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The American Legion: By the numbers

The American Legion: By the numbers

2011 Consolidated Post Report summary illustrates the impact local Legionnaires make in their communities and our nation.

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Still a learning experience

Still a learning experience

National Membership Workshop provides opportunity to take others' ideas and implement them at department, district and post levels.

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A very simple secret

A very simple secret

Immediate past Department of Kentucky commander shares insight on how he helped his state go from near the bottom to the top in membership in one year.

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Working the membership angle

Working the membership angle

Hundreds of Legionnaires are coming to Indianapolis this week for the National Membership Workshop; National Commander Foster among speakers scheduled.

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Veterans helping veterans

Veterans helping veterans

Legion Post 1080 members in Mahopac, N.Y., hauled a 24-foot truck filled with everyday necessities to Legionnaires affected by the tornado in Joplin, Mo.

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Online renewals off to fast start

Online renewals off to fast start

In the first days of availability, more than 25,000 members take advantage of convenient new service.

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Chicago American Legion post gets facelift

Chicago American Legion post gets facelift

Work done by fix-it-up show ‘Down & Dirty' provides a ‘heart beat' to Franklin Delano Post 938's memorial wall.

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A winning team

A winning team

Hard work, committed leadership help push Department of Kentucky from 52nd to first in membership.

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Why You Should Belong

Why You Should Belong

New booklet provides information on dozens of American Legion programs, serving as a valuable recruiting tool.

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Giving back to their community

Giving back to their community

Veterans form Legion post in Cooper Road, La., to repay a community that meant so much to each of them.

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Keep it interesting

Keep it interesting

When it comes to inviting prospective members to your post, give them a reason to return.

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Membership on the agenda in Indy

Membership on the agenda in Indy

Membership & Post Activities Committee meeting in Indianapolis this week to discuss various subjects, hear from Legion leaders.

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Good Neighbors, Part III

Good Neighbors, Part III

Legionnaires in Mexico City financially assist a shelter for abused and abandoned girls.

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Good Neighbors, Part II

Good Neighbors, Part II

The blind girls of Casa Rosa de la Torre have a friend in The American Legion.

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Good Neighbors, Part I

Good Neighbors, Part I

For more than 50 years, Alan Seeger Post 2 in Mexico City has supported a school bearing the Legion’s name.

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800 number in place for post IRS questions

800 number in place for post IRS questions

Posts with questions regarding Employee Identification Numbers can contact the Internal Revenue Service.

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A strong opening effort

A strong opening effort

Detroit revitalization/outreach effort brings in new, renewed members while providing VA claims help for 22 area veterans.

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Revitalization effort coming to Detroit

Revitalization effort coming to Detroit

Department of Michigan Legionnaires will team with national staff during three-day membership push this week.

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Form 990N deadline approaches

Form 990N deadline approaches

Posts that don’t file IRS forms face losing tax-exempt status

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Legion reaches out to Washington-area vets

Legion reaches out to Washington-area vets

National staff members from the Legion invited veterans and their families to Post 8 to educate them about their service-entitled benefits.

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Outreach effort coming to D.C.

Outreach effort coming to D.C.

The Legion will intensify its focus on veterans in the nation's capitol this week with a benefits fair that focuses on health care, education benefits and job counseling.

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Mixing the old with the new

Mixing the old with the new

National Recruiter of the Year embraces new technology but still believes the best way to bring in new members is just to ask.

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Membership Workshop opens today

Membership Workshop opens today

National Commander Clarence Hill among speakers during three-day event that will touch on transition assistance, membership strategies.

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A bond that defies age

A bond that defies age

Only 27 and serving as commander of the second largest post in Wyoming, Loren Davis says a kinship exists between he and the older veterans in his post.

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'A huge success story'

'A huge success story'

A three-day revitalization effort in upper New York brought in 50 members to a post in need of active members.

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Spreading the word about support

Spreading the word about support

Indiana Legionnaire uses his passion for fishing to get the word out about services available for veterans transitioning into civilian life.

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Owens' Purple Heart finally reaches home

Owens' Purple Heart finally reaches home

At Legion Post 147 in James Island, S.C., a Purple Heart citation for one of the original "Band of Brothers" was returned to the family of the man who earned it.

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Owens' Purple Heart citation going home

Owens' Purple Heart citation going home

At long last, a Purple Heart citation for a member of the original "Band of Brothers" is returning to the family of the man who earned it.

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Race to the Top winners announced

Race to the Top winners announced

Five district commanders, their guests will be honored on stage during national convention in Milwaukee.

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May target date approaching

May target date approaching

100 percent of membership goal is the final target date before delegate strength in July.

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