June, 2023

American Legion Baseball Final Day to Register Teams, Purchase Insurance and Pay Fees for the 2023 Season

Jun 1, 2023

Register for the 2023 American Legion Baseball season here. More than 3,400 teams and nearly 55,000 youth participate in the program yearly from all 50 states and Canada. Learn more about American Legion Baseball at www.legion.org/baseball.

Legion Baseball Lou Gehrig Day (to raise ALS awareness)

Jun 2, 2023

A 2021 resolution adopted by The American Legion’s National Executive Committee (NEC) encourages “every American Legion Baseball team to observe a moment of silence before their game(s) each year on June 2 in memory of Major League Baseball’s great Lou Gehrig and all veterans who suffer or have died from ALS.”

Flag Day

Jun 14, 2023

Flag Day, June 14, commemorates the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for the first national flag. On this day, American Legion posts often hold a flag retirement ceremony or participate in community celebrations. At 7 p.m. EDT on June 14 is the annual Pause for the Pledge.

U.S. Army Birthday

Jun 14, 2023

June 14 is the birthday of the U.S. Army. According to the U.S. Army Center of Military History’s website – at history.army.mil – it was on June 14, 1775, that “the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year.”

Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2023

A federal holiday, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans.

Korean War starts (1950)

Jun 25, 2023

The Korean War "began on June 25, 1950, when the Northern Korean People's Army invaded South Korea in a coordinated general attack at several strategic points along the 38th parallel, the line dividing communist North Korea from the non-communist Republic of Korea in the south. North Korea aimed to militarily conquer South Korea and therefore unify Korea under the communist North Korean regime." Read more.

 

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