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Patton statue in the Czech Republic

Patton statue in the Czech Republic

Gen. George S. Patton's 3rd Army liberated the city of Pilzen, Czech Republic, in the spring of 1945. During the 60th-anniversary commemoration, the city elected to remember Patton with a foundation stone. But the statue of Patton was canceled by the city of Pilzen because the builder, Jaroslav Bocker, had collaborated with Communist secret police during the Cold War.

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The Legion in Puerto Rico

The Legion in Puerto Rico

The American Legion is thriving in the Department of Puerto Rico. A number of posts conduct events, help the community, and provide companionship and remembrance for one another and those who came before.

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Flag Rewards

Flag Rewards

Emblem Sales program may work for FODPAL departments, too.

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Share your travel adventures

Share your travel adventures

FODPAL web page on national website gives Legionnaires an opportunity to tell about encounters with Legion posts outside the borders of the United States.

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Dec. 21, 2012 - NS/FR Weekly Update

National Security / Foreign Relations Division Week in Review Week ending 12/21/2012

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Canadian post holds year-end meeting

Canadian post holds year-end meeting

On the evening of Dec. 13, Post CN75 held its annual year-end social gathering.

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Department of France walks to commemorate Battle of the Bulge

Department of France walks to commemorate Battle of the Bulge

Members of The American Legion Department of France participated in the 35th annual Bastogne Historical Walk commemorating the Battle of the Bulge.

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Australia post keeps Pearl Harbor memory alive Down Under

Post AU01 in Sydney, Australia, held its 28th annual Pearl Harbor Day in the city of Bankstown (a suburb of Sydney). Sponsors of this event were Post AU01, the City of Bankstown and the Bankstown sub-branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL), Australia’s largest veterans association.

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Department of Alaska Auxiliary sponsors VA gift shop

Department of Alaska Auxiliary sponsors VA gift shop

The VA Domiciliary Gift Shop, sponsored by The American Legion Department of Alaska Auxiliary, was held Dec. 1.

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Dec. 13, 2012 - Weekly Update

National Security / Foreign Relations Division Week in Review Week ending 12/13/2012

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Dec. 7, 2012 - Weekly Update

National Security / Foreign Relations Division Week in Review Week ending 12/7/2012

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Nov. 30, 2012 - Weekly Update

National Security / Foreign Relations Division Week in Review Week ending 11/30/2012

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Irish post helps honor World War I fallen

Irish post helps honor World War I fallen

Irish soldiers who fought with U.S. forces and spent decades in unmarked graves receive proper burial services.

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Nov. 16, 2012 - Weekly Update

National Security / Foreign Relations Division Week in Review

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Post conducts grave registration

Post conducts grave registration

With help from the community, Legion post in Germany organizes upkeep of area U.S. military graves for Veterans Day.

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New site celebrates the Legion worldwide

New site celebrates the Legion worldwide

FODPAL (Foreign and Outlying Departments and Posts of [The] American Legion) organization gives to OCW, connects members outside the continental United States.

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Nov. 9, 2012 - Weekly Update

National Security/Foreign Relations

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Nov. 2, 2012 - Weekly Update

National Guard responds to Hurricane Sandy

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Membership, OCW highlight Fall Meetings

Membership, OCW highlight Fall Meetings

Support for Operation Comfort Warriors key developments from annual conference.

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Legion aims for all-time membership high

Legion aims for all-time membership high

National Executive Committee passes Resolution 64 - a crucial first step toward surpassing a record number of members by 2019.

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Koutz: Troops shouldn’t be denied vote

Koutz: Troops shouldn’t be denied vote

In an election year that may decide the future of defense budget cuts, our troops are making fewer absentee ballot requests.

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Sept. 21, 2012 - Weekly Update

NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN RELATIONS DIVISION

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Sept. 14, 2012 - Weekly Update

NATIONAL SECURITY FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMISSION

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May 2012 FODPAL Meeting Minutes

F.O.D.P.A.L. Foreign and Outlying Departments and Posts of The American Legion ALASKA CANADA FRANCE HAWAII MEXICO PHILIPPINES PUERTO RICO CHINA POST Minutes of FODPAL meeting held on 9 May 2012 at The American Legion Headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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