters processes 59 National Emergency Fund grants last week.

Puerto Rico hiring fair draws nearly 200 job seekers

Hiring Our Heroes-sponsored ever draws 28 employers, 182 job seekers.

Officials reaffirm DoD’s commitment to fighting sexual assault

Senior Pentagon officials make commitment to eradicate sexual assault in the military.

Legion Riders, Legislative e-newsletters to debut

Growing Legion media now will include regular electronic updates from the Legion Riders, Legislative Commission.

'Honor Flight' film stars two Legionnaires

The award-winning film follows four World War II veterans as they travel to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial that was constructed in their honor.

Stolen Valor Act of 2013 signed into law

Lying for profit about military honors and awards is now a federal crime.

Watch Spring Meetings on demand

All past American Legion live streamed events can be viewed on

Helping veterans find jobs online

Ohio post sets up a computer kiosk to help local veterans with employment, résumé writing and email services.

Relief after enduring devastation

Legion helps veterans and their families when natural disasters strike.

Students tested on Americanism, government

The Department of Wisconsin’s Americanism and Government Scholarship test is comprised of 50 questions, a short essay and $11,000 in awards.

Checklist for new district commanders

Department of Pennsylvania creates a turn-over file for incoming district commanders.

National Convention planned events

Parade, Commander's Banquet and baseball game part of convention activities.

Legion news: What you need to know

American Legion news and events.


In memory of our service men and women.

Departments conducting statewide Legacy Run fundraisers

Tennessee, Minnesota, Virginia and Florida among Legion departments staging their own Legacy Runs.

Action Alert: Veterans health care in jeopardy

Alert calls for decisive action by House, Senate leadership on whether Congress will continue to authorize new VA construction.