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Steps ahead of the celebration

Virginia post adjutant and historian has early start on American Legion’s centennial.

Florida membership challenge: Who will jump?

Department Commander Art Schwabe and Adjutant Mike McDaniel will parachute from a plane if membership reaches its 2013-2014 goals.

Where Legion heroes are laid to rest

The American Legion Cemetery in Florida is the final resting place for 736 Legionnaires from all wars.

Celebrate America’s young people

Support The American Legion's "April is Children & Youth Month"

A message from membership: Give public recognition

"Put a spotlight on the Legionnaire even if it’s only for a few minutes to tell everybody else what a good job they did (with membership recruitment) to encourage others to do the same."

VA issues new ID cards

New identification cards to be mailed to approximately 4 million enrollees in VA’s health-care system.

Did you know?

Fun facts about The American Legion

Florida Legion volunteers needed

American Legion news

Legionnaires’ 50 cents raises NEF donations

District 6 from the Department of Texas donated $1,500 by asking for 50 cents from each member.

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VA's 2015 budget proposal

The Department of Veterans Affairs is asking Congress to approve a $163.9 billion budget in fiscal 2015, an increase of about $10.1 billion over the department’s fiscal 2014 funding.

Convey the Legion's message

New membership public relations guide helps with recruiting new members, building the organization’s image and creating brand awareness.

A second chance

Greystone Prep School in Texas gives students at second chance at earning appointments to military academies.

Arizona post wins national award

American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 132 of Oro Valley, Ariz., are the recipients of the U.S. National Guard’s Family Program Community Purple Award for 2013

A tribute to four Army chaplains

Michigan posts host annual Four Chaplains service to uphold their legacy.

Learn, join and give on new Legion app

Smartphone application offers easy access to join or renew, find a local post, donate and more.

News Alert: What you need to know

Download Eagle Scout application; view upcoming career fairs; celebrate the Legion's 95th birthday; receive flag alerts.

Voice your concerns

The American Legion is urging veterans to voice their concerns about the COLA cuts to the district offices of their congressional representatives.

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In loving memory

A leader well beyond New York

Richard M. Pedro – who passed away Jan. 10 – served as Department of New York adjutant for 29 years, but his national presence was commanding.

Congress seeks to restore COLA cuts

Also, House approves in-state tuition for veteran students

Did you know?

Helpful, fun Legion facts.

President signs NDAA for FY 2014

On Dec. 26, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 3304, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.

NEF program aids disaster victims

The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to veterans who qualify.

A wagon of honor

Legionnaire refurbishes a luggage cart to carry fallen war heroes' remains when arriving home by plane.

A year of selfless giving

In 2013, the Legion's TFA program disbursed more than $1 million in grants, assisting 2,080 minor children throughout the United States.

Become a Paid Up For Life member

American Legion members interested in the discounted Paid Up For Life program can now easily join online: www.legion.org/join/pufl

Legion efforts influenced IRS DD-214 revision

American Legion meetings with the Internal Revenue Service resulted in change to guidelines requiring posts to keep copies of members' DD-214s on file.

A real American Legion Family

National records can neither confirm nor deny that this is the first time in history an American Legion department commander, Auxiliary department president and SAL detachment commander all from the same family served in those capacities at the same time. It is, at the very least, a rarity.

Legionnaire receives 70-year membership award

Cliff Reynolds, a member of Post 547 in Monroeville, Ohio, was recently honored for his commitment to The American Legion for 70 continuous years.

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