The American Legion was recognized with a Gold Award and a Bronze Award during the 42nd annual Association Media & Publishing EXCEL Awards competition on June 22.
In the category titled, “Pandemic response: dedicated issue,” The American Legion took first place for its 84-page special bookazine. “COVID OPERATIONS: The American Legion Family's Response to the Global Pandemic” documented how American Legion members served their communities during the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak.
In the podcast series category, the special Tango Alpha Lima 9/11 series won the Bronze Award. It was the third award for the series, which featured 20 unique stories honoring the memories of the 20th anniversary of the attack.
“These awards demonstrate the power and impact of American Legion media,” Media and Communications Commission Chairman Dave Wallace said. “As the world of media rapidly evolves, this recognition is a clear indication that we are delivering content that matters to our members in print and electronic formats.”