September, 2023


Sep 1, 2023

The American Legion's National Emergency Fund Preparation Guide helps posts prepare for a natural disaster and apply for a National Emergency Fund grant. 

Club registration opens for Junior Shooting Sports Program

Sep 1, 2023

The American Legion's Junior 3-Postion Air Rifle Tournament provides American Legion-affiliated youth competitors an opportunity to test their marksmanship skills in competition with other junior competitors throughout the nation. Register a teamThe individual tournament has two phases of competition – first round is state championships, and second round is qualification for national championships.

Operation HEAL*ARIOUS: Newport News, Va.

Sep 10, 2023

Operation HEAL*ARIOUS: America's Funniest Veterans & Military Spouses Competition. Founder and executive producer is retired Army Lt. Col. Robin Johnson, a Legionnaire. For event details, click here.

Patriot Day

Sep 11, 2023

Patriot Day is a day of remembrance to those who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon and on United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. American Legion Family members lead efforts in their communities to honor and remember the victims and to never forget.

Air Force Birthday

Sep 11, 2023

Sept. 18 is the birthday of the Air Force. Now the second-youngest of the service branches, the Air Force was officially founded as an independent service in 1947, although the U.S. military deployed aerial components even back in World War I. Here are some things you might not know about the Air Force.

History Book Contest entry certification forms due to National Headquarters

Sep 15, 2023

The national historian will conduct an annual one-year narrative history and yearbook (pictorial) history contest at the post level. These ongoing national contests will give stability and continuity to the recording of post events for future generations of Legionnaires. See pages 125-134 in the Officer’s Guide and Manual of Ceremonies for comprehensive outlines to compile a one-year narrative history or yearbook.

POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 15, 2023

Sept. 16 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, held each year on the third Friday of September. This commemoration is set aside to honor the commitment and sacrifices made by this nation's prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as their families. As part of the day of recognition, Americans are asked to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by the military men and women who are imprisoned or unaccounted for as a result of their military service. Individuals and businesses should also fly their POW/MIA flags.

Operation HEAL*ARIOUS: Killeen, Texas

Sep 15, 2023

Operation HEAL*ARIOUS: America's Funniest Veterans & Military Spouses Competition. Founder and executive producer is retired Army Lt. Col. Robin Johnson, a Legionnaire.

American Legion Day

Sep 16, 2023

In recognition of The American Legion's 90th birthday, the Senate and House of Representatives passed a resolution designating Sept. 16 as “American Legion Day." The measure was shepherded through the Senate by then Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, who praised the Legion for its continued aid to wounded veterans and military families, legacy of community volunteerism and significant role in establishing important national legislation.

Combined Americanism Conference

Sep 16, 2023

Sept. 16-17, Department chairman for Junior Shooting Sports and Children & Youth programs will meet. Learn more here.

Constitution Week

Sep 17, 2023

Constitution Week observes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. The American Legion supports this through its Oratorical Contest, a Constitutional speech contest for high school youth. Learn how to participate in the program at

Combined Americanism Conference

Sep 22, 2023

Sept. 22-24, Department chairman for Legion Baseball, Boys State, Scouting, chaplain and Oratorical will meet.

Learn more here.

Gold Star Mother's Day

Sep 24, 2023

This day recognizes and honors mothers whose son or daughter paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military.


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