Fathead wall clings help tell American Legion story
The Department of Iowa's portable Fathead timeline. (Photo courtesy of John Derner)

Fathead wall clings help tell American Legion story

As the busy season kicks off for The American Legion at every level – starting with the organization’s birthday in mid-March and continuing through youth programs, conventions, last membership pushes and more – posts and departments might consider jazzing up their interior decoration a bit with Legion-branded Fatheads.

Developed by National Headquarters as part of the Centennial Celebration in 2018-2019 and sold through Emblem Sales, the Fatheads are wall clings that adhere to surfaces without damaging them when they are moved and reused. A total of eight different clings are available, ranging from a display of the Four Pillars of American Legion service, to new and vintage Preambles and Legion Family logos in a variety of sizes. Each can be viewed in detail on the Emblem Sales website.

David Staehlin, a member of Richard Dingle American Legion Post 98 in St. Paul Park, Minn., purchased a cling of the new “all wars” version of the Preamble to the American Legion Constitution with the intent of gifting it to the post.

The Department of Iowa also utilized a frame, but for a different purpose that anyone can copy. They purchased the visual timeline of American Legion history, and department adjutant John Derner says they “mounted it on a board and framed it. Having it portable has allowed us to take it to the department convention and other events. When not traveling, it hangs in our conference room at Department HQ.”

As for the rest of the centennial merchandise, production has been discontinued, but there is still stock available, from polo shirts to coins and more. Contact Emblem Sales with any questions, at (888) 453-4466 or emblem@legion.org.