Legionnaires in the Department of France were among those from the organization that went to work in September helping U.S.-allied Afghan refugees get settled, fed and supplied following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August.
Meanwhile, soldiers in Texas took advantage of an American Legion-supported virtual and in-person career fair in the month, and the national Employment and Education Division testified on legislation to prevent flight schools from exploiting GI Bill-using veterans.
The national combined Americanism/Children & Youth Conference drew 505 attendees, and $11,000 in grants from National Headquarters were disbursed to local posts that suffered serious economic setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
September was another month of impact for The American Legion. To see this month’s report and those of previous months, click here.