National commander calls for House to pass Legion coin bill

The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act, which passed the U.S. Senate on Aug. 3, is picking up momentum in the House of Representatives. The legislation, H.R. 2519, had 322 co-sponsors on Sept 6. Congress only authorizes the minting of two commemorative coins per year, an honor that the nation’s largest veterans organization deserves, according to American Legion National Commander Denise H. Rohan.

“Next year The American Legion will hold its 100th National Convention, an historic commemoration of a great century of service,” Rohan said. “It would be fitting for The American Legion to enter that historic gathering in Minneapolis with a collectible commemorative coin worthy of the great Legionnaires who dedicated themselves to service during the last one hundred years. We salute the United States Senate for passing The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. We call on the House of Representatives to do the same. I call on all members of The American Legion Family and friends of The American Legion to ask their representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 2519 and pass this act now.”

Once it passes the House, it would advance to the White House for the president’s signature.