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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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'Race to the Top' deadline approaching

'Race to the Top' deadline approaching

Winning district commander in each category will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2010 National Convention in Milwaukee. Certification forms are due by April 14.

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April 14 target date approaching

April 14 target date approaching

Legion hopes to hit 95 percent of 2009-2010 membership goal by mid-April.

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Big Twelve winners announced

Big Twelve winners announced

Five American Legion departments earn $2,000 toward computer equipment for hitting pledged March target date membership goal.

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March 10 target date approaching

March 10 target date approaching

Legion hopes to hit 90 percent of 2009-2010 membership goal by next week.

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'A Pledge to Service'

'A Pledge to Service'

New video targeting younger generation of veterans soon available through National Headquarters.

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Legion remembers Lincoln's promise

Legion remembers Lincoln's promise

National Commander Clarence E. Hill emphasizes the VA’s efforts toward living up to the president’s promise during the 76th annual American Legion Lincoln Day Pilgrimage.

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A better understanding of Memorial Day

A better understanding of Memorial Day

A letter-writing campaign from Florida Legionnaires guides Walmart to stop selling fireworks prior to a very sacred holiday.

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Hill launches market-penetration awards

Hill launches market-penetration awards

Two departments will be honored for improving the Legion's market penetration while hitting 95 percent of their membership goal by a May target date.

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Foster: Keep the members we have

Foster: Keep the members we have

The leading candidate for 2010-2011 national commander will focus on new, renewed members for his incentive program.

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Membership the topic of discussion

Membership the topic of discussion

National Membership & Post Activities Committee meeting in Indianapolis on Friday.

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Homeless veterans not forgotten

Homeless veterans not forgotten

Post 4 in Pocatello, Idaho, combines with other organizations to bring Christmas gifts to two veterans facilities.

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American, Canadian military veterans join hands

American, Canadian military veterans join hands

The Legionnaires who don purple berets and garrison caps are members of ANAVICUS, which is an offshoot of a historical Canadian veterans organization.

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Hill offering District Christmas Bonus

Hill offering District Christmas Bonus

American Legion districts that surpass their Dec. 31, 2008, membership by 1 percent by Dec. 31 will receive a cash award.

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New York City Veterans Day Parade 2009

New York City Veterans Day Parade 2009

Legionnaires share the spotlight in annual procession through the Big Apple.

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Open the channels of communication

Today's generation of veterans does not wait for the news, answers to research questions, or driving directions. They click a mouse, expect instant results, and usually get them.

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Wounded troops tour USS New York

Wounded troops tour USS New York

Around 45 wounded U.S. servicemembers toured the USS New York on Thursday. The special showing was made possible by American Legion Post 1870 and the New York Police Department.

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NYC Post 1870 hosts Marines

NYC Post 1870 hosts Marines

New York City Post 1870 hosted Marines serving aboard the U.S.S. New York on Wednesday night. Marines ate dinner and learned about the importance of the Legion.

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