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Gold Star Post 820: A true family

Gold Star Post 820, Monroeville, Penn.

Kansas Post 68: Staying busy all year

Lysle Rischel Post 68, Hutchinson, Kan.

Ohio Post 109: An honor to serve

Commander of Montpelier Post 109 in Ohio shares why he loves his post.

Fall Meetings resolutions available

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

Dateline Capitol Hill

Fiscal 2013 continuing resolution becomes law, will fund government.

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.

Teamwork leads to new members

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

Legionville's possibilities endless

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

Legion to continue printing Dispatch

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

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.

History contest winners announced

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

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.

Legion mandates background checks

A background check screening for staff and volunteers involved in American Legion national youth programs will become effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Nine students receive $20,000 scholarships

American Legion names 2012 Samsung Scholarship recipients.

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.



Membership is our lifeblood

We must reach our membership goal. The stakes are high not only for our organization to continue thriving, but for our military community as a whole.

No generation gap in Lowville

New York post‘s older members help develop plan to bring in younger veterans. The results speak for themselves.

Leadership Q&A

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

Christmas bonus award offered

Districts will receive a monetary check on behalf of National Commander James E. Koutz for going above and beyond its Dec. 31, 2011 membership goal.

Virginia Legionnaire is Recruiter of the Year

Frank Carr wins Recruiter of the Year for the fourth time.

Legacy Run nets more than $700,000 for scholarships

The run – now in its seventh year – has raised more than $3 million for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Dateline: Capitol Hill

House passes fiscal 2013 continuing resolution to fund government.

American Legion by the numbers

New Consolidated Post Report shows the many ways Legionnaires are making differences in their communities and beyond.

Our family helping another family

Message from the national adjutant.

Help support OCW this year

Help support American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz's fundraising goal of $500,000 for Operation Comfort Warriors.

'Everyday is Veterans Day' pin

Recruiters to be honored with National Commander's pin.

Post visits to be rewarded

The District Commander Post Visitation Award is an incentive for personal visits to posts by district commanders, vice commanders.

September TAPS

September TAPS