The conferences get underway in September.
The Oratorical Contest presents participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation's laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.
Participate in your local American Legion Oratorical Contest to better understand the U.S. Constitution, as well as the rights and privileges of American citizenship.
The 2016 American Legion High School Oratorical National Finals will be held on April 15-17 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel.
The certification of department winners are due to National Headquarters by March 18, 2016.
On September 25 - 27, 2015 The American Legions Americanism Division will conduct the 46th Annual Meeting of Department Oratorical Chairman during the 17th Annual Combined Americanism Council Conference.
The conference session will be held in Indianapolis, IN and is for all American Legion Oratorical Department Chairmen and or their designees.