News Alert: What you need to know

2014 Eagle Scout application available. The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship and three runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each. Applications are due to department headquarters by March 1. Review eligibility requirements and download an application:

View upcoming career fairs. As servicemembers come home from deployments in record numbers, The American Legion is doing all it can to help them find jobs. In 2013, the Legion participated in more than 150 job fairs and hiring events in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Recruit Military. Keep track of job fairs and career events coming to your area by visiting the Legion’s online list of veterans career fairs:

Celebrate the Legion’s 95th birthday. March 15 is the designated birthday of The American Legion. A speech is available for posts to use during the hosting of private or public events that commemorate this anniversary. The speech is located on the Legion’s publication web page under the Public Relations section:

Receive flag alerts. There are nearly 36,000 subscribers to The American Legion’s Flag Alert, an email notification that is sent when the flag of the United States is to be displayed at half staff. Sign up for the alert: