Donors who contribute $19 a month to the tax-deductible American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation, and those who make a one-time donation of $125 or more, will receive limited-edition DVD videos of the spectacular opening ceremony of the 100th American Legion National Convention.
The opening session featured music, dancing and a journey into The American Legion’s roots – as performed by Troupe America and a re-enactor portraying organization co-founder Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Described by many attendees as the best national convention opening in recent memory, the performance included vintage footage from World War I, past American Legion conventions and program activities.
Among the songs performed were “Over There” and “My Buddy.”
The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation – a new name for the 1925-established American Legion Endowment Fund – provides resources to help military and veteran families facing financial crises and helps train American Legion service officers who provide free, expert benefits assistance for veterans and their families worldwide.
To make a gift to the foundation and receive a limited-edition 100th National Convention opening DVD, visit online here.
The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation is American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad’s chief fundraiser this year.