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News from Fall Meetings

During The American Legion’s Fall Meetings, scholarships and grants were awarded, history contest winners were announced, resolutions were passed and donations poured in.

Membership competition has only winners

The departments of Missouri and Kansas conducted a membership challenge for three days in September, but in the eyes of everyone involved, there were only winners: Kansas, Missouri and The American Legion.

Legion aids veterans during government shutdown

Legion continuing to assist veterans, surviving spouses and dependents.

SWS turns 10 years old

System Worth Saving Task Force provides annual reviews of VA medical centers.

Legion Riders committee to be named

National commander will name 2014 ALR Advisory Committee during Fall Meetings.

Members of Armed Forces paid during shutdown

On Sept. 30, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 3210, the Pay Our Military Act. This bill’s passage was necessary to avoid any interruption of military pay due to federal government shutdown.

Share your post's legacy

Legion launches Centennial Celebration web page for posts to convey their history, legacies.

Support Americas future leaders

Organizations share with Legion Family members how they are advocating for and supporting young people.

Concrete truck honors POW-MIAs

POW-MIA and Support Our Troops decals placed on Prairie Material's concrete mixer trucks.

Bet leads to 114 new members

Members of Post 731 in San Diego recently enjoyed a steak dinner after winning a membership bet against Post 365 in Vista, Calif.

Mississippi elects first female department commander

The American Legion Department of Mississippi elected its first female commander – Angela M. Baughman.

Camp teaches youth to be leaders

Department of Alabama’s Leadership Camp instills patriotism and honor in today’s youth.

Share stories during Legiontown campaign

Post are encouraged to share stories on of events and activities that raise their community profile.



Promote suicide awareness

Commander's Message

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VA advises veterans on health-care reform changes

VA has developed a communication plan on how the new health-care law will affect veterans.

Greeley post continues to aid flood victims

Post 18 has donated thousands of dollars to victims of Colorado flooding.

Dellinger meets with key legislators

National Commander Daniel Dellinger met with key congressional members last week even as the House and Senate worked through a busy floor schedule as budget deadlines draw nearer.

Colorado Legion assists flood victims

The Department of Colorado and Greeley Post 18 are assisting victims that have been affected by massive flooding.

Legion focuses attention on VHA patient safety

Following a series of scandals in the Veterans Health Administration involving patient safety, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducted a hearing Sept. 9 in Pittsburgh.

Legion College hosts largest class

2013 Legion College class will be the largest in the history of the training program.

Legion job fair a success

Hundreds of veterans, servicemembers and their spouses attended The American Legion-sponsored Hiring Our Heroes job fair at the organization’s national convention Aug. 27 in Houston.

March in New York City Veterans Day Parade

Members of Legion Family invited to march in Legion Veterans Day Parade contingent in New York City on Nov. 11.

Two veterans measures enacted

Helping Heroes Fly Act and FOR VETS Act of 2013 signed into law.

Donations pour in during convention

More than $1.3 million raised for Legion programs before and during the 95th National Convention.

PSA’s increase Legion awareness

James McMann, a member of and service officer for Post 318 in San Jose, Calif., can attest to the positive impact a PSA can have.

My fundraising program: NEF

National Emergency Fund is Dellinger's fundraising program during his tenure as commander.

'Building for Tomorrow Today'

American Legion elects 2013-2014 national commander during its 95th national convention in Houston.

‘The greatest generation: Vietnam veterans’

Silver Star recipient U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia shares why he believes this to be.