Representatives from The American Legion delivered Christmas baskets filled with turkeys and other items, along with winter clothing and an assortment of toys, to homeless veterans at the Southeast Veterans Service Center in Washington, D.C.
Americanism/Children & Youth Division Assistant Director Colin Short will deliver the invocation and benediction this evening at a memorial service for Melvin Biddle, Indiana’s last remaining World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Short and Department of Indiana Adjutant Steve Short will present the U.S. flag to Biddle's family.
National staff from The American Legion’s Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division is evaluating the quality of veterans health care at the VA medical center in Asheville, N.C. The site visit is part of the Legion’s ongoing System Worth Saving program.
The working group undertaking development of an online American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association is conducting its second meeting to review tasks and a proposed design of a website where current and former youth program participants may come together to share discussions.
Legion staff is attending the annual Trauma Spectrum Conference at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference will highlight and discuss emerging research on polytrauma recovery and reintegration for servicemembers, veterans and their families.