Dear American Legion Family and Friends,
This year of honoring The American Legion’s centennial has been inspiring.
As we remember our past century of success, dozens of stellar achievements come to mind. Programs that honor our veterans, support servicemembers and mentor youth are a testament to the dedication of our members.
American Legion service officers fight for the benefits veterans earned when they kept our nation secure from enemies foreign and domestic. Our Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) grants help servicemembers (and veterans) with minor children cover basic costs when expenses can become overwhelming. And thousands of tomorrow’s leaders experience life-changing weeks each summer at Boys State, with 100 participants moving on to Boys Nation.
These are just some of the programs that I am proud to represent this year.
But these programs need your immediate help.
Not only do these programs require volunteer hours to succeed, they also need proper funding. That’s where proceeds from American Legion centennial coin sales come into play.
The proceeds from this year’s coin sales from the U.S. Mint help fund American Legion programs that support veterans, servicemembers, their families and the communities in which they live. For example, surcharges totaling $35 for each $5 gold coin sold, $10 for each silver dollar sold, and $5 for each half dollar sold are authorized to be paid to The American Legion.
To purchase a coin, or coins, or for more information, please visit www.legion.org/coin. For those who do not have access to a computer, call 800-872-6468.
After Dec. 31, the U.S. Mint will no longer sell these limited-edition collector’s items. Individuals can order them as mementos. Posts can purchase them and use them for fundraisers. Grandparents can pass them on to grandkids as treasured gifts.
I cannot think of a better way to honor The American Legion’s centennial than by ordering a keepsake commemorative coin or coins that will help ensure that our nation’s veterans, servicemembers and youth will receive the assistance only Legion Family members can provide. Order yours today before it’s too late.