American Legion honors longtime member Kenneth Danilson
Chairman of The American Legion's National Marketing Commission Kenneth D. Danilson and Past National Commander Jake Comer during the National Executive Committee meeting in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion

American Legion honors longtime member Kenneth Danilson

Conference Room 111 at The American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis has been renamed to honor a longtime Legionnaire who has dedicated himself to the organization, America’s veterans and their families.

During the annual Fall Meetings of the National Executive Committee in Indianapolis on Oct. 17, Resolution No. 27 was adopted, renaming Room 111 the Kenneth D. Danilson National Finance Commission Conference Room.

“I’m very surprised and grateful for this. I had no idea this was going to happen,” Danilson said. “Thank you very much.”

Danilson is a U.S. Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War who has been a 49-year member of The American Legion Department of Iowa. He has held numerous offices at the department and post level, and has served on several national committees.

For the past three years Danilson has served as the chairman of the National Marketing Commission; prior to his service on the Marketing Commission he served 27 years on the National Finance Commission. Of those 27 years, he served 17 as chairman – making him the longest serving National Finance Commission chairman in American Legion history.

Past National Commander (PNC) Jake Comer of Massachusetts presented Danilson with a copy of the resolution and the plaque that will be hung outside the conference room. As a PNC, Comer said he has been afforded many privileges in The American Legion and in the NEC Room, “but none of the privileges I ever received is more meaningful to me than to honor a great Legionnaire and friend, and one that has dedicated himself to this building and to this organization.”