August, 2013


Invasion of Kuwait/Operation Desert Shield (1990)

Aug 2, 2013

Iraq invades Kuwait. Click here ( for more information.

DSO (Department Service Officer) School

Aug 2, 2013

Aug 2-3, in Indianapolis.

National Headquarters conducts two DSO schools each year. The first is held in Washington during the week prior to the Washington Conference. The second is held in Indianapolis in conjunction with the National Membership Workshop. DSO School is geared for the professional accredited American Legion representative (RO, county and state levels). Attendees must be endorsed by the department adjutant, who must submit a certification form to National Headquarters.

National Membership Workshop

Aug 2, 2013

Aug 2-4, in Indianapolis.

Gulf of Tonkin incident (1964)

Aug 5, 2013

Precipitated congressional resolution that ramped up U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Visit for more information.

Purple Heart Day

Aug 7, 2013

V-J Day (1945)

Aug 14, 2013

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Legacy Run

Aug 17, 2013

Aug. 17-22, en route to the national convention in Houston.


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