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Post receives $800,000 to help homeless vets

Michael Guty, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, gives a landmark donation to La-Flamme Kusek Post 15 to help run its rent-free housing complex for homeless veterans.

World War II Monopoly game on sale

The National World War II Museum is educating younger generations about the war with its new variation on the classic board game.

Legacy Run donations top $722,000

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars raised for college scholarships for children of servicemembers killed on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

Class of 2012 graduates

In late October, The American Legion National Headquarters welcomed its 14th consecutive Legion class.


A time to give and support

Remember those who need us during this holiday season.

‘Our devotion to mutual helpfulness’

Legion Family affirms commitment to Preamble in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Concern over VA downgrading

Also in this week’s Insider: Capitol Hill updates, TRICARE Prime going away and Hiring Our Heroes expands.

OCW fundraising efforts nears 40 percent of goal

Also in this week’s Indy Insider: Membership updates, SAL growing and radio club gains new members.

Baseball background checks mandated

A background check screening for American Legion Baseball coaches, managers and volunteer staff will become effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Legionnaires ideal mentors to student veterans

Legionnaires can provide aid to local student veterans by locating a nearby school’s Student Veterans of America chapter.

Gold Star Post 820: A true family

Gold Star Post 820, Monroeville, Penn.

Leadership Q&A

Q: How is your post staying in contact with new members?

Congress returns to agenda full of military matters

This week’s update on initiatives and programs from national headquarter’s D.C. divisions.

Promote Children & Youth month

A weekly look at the initiatives and programs at national headquarters.

NEF helps assist Hurricane Sandy victims

A look inside the news and initiatives at National Headquarters

VA program can give boost to low-income vets

This week’s roundup of news and notes from the Washington office of The American Legion.

Attention turns to Hispanic vets

Get updated on how the DC Legion office is helping veterans and their causes.

New training for department, post leaders

Get updated on the Legion’s high-profile programs and initiatives.

Fall Meetings resolutions available

64 resolutions passed by National Executive Committee released to Legion’s Digital Archive.

An all-time high

Legion aiming for 3.3 million members by centennial.

Roosevelt IV to lead centennial effort

Ted Roosevelt IV will help The American Legion celebrate its 100th birthday over the next seven years.

Dateline Capitol Hill

Fiscal 2013 continuing resolution becomes law, will fund government.

Teamwork leads to new members

More than 400 new, headquarters post transfers brought into local posts during revitalization efforts in California.

World Series in Shelby through 2019

Shelby’s contract to host The American Legion World Series has been extended thanks to the community’s outstanding performance for the past two years.

History contest winners announced

Legion awards post and department history contest winners during Fall Meetings.

CWF awards $734,220 in grants

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation provides funding to other nonprofit organizations to educate the public about the special needs of children.

Legion to continue printing Dispatch

Readers spoke. Editors listened. The printed Dispatch will continue into 2013.

Legionville's possibilities endless

Deer hunt for disabled veterans helps trigger a new era for Minnesota’s unique 600-acre retreat in the woods.



Learn about Junior Law Cadet

The American Legion’s Junior Law Cadet Program educates youth about law enforcement and instills a newfound respect for law officials.