January, 2024

Legacy Scholarship Application opens

Jan 1, 2024

American Legion Legacy Scholarship application for 2024 is online. Click here to apply for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is available to children whose parents died while honorably serving on active military duty on or after 9/11, as well as children of post-9/11 veterans with a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or higher.

Legion Baseball registration opens

Jan 1, 2024

Register for the 2023 American Legion Baseball season hereMore than 3,400 teams and nearly 55,000 youth participate in the program yearly from all 50 states and Canada.

Samsung American Legion Scholarship application opens

Jan 1, 2024

If you are a high school junior who will be attending an American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State program this summer, you may be eligible for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship. The Samsung American Legion Scholarship is available for high school juniors who participate in the current session of American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State and are a direct descendant (or legally adopted child) of a U.S. military veteran who served honorably on active duty during a period of war (April 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918; or Dec. 7, 1941, until a date as determined by Congress).

Be the One Day

Jan 1, 2024

On the first day of every month, Legion Family members are encouraged to wear a Be the One item to show their commitment to reducing the stigma around mental health issues among veterans and servicemembers. And to start a conversation about what Be the One is and how to save the life of a veteran. Legion posts should also promote Be the One on the first day of every month. Visit legion.org/betheone

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 15, 2024

On this federal holiday, American Legion posts celebrate the life and achievements of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Deadline for Veterans Employment & Education Awards

Jan 15, 2024

Nomination forms for the Veterans Employment and Education awards are available at www.legion.org/careers/awards. There are five available awards.

National Employer of Veterans Award. This award is offered in three categories: Category I – Employers of more than 200 employees (Large); Category II – Employers of 51-200 employees (Medium); Category III – Employers of 1-50 employees (Small).

80% Membership Target Date

Jan 18, 2024

This target date is worth 8,000 points for meeting the 80% target (not including DMS totals). Transmittals must be received and fully processed at National Headquarters during normal business hours on or before the January target date. See all department membership standings.  

Luke Air Force Base Career Exploration & Hiring Fair

Jan 18, 2024

Hiring Our Heroes job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More details here

Club Five Six, 144000 W. Eagle Street, Glendale, AZ 85309

Camp LeJeune Skillbridge Exploration Fair

Jan 25, 2024

Join Hiring Our Heroes to explore a variety of careers, meet with organizations offering SkillBridge programs regionally and nationally, and learn how to be successful in your transition process. Click here for more information. 


Virtual Training Tuesday on Service Animals

Jan 30, 2024

Explore the impact service dogs have on the lives of veterans during the January Training Tuesday session, as well as the do's and don'ts when interacting with service dogs. Register here.

The virtual training will:

Post Honor Ribbon Form Due

Jan 31, 2024

Honor ribbons are awarded to posts whose membership for the current membership year (as of December 31) achieves an advance membership (for the year about to begin) equal to or greater than the final membership for the year ending. Certification forms must be submitted to the Membership Division by Jan. 31 (National Membership Awards Program Manual).

Certificate of Meritorious Service All-Time High Award Deadline

Jan 31, 2024

This certificate is awarded to all posts that have enrolled an advance membership for the membership year (as of December 31) equaling or surpassing the post’s previous all-time high membership (page 14 of the National Membership Awards Program Manual).


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