News: Legion podcast remembers 9/11; Riders raise $1.1 million for Legacy Fund

Legion podcast remembers 9/11

The American Legion Tango Alpha Lima podcast hosted a special series commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 – for 20 days, 20 stories were shared.  Special guests included:

• A Legionnaire and ferry boat captain who helped people flee New York City.

• A retired Marine lieutenant colonel who spent the day with the president and vice president as they discussed America’s response.

• Jessica Lynch, the first female POW to be rescued.

• An air traffic controller for Flight 93 who has not returned to work since 9/11.

Listen to the audio version of each episode at or watch the videos on YouTube at

$1.1 million raised for Legacy Fund

Between donations on stage at the 102nd National Convention in the Phoenix and the 2021 Legacy Run, more than $1.1 million was raised for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. The fund provides college scholarships to the children of U.S. military personnel killed while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, as well as for children of post-9/11 veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Legacy Run has raised more than $12.6 million dollars since 2006.