February, 2024


Feb 1, 2024

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.


Feb 1, 2024

Americanism is an unfailing love of country, loyalty to its institutions and ideals, eagerness to defend it against all enemies, individual allegiance to the U.S. flag and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. See American Legion's Programs of Americanism.

Department submissions due for National Law Enforcement Officer and National Firefighter of the Year awards

Feb 1, 2024

Download the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year application; Firefighter of the Year application. The American Legion awards its National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to a law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement.

Fort Riley SkillBridge Exploration Fair

Feb 1, 2024

Visit the Hiring Our Heroes website for more information.

Be the One Day

Feb 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

Veterans Benefits Event in Sacramento, CA

Feb 2, 2024

Military veterans in and around the Sacramento, Calif., area are invited to a special event Feb. 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 77, 523 Bush Street, Woodland, CA 95695. 

State teams along with local members from The American Legion will discuss veterans benefits and service to the community. A veteran service officer will be available to assist veterans with claims or answer veteran-related questions. 

All veterans are invited to visit Post 77 to learn more about The American Legion and benefits available to them. 


Four Chaplains Sunday

Feb 4, 2024

View a guide to honoring the Four Chaplains. American Legion posts nationwide remember Four Chaplains Day with memorial services that pay tribute to the courageous chaplains and the brave young men who lost their lives when the Dorchester tragically sunk on Feb. 3, 1943, while crossing the North Atlantic, transporting troops to an American base in Greenland.

85% Membership Target Date

Feb 14, 2024

This target date is worth 8,500 points for meeting the 85% target (not including DMS totals). Transmittals must be received and fully processed at National Headquarters during normal business hours on or before the February target date. See department membership standings

Dyess Air Force Base Career Exploration & Hiring Fair

Feb 15, 2024

Click here for more details about this Hiring Our Heroes job fair. 

Presidents Day

Feb 19, 2024

On this federal holiday, Legion Family members honor all those who have served as president of the United States.

Department Service Officers (DSO) School

Feb 21, 2024

The American Legion conducts two Department Service Officer School sessions each year. DSO School is geared for the professional accredited American Legion representative at the regional office, county and state levels. Attendees must be endorsed by the department adjutant, who must submit a certification form to National Headquarters. Learn how to attend DSO School.

Fort Huachuca Career Exploration & Hiring Fair

Feb 22, 2024

Click here for more details about this Hiring Our Heroes job fair. 

Washington Conference

Feb 25, 2024

American Legion leadership will gather in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25-28 to meet with representatives and watch National Commander Daniel J. Seehafer testify before Congress on Legion legislative priorities. Visit legion.org/washingtonconference for guidance on how to engage your lawmakers, the Know Before You Go presentation, the legislative agenda and more resources.  



Camp Foster Career Summit

Feb 27, 2024

Click here for more details about this Hiring Our Heroes job fair. 

Virtual Training Tuesday: How to Conduct a Post Meeting

Feb 27, 2024

The Feb. 27 Training Tuesday at 7 p.m. Eastern time, hosted by the Internal Affairs & Membership Division, is on how to conduct a post meeting. This session will discuss the fundamental aspects of effective post meetings to ensure clarity, productivity and efficiency. Register for the virtual training.

Travis Air Force Base Career Exploration & Hiring Fair

Feb 28, 2024

Click here for more details about this Hiring Our Heroes job fair. 


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