Four new categories have been added to The American Legion's story-sharing website, www.legiontown.org. These categories include:
Post Treasures – Legion members are can share historic or unique items within their post, such as military uniforms or weapons, or items that celebrate the Legion's history over the past nearly 100 years.
Boys State – Nearly 20,000 young men attend an American Legion Boys State program every year. The Boys State category is an opportunity for these young men to share their experiences and how the program shaped their life and future.
Legacy Scholarship – Since The American Legion Legacy Scholarship's inception following the attacks on 9/11, 268 children of veterans who died on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, or have a combined disability rating of at least 50 percent, have received the college scholarship. Recipients of the Legacy Scholarship can share their stories of how the scholarship helped them achieve higher education and follow their dreams without worrying about the high cost of college.
Samsung Scholarship – The Samsung American Legion Scholarship has awarded more than $5.7 million since 1995 to more than 2,000 young men and women who participated in Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State and are direct descendants (or legally adopted children) of wartime veterans eligible for American Legion membership. Recipients of the college scholarship can share how it shaped their future and where they are now because of it.
Legiontown registration is free.
Since 2009, Legiontown has served as a platform for Legion Family members and veterans to share their stories of ways they are raising their community profile. Whether it's fundraising events for Legion programs, welcome-home celebrations for returning troops or membership recruitment efforts, Legion Family members are sharing their stories and photos of the good they do throughout the year as an inspiration to other posts, squadrons and units.