During The American Legion's Fall Meetings, Oct. 14-17, scholarships and grants were awarded, history contest winners were announced, resolutions were passed and donations poured in.
Samsung Scholarship . The Samsung American Legion Scholarship awarded nine youth with $20,000 each to be used toward undergraduate studies. An additional 89 finalists were awarded $1,100 each.
Child Welfare Foundation . In its 59th year, The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation awarded $644,005 to 21 nonprofit organizations whose mission is to care for the overall well-being of youth.
Centennial Celebration website . Since its launch during National Convention, 36 out of the 55 Legion departments and 78 posts are represented on the website .
Operation Comfort Warriors . The Department of Indiana donated nearly $3,000 and Sons of The American Legion Detachment of New York donated $3,410.
National Post History and National Department History contests . There were 37 total entries among four categories, down from 47 last year. Four departments and six posts won in their respective category.
Resolutions . The National Executive Committee passed 32 resolutions; they can be viewed in the Legion's digital archive.