April, 2024

Department Eagle Scout of the Year applications due to National Headquarters

Apr 1, 2024

The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three runner-up scholarships will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each. Learn more about the scholarship.


Apr 1, 2024

For more than 80 years, The American Legion has supported today’s young people as we observe April as Children & Youth Month. During this month of celebration, American Legion Family members are encouraged to show their local communities our dedication to young people by hosting youth activities or by becoming involved in programs and organizations that support young people. See the Legion's Children & Youth programs.

Be the One Day

Apr 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

Legacy Scholarship applications due

Apr 10, 2024

American Legion Legacy Scholarship application for 2024 is online. Click here for information on 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.

95% Membership Target Date

Apr 10, 2024

This target date is worth 9,500 points for meeting the 95% target (not including DMS totals). Transmittals must be received and fully processed at National Headquarters during normal business hours on or before the April target date.

Media & Communications Contest Deadline

Apr 15, 2024

The American Legion Media & Communications Contest wants to recognize the hard work Legion Family members do to promote the good of the organization across media channels. The contest provides an opportunity for all Legion Family members – American Legion, Sons of The American Legion, Auxiliary and Legion Riders – to submit their work and be recognized. Ready to enter the Media & Communications Contest?

Virtual hiring fair

Apr 23, 2024

The American Legion and MilitaryHire are cohosting a virtual hiring fair on April 23 for servicemembers, veterans and military spouses. Click here to register for the event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Job seekers will be able to connect directly with recruiters representing Aflac, The Hershey Company, JDog, General Dynamics Mission Systems, AESC, Rocket Companies, Molina Healthcare, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Treasury, DataPath, Constellis, Trane Technologies and more.

American Legion Family Day

Apr 27, 2024

The National Executive Committee passed Resolution No. 7, American Legion Family Day at its Fall Meeting in October 2022. The resolution established an American Legion Family Day to be observed annually on the last Saturday of April.

Training Tuesday on Be the One

Apr 30, 2024

As part of The American Legion's Be the One mission to end veteran suicide, we have joined forces with Columbia University to develop training for those who want to learn more about interacting and responding with veterans who may be in crisis. The training will be held April 30 at 7 p.m. Eastern time.


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