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Centennial Spotlight: Post 479 in Swanton, Ohio

Centennial Spotlight: Post 479 in Swanton, Ohio

A silent walk for POW/MIAs

Legion Family members in Wisconsin walk a mile in silence every third Saturday in September to honor servicemembers still unaccounted for.

Help youth ‘close the gate on drugs’

Child Welfare Foundation grant recipient Young Marines is helping youth say no to drugs and you can help too.

Gold Brigade spotlight: Edward Castillo of California

Edward Castillo of Post 68 in Hayward, Calif., recruited 51 new members into the Legion in 2014.

COLA increase for service-disabled veterans

The legislation increases the COLA for veterans with service-connected disabilities starting Dec. 1, 2014 and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.

Keep Halloween safe for youth

Houston post host party to educate youth on trick-or-treating safety and patriotism.

Share your military experience

As Veterans Day approaches, I encourage Legionnaires to visit students in the classrooms to share their military service and what it means to be patriotic.

Legion outreach efforts increased in 2013

9,002 American Legion posts submitted a Consolidated Post Report (CPR) to show how they are making a difference in their communities.

Centennial Celebration spotlight: California Post 48

Post 48 in Oxnard, Calif.

Did you know?

Fun facts about The American Legion and its members.

‘Legion, home-school community share values’

I had heard of The American Legion, but I knew very little of what it stood for. By getting involved with a terrific American Legion program (the Oratorical Contest) this year with my home-schooled daughter, it taught my family a lot about the organization.





Legion awards presented during convention

National Recruiter of the Year from Maryland.

Exercise your right to vote

Download the Legion's "Get Out the Vote" brochure online for free.

T-shirt sells Legion membership

Past department commander wears a Legion T-shirt; gets asked membership questions.

Legionnaire reunites with soldier he saved in Afghanistan

During an OCW donation to a North Carolina VA, Keith Melick and Roy Wilkins met for the first time in 10 years.

Commander: Stay the course

2014-2015 American Legion National Commander Mike Helm shares his goals and vision for the Legion.

Support American Legion Charities

My project for the year will be supporting American Legion Charities.

$1 million raised for children of fallen heroes

The five-day 2014 Legacy Ride raised more than $435,000 for the scholarship; more donations poured in during national convention.

Centennial spotlight: Post 14 in Delaware

The post had the first American Legion ambulance service in the world.

Share your story of support for post-9/11 veterans

New Jersey wins the 2014 World Series and more.

Did you know this happened during national convention?

Donations pour in during national convention.

Jerry Hedrick will always be remembered

Longtime Legionnaire Jerry Hedrick is remembered as a man with a big heart and a love for his family, country and The American Legion.

Signs at rest areas honor Nebraska veterans

The signs honor veterans at each of the 21 rest areas along Interstate 80.

Pistol celebrates Legion's centennial

Two separate pistols for departments and Legionnaires will be available for purchase beginning Aug. 22.

12 departments achieve 100 percent reporting

Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Legionnaire personally funds memberships

Bob Greene from Post 6 in North Dakota will award up to 50 servicemembers with a free Legion membership.

An Americanism summer

Hundreds of youth participate in Boys Nation, Shooting Sports and Legion World Series.

Centennial spotlight: Post 25 in New Hampshire

The drum corps of the Claude J. Brewster Post 25 in Newport, N.H.