Nearly 1,400 Legion posts honored for membership

Post Honor Ribbon. 1,346 American Legion posts received the Post Honor Ribbon. The ribbons are awarded to posts whose membership for the current membership year (as of Dec. 31) achieves an advance membership (for the year about to begin) equal to or greater than the final membership for the year. Certification forms were due Jan. 31.

PUFL. 8,316 American Legion members became Paid Up For Life (PUFL) members in 2017. For 2018, 754 members have become Paid Up For Life. American Legion members interested in the discounted PUFL program can easily join at

Scholarships. 268 students were awarded $1,137,642 in academic scholarships at The American Legion national level in 2017, an increase of 45 percent from 2016 due to the expansion of the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The Legacy Scholarship is available to children whose parents have either died on active duty since 9/11 or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. The needs-based scholarship awards up to $20,000 in aid for undergraduate or post-graduate college.

The 2018 Legacy Scholarship application deadline is April 9. Apply online at

Children and youth month. 80 years is how long The American Legion has celebrated “April is Children & Youth Month.” During this month, American Legion Family members are asked to show their local communities the Legion’s commitment to young people by hosting youth activities or by becoming involved in programs that support young people. For ideas on how to support and promote Children & Youth Month in your community, download the Legion’s “April is Children & Youth Month” brochure at